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Waag Society

Waag Institute for Art, Science & Technology Amsterdam - Creative Care Lab
For our WAAG site visits, you will tour the Theatrum Anatomicum, the place surgery has been born in the Netherlands. Followed by the latest creative care designing insights from FabLab and ofcourse, ending in the world-renowned WAAG café!

Program: Rethinking Open Innovation: Opportunities For Wearables in Healthcare

13:30 Doors open

14:00 - 14:10 Welcome and introduction (Paulien Melis)
Introduction of the Theatrum Anatomicum, the history of the guilds and the activities of Waag Society.

14:10 - 14:30 From Quantified to Qualified (Janine Huizenga & Paulien Melis)
Gaining insight through measuring? What gadgets do you know and use in your practice? Are these sufficient? What are barriers you experience? What changes and improvements do you see?

This is an open discussion on the experiences that participants have with wearables. Then we discus the role of healthcare professionals in innovation processes and their strategic role within innovation.

14:30 Coffee and tea break

14:45-15:45 Open innovation: principles and methodology (Janine Huizinga)
Practical session on principles and methodologies in open innovation. The importance of knowledge sharing and communities; includes a tour in the Fab Lab.

15:45-16:30 Open hardware: principles and best practice (Pieter van Bohemen)
Practical session on open hardware, like Open PCR, best practices. We discuss the cross-over between arts and life sciences/health care and to illustrate the different perspectives in innovation; includes a tour in the Open Wetlab.

16:30 Q&A and Closing

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