Health & Biohacking

The latest DIY ideas, experiments and demonstrations in health science including at-home diagnostics and healing.

Soldering With A Hand Tremor: The Camera Gimbal Hack

Soldering With A Hand Tremor: The Camera Gimbal Hack

Jonathan Gleich has developed a bit of a hand tremor, which makes soldering quite difficult. If you’ve ever tried soldering anything more complex than a through hole resistor, you’ll know that even a the normal shakiness of a hand can really be a road block to getting things done. Jonathan, being the industrious maker that […]

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Plan CO2: Making A Public Display

Plan CO2: Making A Public Display

When I saw the big emoji (old school – smiley) on Carter Nelson’s RGB Matrix Portal Room CO2 Monitor project on Adafruit, I knew he was on to something. I wished that I would begin seeing more such displays in places like restaurants and shops, not to mention school classrooms, offices and makerspaces in the coming months. In Carter’s Adafruit project, the CO2 monitoring device presents a concise public-health message.

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The Pandemic-inspired Case for an Open-Source Medical Hardware Ecosystem

The Pandemic-inspired Case for an Open-Source Medical Hardware Ecosystem

The pandemic has been horrible; but it has created beautiful human stories. One such story recounts tens of thousands of persons self-organizing into unpaid teams to address the pandemic by successfully making and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE)

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Plan C: The Making of the Montana Mask

Plan C: The Making of the Montana Mask

Dr. Marlin “Dusty” Richardson is a neurosurgeon in Billings, Montana. In the first week of March, the Billings Clinic, where Dusty Richardson works, sent out a memo to its staff. Shortages of masks would necessitate a change in policy — medical staff were now told to reuse masks, and the new policy was to use […]

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Health Making from the Frontlines of a Hospital Makerspace

Health Making from the Frontlines of a Hospital Makerspace

MakerHealth caught up Rose Hedges RN, DNP a MakerNurse champion at St. Luke’s hospital about her team’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak to create hardware with frontline staff. How did the culture of St. Luke’s Hospital prepare you and your team to respond to COVID-19?  At St. Luke’s Hospital, we have embraced the spirit of […]

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PLAN C: HYJEIA: A Low-cost UV-C Unit

PLAN C: HYJEIA: A Low-cost UV-C Unit

  Two hours outside of Tokyo in Chiba prefecture is Hackerfarm, a hackerspace that applies technology to growing things like potatoes. Christopher Wang, better known as Akiba, is thinking that potatoes would feed a lot of people if food shortages result from COVID-19. The experiment is called Project Potatohead — A Farm-to-Foodbank Initiative. However, Akiba […]

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Can You Really Sterilize A 3D Print? Real Answers From Actual Studies

Can You Really Sterilize A 3D Print? Real Answers From Actual Studies

If you need to sterilize your 3DP PPE, we can definitively say that these methods work.

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