Makerspace can realize inventive nurses’ ideas

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DIY medical kits, such as an initiative developed to 3D print medical equipment after the Haiti earthquake, are being used to solve immediate and unique medical needs. Now in the US, MakerNurse is an educational workspace that helps nurses build solutions to unique patient scenarios. Nurses represent the interface between patient comfort and doctor treatment. This perspective often results in nurses being the first to react to unique patient needs, resorting to crudely customizing hospital equipment. Founded by the director of MIT's Little Devices Lab, and a lecturer of device design also at MIT, MakerNurse acts as an educative platform…

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