Health & Biohacking

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

Get a Grip! Overcome Those Shaky Hands With These Useful Adaptive Devices

Get a Grip! Overcome Those Shaky Hands With These Useful Adaptive Devices

Get a better grip on your tools with these easy assistive solutions.

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Emergency Prep! How Makers Can Prepare For Disruptions and Disasters of All Kinds

Emergency Prep! How Makers Can Prepare For Disruptions and Disasters of All Kinds

Responding effectively to emergencies and disasters is almost always a result of preparation. With a little forethought, know-how, and advance planning, makers with a DIY and community mindset are fantastically positioned to help themselves and others in extreme situations. But which threats should we invest in preparing for? Risk is calculated by multiplying likelihood times […]

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Detecting Air Quality With Awesome Fashion

Detecting Air Quality With Awesome Fashion

Detecting air quality certainly sounds important, but also sounds kind of dull. This project from Geeky Faye turns that concept on it’s head with a beautiful piece of fashion. Embedding an air quality sensor and a whole bunch of LEDs in a 3D printed frame, Allie managed to create a stunning display that really catches […]

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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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