Powering Citizen Crowds for Assistive Technology.
These communities generally involve three main actors: (1) the makers of the 3D printed devices; (2) the people who receive and use the device (usually called recipients); and (3) the clinicians who provide medical support to recipients to adopt the device. Our research is interested in understanding how these three actors organize themselves to facilitate the adoption of 3D printed assistive devices. Here, we are also particularly interested in untangling the challenges, bottlenecks, and pain points these three different actors experience. Understanding such points is crucial to improving the lives of recipients and enabling the large scale adoption of these initiatives where a much larger population can now have access to assistive technology.
You can read more about our research here.
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Maker Communities (e-NABLE).
- Jon Schull (He is an active volunteer, speaker and leader in the e‑NABLE community)
- Jeremy Simon (leader of the eNABLE Web Central community)
Medical Communities (doctors, occupational therapists).
- Bhavna Jhingan (Advisor in India.)
- Josue Daniel Vargas Aguilar (UNAM doctor in Mexico)
- Louise Kreider (occupational therapist in the US)
- Mariela León (physical therapist in the Costa Rica)
- Jennifer Mankoff (University of Washington)
- Goeran Fiedler (University of Pittsburgh)
- Adam Arabian (Seattle Pacific University)
- Claudia Flores Saviaga (West Virginia University)
- Carrie Ding (University of Washington)
- Saiph Savage (West Virginia University)