This Thursday Evening Visit NYC’s BEST 3DP Store, Hear About How The Internet of Things Will Impact Healthcare & Tread Lightly On Your (SOLS) Soles…

Once again, we’ve gathered together another awesome collection of 3DP & Healthcare experiences, ideas, organizations, experts, fellow attendees you’ll want to meet and alternate futures (YOURS!). We’re bringing all these elements into play—with the help of iMakr Store New York—THIS Thursday evening at 6 to 8:30 PM for your benefit. BUT, you’ve got to be there…join our Community and RSVP here.

HCx3DP MUp NYIF you’re a Subscriber to our “This Week In NYC3DP” eNewsletter, come get a free sample of our next, terrific, “HCx3DP Meetup NY” event. Just join our Community and email me ( of your attendance interest and I will administratively “comp” you with a gratis box-office admission for our 12 March Meetup.

Now, here’s full description—including agenda, Experts and background—of our 12 March Meetup:


Welcome HCx3DP Synergist! (…Present or Prospective…)

As promised, I’m back to update you on our rich Agenda for our 12 March Meetup (hey, RSVP NOW!). Here is what our evening together now has on offer:

(1) iMakr Desktop 3D-printer demos by iMakr staffers;

(2) My latest “HCx3DP Album of Innovation,” in A/V mode with my commentary;

(3) Sylvain Preumont, Founder/Director of iMakr, our evening’s host, orients us;

(4) David Solomonoff, President, NY Chapter, Internet Society on IoT & HC;

(5) Nathan Ghabour, Employee #1/Lead Biomech Eng., SOLS: custom 3DP’d orthotics.

(6) Victor Ty, Registered Nurse , Maker & LEGO Medical Designer: 3D printing LEGO Digital Designs;

(7) Alex Meacham will present on very inexpensive BUT very effective DIY/DIT 3DP hand prosthetics for children.


Miranda Bastijns (left), Director, iMaterialise, with your blogger (right) in iMaterialise booth at the debut "3D Printshow NY" in February 2014.

Miranda Bastijns (left), Director, iMaterialise, with your blogger (right) in iMaterialise booth at the debut “3D Printshow NY” in February 2014.

As before, we enjoy two new Sponsors in support of our HCx3DP Community. iMakr New York is our Venue Host and the Internet Society’s New York Chapter is our Collaborating Sponsor.

(1) iMakr Store New York will generously house and host our 12 March Meetup. We will gather-in at the innovative retailer’s store on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (152 Allen Street). Because iMakr will be demonstrating its printers live for our Community attendees on 12 March, we’ll start our Event a half-hour earlier than usual—at 6:00 PM (with a soft end-time of 8:30 PM).

(2) Albums of Innovation As I’ve said before here and in my blog—and touch on regularly in my Albums of Innovation—I also foresee a 3DP retail-driven support infrastructure for DIY Healthcare participants and players. This is likely to be engined by potential marketplace synergies around entirely new HCx3DP communities—like the now-worldwide e-NABLE “society” (volunteer-printed child prosthetics), Maker Nurses at hospital complexes (3DP’d patient-centric innovations in the Supply Closet) and DIY Bio Lab experimenters (applying 3DP technologies to DIY/DIT lab equipment, DNA sequencing and bio-hacking).

(3) Sylvain Preumont is the Founder & Director of iMakr of London and New York City. Sylvain’s innovative retail operations foreshadow how this rapidly developing 3DP segment of DIY/DIT end-users, makers, consumers and prosumers are likely to support, lead and invent much of 3D Printing’s future.

(4) David Solomonoff, President of the New York Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-NY). ISOC-NY is a nonprofit that works for open development of technology, Internet freedom and access for all. ISOC-NY is a Chapter of the global Internet Society (ISOC)—founded by Vint Cerf, “the father of the Internet.”

ISOC-NY has recently begun to address issues of new Net-connected technologies at the intersection of the virtual and real. This novel space includes medical devices and implants, networked 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality—as well as Bitcoin and Blockchain 2.0.

David will address issues of privacy, security and civil liberties around the impact of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) on Healthcare. IoT is poised to revolutionize HC—with such innovations as 3DP-created and RF-enabled Medical Devices supporting Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) via wearables, mobile apps, mHealth and Big Data.

