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HST 426
Maker Lab: Creating Technologies to Re-invent Health Care

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Lee Gehrke, Jose Gomez-Marquez, Anna Young
Time:
Lecture: M 4pm; Lab Th 2-5pm
Location:
Lecture: MIT: E25-117; Lab: MIT: E25-101, E25-538
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
None
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
1-3-8 (N-Level Credit)
Harvard Units:
Unknown
Students work in teams to design and fabricate do-it-yourself medical technologies, creative biosensors, and health construction kits to create accessible, patient-centered solutions. The course also explores the societal policy implications of democratizing healthcare design. Students will acquire skills in prototyping and design strategies for application in both the American healthcare system and in low-resource settings. Labs address paper diagnostics, microcontroller applications, wearable sensors, mobile health application design, and health kit architectures. Local experts lead discussions on ethical management of patient generated data and the benefits of transparent medical device designs. Grading based on completing several design-based projects as well as on communication skills.