Health Innovations! Makernet Event

From left, Makernet team Anna Lowe, Andrew Lamb, Michael Gathongo, Jessica Berlin & Gearbox Executive Director Dr. Kamau Gachigi

From left, Makernet team Anna Lowe, Andrew Lamb, Michael Gathongo, Jessica Berlin & Gearbox Executive Director Dr. Kamau Gachigi

Some of the devices they have successfully created include kidney trays, fetal scopes, centrifugal tubes, to name a few. These devices have already been tested out in the field.
St.Patrick Health Care Centre in Kayole and Amua Family Health Clinic in Kajiado have been beneficiaries of this initiative.

Sato, a mechanical engineer, explains how his fetal heart-rate monitor device works during the Makernet event

Sato, a mechanical engineer, explains how his fetal heart-rate monitor device works during the Makernet event

Makers in the Health Sector converged at the Gearbox offices on the evening of February 10th to share their inventions which have helped combat some of the issues facing the Health industry in Kenya.
The event was organized by Makernet, a consortium whose main focus is to link makers and maker-spaces to the market.The purpose of the event was to introduce the just-concluded 4-month pilot project whose highlights included making health devices that could be utilized locally. A similar project is already in operation in Nepal.

MAKERNET TEAM MEMBER MICHAEL GATHOGO DEMONSTRATES HOW HE MAKES COPIES OF THE KIDNEY TRAYS USING ACRYLIC MATERIAL. (DEMO)

MAKERNET TEAM MEMBER MICHAEL GATHOGO DEMONSTRATES HOW HE MAKES COPIES OF THE KIDNEY TRAYS USING ACRYLIC MATERIAL. (DEMO)