World Maker Faire New York 2013

MakerNurse: The Stealth Ingenuity of Inventive Nurses in America

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Nurses, the ultimate Medical Makers, are creating advanced devices, new ways of caring for patients, and everyday health hacks that save lives. The Maker Movement can learn from the past and the future of nurse inventions and find opportunities for affordable prototyping. Lori Melichar of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Jose Gomez-Marquez of Little Devices Lab at MIT discuss the impact of inventive fabrication by nurses in America. They are bringing together Makers and nurses around the country; celebrating and equipping inventive nurses in clinics and hospitals to make health care in America more affordable, inventive and effective.

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Jose Gomez-Marquez — Director

MIT Little Devices Lab

Jose Gomez-Marquez makes affordable DIY Medical Technology at MIT's Little Devices Lab.

Dale Dougherty — President & CEO

Maker Media, Inc.

Dale Dougherty is the founder, President & CEO of Maker Media, Inc. in Sebastopol, CA. Maker Media produces Make Magazine, which launched in 2005, and Maker Faire, which was held first in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. MAKE has been the catalyst for a worldwide Maker Movement that is transforming innovation in industry, hands-on learning in education and the personal lives of makers of all ages. MAKE invites everyone to become a maker, and integrate creative goals with technical skills. Dougherty was a co-founder of Ou2019Reilly Media, where he was the first editor of their computing trade books, and developed GNN in 1993, the first commercial website. He coined Web 2.0 in 1993. MAKE started at Ou2019Reilly Media and spun out as its own company in January 2013. He grew up in Louisville, KY.

Lori Melichar — Senior Program Officer

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Lori Melichar is a labor economist and senior program officer in the Foundation's Research and Evaluation Unit, working with the Pioneer Portfolio and Human Capital Portfolio.