When: 1:00pm on Sunday, Nov 13th
Where: Discovery Zone in Maker Exhibit Hall
Time required: 30 minutes
Capacity Limit: 20 per session; First come, first-serve basis. There will be a Sign-Up Sheet available before each session at the Discovery Zone.
Description: How do you make a $10 nebulizer? Learn how everyday hospital supplies paired with the right hardware store components can help patients with asthma in emergencies and in remote areas with low resources.
Tech / Craft / Mindset: Circuits, Electricity, Mechanical
About The Expert:
Jose Gomez-Marquez directs medical technology design at Little Devices @ MIT and is the creator of MIT’s first course on affordable medical hardware. Jose is the co-founder of the MakerHealth network and co-inventor of the MEDIKit platform, a series of design building blocks that empower doctors and nurses in developing countries to invent their own medical technologies. His other research projects include crowd sourced diagnostics, paper microfluidics, and affordable diagnostics for extreme environments. Gomez-Marquez has served on the European Union’s Science Against Poverty Taskforce and has participated as an expert advisor in the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. In 2009, Gomez-Marquez was selected to Technology Review’s TR35, which also named him Humanitarian of the Year. In 2011 he was named a TED Fellow and is a co-founder of Pop Up Labs. Most recently, Gomez-Marquez launched the MakerNurse project to advance nurse innovation in America with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He arrived to the United States from his native Honduras on a Rotary exchange and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For the latest news on any of these areas you can follow @MakerHealthCo, @MakerNurse or @jfgm on Twitter.