New actors emerge in the health sector. They have a do-it-yourself attitude and they embrace the open source culture. The digital revolution provides them instant access to global knowledge and communities and they also benefit from the rapid democratisation of digital (fabrication) technologies and global marketplaces. They collaborate globally with many virtual contributors, sometimes hundreds or thousands of them. Their approaches are disruptive. They integrate the exponentiality of digital technologies in their respective models, to reduce development time and cost. These new actors use 3d printing and other available modern capacities to make affordable health devices. Their endeavour sometimes involves hundreds of engineers and scientists globally in open science developments projects, or they manage to channel crowds of global citizen scientists to address challenges.
.The panel will discuss the enabling effects of the rapidly democratising, ever more empowering, digital technologies. The panel will look at the emergence of global communities working remotely on open projects, challenges and opportunities. The panelists will share their thoughts and efforts on ensuring quality. Time will be allocated for the audience to engage with the panel.
|Ott David||Chairman||Global Humanitarian Lab||Switzerland|
|De Fresnoye Olivier ||echopen||Echopen||France|
|Loubani Tarek||Fab Lab||Glia team||Palestine|
|Mondardini Rosy ||Citizen science||UniGe||Switzerland|