Maker Culture Health

The maker movement expands to include wellness technology innovations

Implications - As online tutorials and the need for customization become ubiquitous topics for consumers, a growing number of "makers" are taking healthcare into their own hands. Manufactured using readily available components, consumers have the ability to be increasingly independent from larger manufacturers.
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Mild Top 5 Examples: 9,763 Total Clicks May 13 - Jun 14
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DIY Hearing Aids - The 'iHear' Hearing Aid Can Be Programmed and Calibrated By the User
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 2,424 Clicks Pub: Mar 27, 14
DIY Hearing Aids
The 'iHear' Hearing Aid Can Be Programmed and Calibrated By the User
iHear is an invisible hearing aid that allows users to test their hearing levels at home, and calibrate their hearing aid accordingly. The iHear system consists of a test kit, miniature hearing... [More]
DIY Germ-Killing Wands - The Rechargeable UV-C Purifying Wand Kills Unwanted Pests
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Mild 4,292 Clicks Pub: Sep 15, 13
DIY Germ-Killing Wands
The Rechargeable UV-C Purifying Wand Kills Unwanted Pests
If you have ever had a fear of what may be growing on your bed, then the Rechargeable UV-C Purifying Wand is exactly what you need in order to sleep easy at night. There are many items in our homes... [More]
3D-Printed Heartbeat Regulators - These Artificial Heart 3D-Printed Membranes Could Save Your Life
SCORE: 3.7
Mild 1,216 Clicks Pub: Mar 5, 14
3D-Printed Heartbeat Regulators
These Artificial Heart 3D-Printed Membranes Could Save Your Life
You’ve heard of 3D-printed auto parts, robots and even clothes, but a 3D-printed membrane for your heart is definitely out there. Scientists at the University of Illinois and Washington... [More]
DIY Health Trackers - The Samsung Simband Prototype Ushers in an Open Platform for Designers
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Untested 792 Clicks Pub: May 30, 14
DIY Health Trackers
The Samsung Simband Prototype Ushers in an Open Platform for Designers
Wearable technology is still new enough to fall short of many people’s expectations, but the Samsung Simband prototype hopes to change that. The Korean electronics company has introduced a... [More]
DIY Free-Sourced Prosthetics - These Prosthetic Hand Designs Will Help Out Any Family in Need
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Untested 1,039 Clicks Pub: May 29, 13
DIY Free-Sourced Prosthetics
These Prosthetic Hand Designs Will Help Out Any Family in Need
The cost of a prosthetic hand can cost as much as $10,000, but thanks to this DIY project that cost is significantly reduced. The ‘Robohand’ is a mechanical, 3D-printed prosthetic that can be... [More]