Makerhealth: Facilitating frugal innovation with and for healthcare professionals through medical fablab techniques
The general objective of the Makerhealth project is to make frugal innovation accessible with and for healthcare organizations by means of medical fablab techniques. Within the research project we want to facilitate an additional innovation strategy to scale up ‘low tech high impact’ care innovations coming from healthcare professionals. The innovation chain within this project is formed by healthcare organizations (hospitals, elderly care and multifunctional centers), Industrial Product Design students, industrial design agencies. The general objective is divided into two concrete objectives. On the one hand (1) the introduction of fast and effective ways to apply medical fablab techniques within healthcare organisations and linked to (2) reducing the risk within scaling up trajectories to frugal innovations of the healthprototypes conceived by healthcare professionals.