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Make that two in a row - The Galveston County Daily News: Health

December 9, 2016

Make that two in a row

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 10:00 pm

For the second year in a row, the University of Texas Medical Branch’s MakerHealth Space won “Best in Class” at the 2016 World Maker Faire in New York City earlier this month. The medical branch had a booth at the meeting with examples of projects from the MakerHealth Space. The MakerHealth Space is where all medical branch staff, students and faculty can develop medical devices by either modifying an existing product or design and build prototype medical devices using 3D printing, laser cutting, textiles, electronics, power tools and much more. Medical branch nurse Debra Flynn, for example, made an adjustable patient shower sleeve from a shower curtain to keep patient wounds dry. Another project, by the medical branch’s Dr. Lara Reichert, repurposed a baby doll into an infant tracheostomy simulation device that helps train physicians to better perform the procedure on infants.

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