Suggested Sessions (you would like to host or attend)

What sessions do you want to offer, collaborate on, attend? Please include your name (or handle), and put new entries at the top of the page. If you see something that appeals to you, leave a comment so the organizer knows you're interested, or add +1 as a thumbs-up. We'll create the session schedule collaboratively on Friday evening, but this is the place to put forth ideas, find collaborators, and request sessions you want someone else to lead.

We'll use this same page to collect notes from the sessions after they have occurred so that the discussion can continue in the same place. 

3d Printing and Prosthetics

Inexpensive additive manufacturing has exploded over the last few years, and is inevitably associated with prosthetic hands and arms. As much as the technology has generated enthusiasm and interest in volunteers, it has also generated concern among prosthetists and industry professionals, who worry that the truth about the difficulty of replacing hands and arms, particularly at higher levels of amputation, has been lost in media stories. Let's talk about the hope and hype of inexpensive hands, the use of additive manufacturing for prototyping and production, materials and processes, and the differences in requirements for amputation of different levels.

Jonathan Kuniholm

Skip Meetze and others from the Rochester e-NABLE Lab will join in.
 

Design for Disability in LMICs (Low to Middle Income Countries)

Brainstorming and discussion on how attendees and their greater communities can meet the global unmet needs for P&O care and assistive technologies of people in LMICs.  We will talk about the political, economic, and social context that has resulted in limited access, alongside brainstorming on how to break down barriers and connect capabilities to needs.

Adam Arabian

Skip Meetze and others from the Rochester e-NABLE Lab will join in.

//UPDATE:  Adam returned from vacation quite ill and is unlikely to be able to attend. //

Open Prosthetics and STEM Education

Good education demands good engagement - and few things seem to inspire engineers and scientists more than the idea of creating new, innovative solutions in the prosthetics space.  The challenge often comes in helping find needs, build communities, and drive results that can actually have a positive impact instead of becoming fancy science fair projects.  We will brainstorm on age appropriate educational goals and experiences, tearing down barriers between disciplines, and how best to create real outcomes and real solutions.  As appropriate we can dynamically form groups focused on topic areas or age groups (K-8, high school, college, and postsecondary)

Adam Arabian

//UPDATE:  Adam returned from vacation quite ill and is unlikely to be able to attend. //