Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Not Impossible: Hardware & Hacking for the Sake of Humanity

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Saturday2:30 PM3:30 PMMake: Live Stage

Not Impossible's panel, "Technology for the sake of humanity," will feature a discussion of the increasing opportunities for companies and individuals to harness the power of the maker/hacker community to develop solutions to seemingly insurmountable human challenges. Mick Ebeling, CEO and Co-Founder of Not Impossible will kick off the conversation with a presentation on Project Daniel: Using 3D printers to make arms and hands for children of war in Sudan. Project Daniel serves as a true case study for what is possible when you match creative problem solvers and brilliant technical minds with real-world health issues.


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Presenters:

Mick Ebeling — CEO & Founder

Not Impossible Labs

Mick Ebeling is the CEO & Founder of Not Impossible Labs. He's an award-winning producer, philanthropist, change renegade and one of USA Network's Top Ten Cultural Trailblazers.

Jose Gomez-Marquez — Co-Founder Maker Nurse / Director Little Devices Lab

Maker Nurse / Little Devices Lab at MIT

Jose Gomez-Marquez is the principal medical device designer at MIT's Little Devices lab & Co-Founder of Maker Nurse, an organization that seeks to bring nurse making to the forefront of healthcare.

Anupam Pathak — CEO / Founder

Lift Labs

Inventor & entrepreneur, Anupam Pathak founded Lift Labs with the intent to use simple technology to improve quality of life for people suffering from Essential Tremor or Parkinson's Disease.

David Putrino — Associate Professor / Not Impossible "Brainwriter" Team Maker / Co-Founder GesTherapy

Burke Rehabilitation Institute / MIT / Not Impossible / Ges Therapy

David is a Physical Therapist with a PhD in Neuroscience. He completed studies at Harvard & MIT and is now creating a DIY, EEG brain-machine-interface for Not Impossible's "Brainwriter" Project.