PRACTITIONER <=>­ ­PATIENT: Health Maker Lab Bridges Healthcare Gap 25 Jan 2017!

[The following was published online---and to the Community by email---on Thursday, 8 December 2016, at 11 PM.]

Hey, Synergist! 

Full week…working to advance Health Maker Lab!

Continued the conversation with a regional DigiFab-Products VAR (Value-Added Reseller). Seeking to make them our initial hardware/software Sponsor/Donor.

Visited 1776 NYC—a new (two-months old) tech-based incubator—at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 1776 is located in the same suite that spawned New Lab—now across the street in its fabulous rehab of Bldg 128. Considering joining 1776 as a development base for our Health Maker Lab.

Attended John Lieberman’s latest NYC MedTech event in midtown Manhattan. Met with members of the Leipzig, Germany MedTech Trade Mission—whose players spoke at the affair. Lovely folks with very intriguing products…

Joined in the news conference at BioBAT / NY Science & Technology Center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal—celebrating the Office of the Borough President Eric Adam’s awarding of $1 million to the facility.

Learned possible ways to work with Kickstarter at an evening event at New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The world’s premier crowdfunder—hey, Brooklyn-based!—is now helping support maker spaces. Hmm.

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Please plan to attend our next Health Maker Lab meet on 25 January 2017 at CityScience. Working ways to bridge the Healthcare Gap AND we’ll discuss the options…

Looking forward: moving ahead!

LAND!!

Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

Copyright Land Grant 2016. All rights reserved. Confidential & Proprietary. Contact: Land@NYC3DP. com

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[The following was published online---and to the Community by email---on Friday, 2 December 2016, at 5 PM.]

Greetings, Synergist! 

We’re taking the Holidays “off” this Season. No Meetup Event until 25 January. Please mark your calendar for that date in the New Year.

Life—this time of Year—is full enough. (AND, then there is the added burden of Trump-Fraught Times…and the implications of HyperRight Government…being “Frankenstein’d” together before our very eyes…truly monstrous, alas…)

 Exact details of our program for the evening of 25 January are not yet finalized. (We’ll bring you up to speed as we gather the rich assets of our event.) BUT, the new book by NYC MD/PhD Probhjot Singh, Dying & Living in the Neighborhood, A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise…will certainly inform our panel discussion. In both cogent topics and incisive speakers we’re recruiting now.

 

 Specifically around what I call the Community/Clinic Healthcare “Gap.” This is the barren and barrier-raising distance between Healthcare providers (in the Hospital or Clinic) and would-be patients (in challenged Ultra-Urban communities). These are the poorly-informed, resource-bereft and med-complexity overloaded chronically ill. The under-served people cut-off by the Healthcare Gap. And, thus—in our broken Healthcare system—doomed to a foreshortened life.

 At Health Maker Lab, we’re working to delineate, design and deploy Gap Bridgers. Come join in this key effort by joining our next Meetup’s audience.

 (So, circle 25 January on your Calendar. RSVP and donate here to join-in our Meetup—and interact with all from your “seat” at this event.)

Looking forward: moving ahead!

LAND!!

Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

Copyright Land Grant 2016. All rights reserved. Confidential & Proprietary. Contact: Land@NYC3DP. com

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Health Maker Lab is EXHIBITING AT WORLD MAKER FAIRE! Learn More Here About Why You Should Be There!!

Greetings, Synergist!

Ahh, the weak week after Labor Day…traditional end of Summer, commencement of the school year and gateway to harlequin Autumn. I spent much of the Dog Day Season of damp, despond and desuetude Brooklyn-bound—in (air-conditioned) efforts to enhance our Community.

[Grandsons in Summer; Fulton Mall, Brooklyn, August 2016. Photo by Land Grant.]

NOW, I’m delighted to welcome You and Fall back! “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…” (Thank you, Keats!)

Here’s gladsome HCx3DP [our Meetup Community] and Health Maker Lab News-Autumnal. About some of what we’ve recently accomplished to raise our Community’s profile—and create more Synergists to join us.

Health Maker Lab (HML) will be exhibiting at World Maker Faire New York 2016 (WMF)—Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2. (No, this isn’t a Meetup per se BUT I want to get this news to you and our Community—so you can consider participating.) We’ll be exhibiting with a village of other Health Makers in the Make: Health “pavilion.”

