MakerHealth CEO to Keynote the HS/HSL Maker Expo

Anna Young, MakerHealth CEO

Anna Young, MakerHealth CEO and former TEDMED speaker, brings prototyping tools and makerspaces into hospitals. Her keynote at the 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.

Anna is the Co-Founder of MakerNurse, an RWJF sponsored program to support inventive, frontline nurses. Anna’s roots come from MIT as researcher in the Little Devices Lab and lecturer in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science. In 2015, Anna was recognized by LinkedIn as a top Health Innovator under 35 and in 2016 received Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.

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 3D 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 3D bio printers, virtual reality microscopy and radiology, medical imaging software, and more.

The half-day event will be begin at 9:30 a.m., March 6, at the SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St.

Registration is free, space is limited. Refreshments and lunch provided.

The HS/HSL Maker Expo is made possible by sponsorship from Health Sciences and Human Services Library, NNLM SEA, arivis, and UM Ventures.

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