(5) Nathan Ghabour, Employee #1 and Lead Biomechanical Engineer at NYC-based SOLS will talk about his rapidly expanding startup-company and how it provides custom-3DP’d orthotics. SOLS orthotics are created using next-generation data capture and digital modeling technology. SOLS are custom-engineered to the individual’s foot morphology, body and lifestyle. The SOLS process is entirely digital, offering greater ability to correct body misalignment through prescription features and material properties.

(6) Victor Ty, Registered Nurse in Pediatric Radiology at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, is a Maker, ex-officio MakerNurse ( and LEGO Medical Designer who is now experimenting with 3D-printing of components for his own LEGO Digital Designs. Victor hopes to print out a prototype while at iMakr Store 12 March. Victor will also bring his LEGO-built replica of an MRI device. This very detailed “model” is designed to familiarize children—undergoing radiological procedures—with the processes and equipment they will experience during tests: reducing anxiety. 

(7) Alex Meacham will present on very inexpensive BUT very effective DIY/DIT 3DP hand prosthetics for children. 

Audience members will also have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their interests. Light refreshments will be served. And, the evening will conclude with a soft-ending at 8:30 PM.

So, please be sure to RSVP here for our “HCx3DP Meetup NY”—Thursday, 12 March—at your earliest convenience. Plan to participate in this rich and enriching Event at the iMakr New York Store. Looking forward to seeing you there! (Details: 152 Allen Street, Lower East Side; 6 to 8:30 PM. HCx3DP?s Event/RSVP fee is $20 per person; by credit card at or at the iMakr door in cash).



Organizer, HCx3DP Meetup NY


Interested to know more about our Meetups, our typical Event agendas and/or our Community-building goals? Read on?

We’re working hard to keep improving on our Meetup successes. We’ll evolve our agendas as we build value for our audiences—YOU! Our 12 March Meetup will present our regular event features with adjustments. That Event’s Agenda now includes:

1.    Welcome Remarks by Sylvain Preumont; iMakr staffers demonstrating 3DP in action on iMakr Store 3D Printers [Beginning at 6 PM, for ~30 minutes];

2.    Orientation, Announcements, Evening’s Doings [Land Grant, 3DP Media; 5 minutes];

3.    Audience self-intros, expectations & wish-lists [Attendees; 5 to 10 minutes];

4.    The latest revision of our “HCx3DP Album of Innovation” [Land Grant, 3DP Media; 10 minutes];

5.    Sylvain Preumont on the role of the 3DP Retailer in helping to build an HCx3DP Community in NYC [15 minutes];

6.    David Solomonoff, President, Internet Society’s NY, on privacy, security and civil liberties around the impact of the “Internet of Things” on Healthcare; 15 minutes];

7.    Nathan Ghabour, talks about hyper-growth SOLS and how it provides custom-3DP’d orthotics. [15 minutes];

8.    Victor Ty, Registered Nurse , Maker & LEGO Medical Designer: 3D printing LEGO Digital Designs [7.5 minutes];

9.    Alex Meacham will present on very inexpensive BUT very effective DIY/DIT 3DP hand prosthetics for children [7.5 minutes];


10.    Roundtable Discussion With Audience Interaction [Land, Sylvain, David, Nathan, 15 minutes];

11.    Audience Polling: Suggestions for Meetup and Community Betterment (e.g., panel topics, experts to recruit, directions we might go, etc.) [5 minutes];

12.   Networking | networking | networking with light refreshments.

[Presentations Estimated Run-time: 1:45]

So, fellow HCx3DP Synergists, mark you calendars—and RSVP here online NOW—for our “HCx3DP Meetup NY” of Thursday, 12 March. And, I pledge to keep you updated as we enhance our evening’s rich program.


Our “HCx3DP New York” Meetup—HCx3DP stands for “Healthcare Multiplied by 3D Printing”—is designed to help grow a community of Metro NYC “HCx3DP Synergists.” Together, we will strive to discover, learn, exchange and advance personal, commercial and common-good knowledge about the new, important and valuable at the exciting and empowering intersection of HC & 3DP in our New York City.

For further background on our Meetup directions (and planned “HCx3DP Ecosystem”), link to my Blog post (at of 27 October: “HCx3DP New York: The Launch of ‘Healthcare Multiplied By 3D Printing’ in the Capital of Healthcare & 3DP…” For an informal overview of how we intend to advance our strategic Campaign, please link to my 17 November post: Our New HCx3DP Initiative…Bettering NYC’s Health Via Three “Cs”: Community to Conference to Cluster!

C’mon Back here to see our on-going Event updates…



LAND, Organizer

Land Grant

3DP Journalist & “HCx3DP New York” Organizer

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