In an effort to develop viable, low-cost, widely-available solutions for a number of pressing healthcare concerns, a growing community of users is taking a DIY approach to bottom-up innovation.

This post is part of a PSFK Consulting project aimed at providing insight into the Future of Health. Hacking Healthcare is one trend of fifteen that appears in our exploration of  how technology and access to information play a vital role in the ways that people will understand, manage and receive care whether that’s at home, in hospitals and clinics or in doctor’s offices.

Summary

In an effort to develop viable, low-cost, widely-available solutions for a number of pressing healthcare concerns, a growing community of users is taking a DIY approach to bottom-up innovation. These often collaborative efforts focus on creating open source designs and releasing them into the public sphere for further evolution and production from anywhere.

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