Field Ready Makeathon

Capturing the Value

The process involves coming up with theoretical solutions, taking a few of them forwards to proof of concept prototyping and sharing findings, with the hope that one or more of these will serve as basis for future development. The theme of this Makeathon is construction quality in Haiti; participants will be given the challenge of identifying ways of testing the quality of concrete blocks on the site of delivery to ensure safe construction.

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Non-Profit Design that Matters Prints 3D Models that Communicate Across Cultures

The Solidworks Blog

To kick off our Pelican project, we used rough pulse oximiter models to collect direct feedback from community health workers, nurses, doctors, and parents in Haiti, hosted by Partners in Health and the St Boniface Haiti Foundation.

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Design that Matters Saves Newborn Lives with Help from SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

We use SOLIDWORKS in every part of our design process. We just returned from Haiti where we brought early Pelican prototypes to hospitals with stellar global health organizations Partners in Health and the St Boniface Haiti Foundation.

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Building With Strangers: 3D Printing And New Possibilities For Creative Collaboration

3D Printing Review

And so, last June, they started their own company to print 3D designs on demand, with the hopes of making 3D printing a viable, scalable manufacturing process.

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The Disadvantages of 3D Printing in the Medical Field

Shapeways Blog

Reading well-vetted sources in news and research, as well as accessing service-driven organizations with experience in new technologies, offers an important step in any process.

Design that Matters Goes from Inspiration to Sketch in One Easy Step

The Solidworks Blog

In the earliest stages of our design process, we need tools to rapidly visualize new medical device ideas. We used this digital sketching process to create the early concepts for our Pelican pulse oximeter to identify newborns with pneumonia.

Will 3D Printing Change The World?

3D Rapid Pro

The printing process can take as little as 12-24 hours. This experimental technology, called Contour Crafting, may soon be able to be used to rebuild not just homes but entire ports to with withstand future earthquakes that devastate places like Haiti.