MakerHealth CEO Anna Young brings prototyping tools and makerspaces into hospitals. Her keynote address at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s (HS/HSL) Maker Expo, “A Maker Revolution in Health,” will discuss the use of rapid prototyping tools in hospital units to enhance the natural, do-it-yourself problem-solving abilities of clinicians and patients.
Young is the co-founder of MakerNurse, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored program to support inventive, frontline nurses. Her roots come from MIT as a researcher in the Little Devices Lab and a lecturer in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science. In 2015, Young was recognized by LinkedIn as a top health innovator under 35. In 2016, she made Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business list.
The HS/HSL Maker Expo is a networking and showcase event for makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs working in the health sciences. Invited speakers will discuss health care projects that leverage 3-D printing, design software, and robotics, as well as new ventures to increase local support for commercializing bio and medical technologies.
Exhibitors will provide hands-on demonstrations of 3-D bio printers, virtual reality microscopy and radiology, medical imaging software, and more.
The half-day event will be begin at 9:30 a.m. on March 6 at the SMC Campus Center. Registration is free, but space is limited. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Register at this link.