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Hacking Health: Managing Diabetes & Printing Body Parts
January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
We have two awesome presentations this meetup:
1 Managing Diabetes–Prof. Joanna Wilson
Joanna Wilson is an Associate Professor of Biology at McMaster University and the mother of a Type 1 diabetic child. Her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) over a year ago and currently manages her insulin therapy with multiple daily injections and monitors her blood sugar with a continuous glucose monitoring device. Joanna will discuss the basics of care for a person with T1D and the major challenges that families face in delivering that care inside and outside of the home, including school. She will describe the options for insulin delivery and blood sugar monitoring essential for T1D and where technology has helped her family cope with the high demands of this disease. Lastly, she will discuss some of the needs of the T1D community such as a glucagon delivery device that can be adopted by schools.
2 Printing Body Parts–Mohawk 3D Printing Group
The Mohawk 3D Printing Group is a student group focused on applied research in the area of additive manufacturing. Jeffrey McIsaac, general manager of the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre, suggested its formation in early 2017 to provide research opportunities for Mohawk students through access to AMIC resources and expertise.
Medical Phantom Project: Our student-led project aims to design a new type of 3D printer capable of producing viable medical phantoms, artificial body parts that can be used for medical purposes such as rehearsing surgeries or calibrating imaging instruments. AMIC lab technician Allan Michaud recommended the idea to the 3D Printing Group as a project that would be challenging but possible. Our aim is to produce a multi-extrusion printer that can print three distinct materials: synthetic bone, flesh, and organ material.
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