After all, “Maker” IS the middle name of our new Nonprofit. And, the Maker Movement—Geekdom’s “home” of the eTinker and DigiFabber—is a great reservoir of Healthcare-focused Citizen Scientists…AND their great Health-Making ideas!

WMF runs from 10 AM to 6 PM on both 1 & 2 October, at New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), at the (1939 & 1964) World Fair Grounds, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, Queens, NY 11368. (That’s pub-trans available from the 111th Street Stop on the 7 Train—a four-block walk!) For more, here’s a full FAQ on WMF. (Ticket discounts and accommodations are available: see these FAQs.)

Please plan to come enjoy WMF for its Seventh Annual iteration in New York City. This year, Maker Media, Inc.—the parent of the Maker Faires worldwide (a projected 185 branded Faires in 2016)—estimates 115K attendees will join-in over the two weekend days in NYC. Enjoy 1,000+ Makers, speakers, attractions and 350+ hands-on activities.  YOWZA! YES—if you’d like to experience THE submersive mode of Makerdom live—WMF is the interactive playground for you.

HML will have some very interesting Health Maker “objects” on our tabletop and in our booth in the Make: Health “pavilion.” Come look, play and exchange!

Prepare—if you can!—for an intoxicating hybrid of digital country fair, techie carnie/sideshow, science expo on steroids and geek geewhiz-ardry. WMF is award winning and family-friendly—while celebrating technology, digi-fab, 3DP, AI/robotics, drones, maker tools and systems, CNC gear, wearable tech, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability and more. Get dipped in amazement amok—and thrive to thrill another day!

Synergist—this is THE event for YOU! See you there!!

LAND

Organizer, HCx3DP Meetup NY &
Founder, Health Maker Lab, Inc.

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The 7th Annual World Maker Faire NY 2016 “Town Hall” Invites Present & Prospective Makers To Confab To Enhance The Event & Our Community!

Cheers, Synergist!

Call for Makers-Giant

As you know—over the last 20 months or so—our HCx3DP Community has helped birth and foster Health Maker Lab, Inc. (HML). HML’s “middle name” bespeaks the Maker Movement. Now, DigiFab Making is helping to empower Healthcare and the DIY/DIT (Do-It-Together) efforts to leverage LifeSci to enhance Health at the grassroots level of local communities.

As big a force as we believe Making to be, it is still “under the radar” of most Americans. This despite the 135 Maker Faires of every size held around the world in 2015. And, President Obama’s personal interest in Making at a Faire at the White House in 2014 and the National Maker Faires in 2015 and—just concluded—in 2016 in Washington, DC.

2015 LogoWorld Maker Faire here in NYC—the 7th Annual—takes place on 1 and 2 October 2016 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Last year the event hosted 95K Makers and “would bes” in two weekend days at the end of September. (This is the second largest Maker Faire in the world annually—the largest is Maker Faire Bay Area, with a 135K attendees last year.)

Three months or so in advance of World Maker Faire, the folks at Maker Media (parent of the Faires, “Make: Magazine” and many other Maker “vehicles”) hold a “Town Hall” here in NYC. Here’s how Maker Media’s Sherry Huss, VP and in charge of the Faire’s operation, positions the Town Halls:

“In addition to providing updates on the event, our goal is to recruit Makers, answer questions, continue to generate ideas, form working groups and connect with people and organizations that are interested in participating in the 7th Annual World Maker Faire New York.

“If there are others that you know that would like to get involved, please feel free to invite them too.  This event is open to the public and we would love to connect with people, groups and organizations that should be involved with Maker Faire. Feel free to spread the word and invite interested parties.

“If you have participated in World Maker Faire New York, attended a Maker Faire Town Hall in the past, want to talk to us about a group exhibit or are new and want to learn more, we will have our Maker Faire team at this event to work with you.

“In addition, we will be updating you on highlights from The National Week of Making. The maker movement is providing new insights into local and global manufacturing,design, workforce development, education and even creative culture.”

I’ll be attending this Town Hall—as I have the last two years. The Maker Media people are good folks to know—for all the interests of Makers.

The Town Hall will be held at Kickstarter in Brooklyn, at 58 Kent Street, Wednesday (tomorrow!), 29 June, at 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Best!

LAND
Organizer, HCx3DP Meetup NY &
Founder, Health Maker Lab, Inc.

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