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Open Science Hardware

This track will showcase open science hardware (OScH) contributions to education and sustainable development, how OScH promotes frugal science for everyone, and how to share OScH projects and build collaborations. We’ll need global cooperation on OScH if we want to solve global issues.

The purpose of this track is to showcase Open Science Hardware (OScH) contributions to education and sustainable development, by sharing projects and building collaborations. OScH promotes frugal science for everyone and decentralized development, and in the instance of the medical sector, OScH can make things more open and collaborative, in order to foster awareness that is needed for global collaboration on global issues. We hope to conclude this track by discussing challenges, bottlenecks, and where we go from here.

Session Breakdown

An open source MRI scanner to open up global healthcare – Meet OSI² ONE - Lightning Talk

13:00 – 13:20 UTC Gather Room 1

10 min + 10 min Q&A

Lightning talk: introduction to OScH, example case study of SI² ONE → OSH to support the global availability of medical devices and discussion of practical challenges for OSH businesses and how we address them

By: Martin Häuer

Open Science Hardware to Open Source classic methods of DNA Damage Detection: the Cheek Cell Chip- Lightning Talk

13:20 – 13:40 UTC Gather Room 1

10 min + 10 min Q&A

Lightning talk: Presenting the 'cheek cell chip' project, which allows biohackers anywhere to determine not only their baseline level of DNA damage but also see whether this can be affected by lifestyle choices. The main idea is to make people more aware of common risks to health that can be readily avoided and to use frugal science and especially open science hardware more generally, in community labs anywhere.

By: Rachel Aronoff

How OSH contributes to a resilient society and communities in Africa, specifically in Togo through the Maker Movement. Lightning Talk

13:40 – 14:00 UTC Gather Room 1 

10 min + 10 min Q&A

Lightning talk

By: Ousia A. FOLI-BEBE

Panel on Bottlenecks and Challenges for OScH

14:00 – 15:00 UTC . Gather Room 1

Panel on bottlenecks and challenges faced by open science hardware practitioners and how to move forward.

Featuring: Martin Häeur, Rachel Aronoff, Ousia A. FOLI-BEBE and Julieta Arancio. Moderated by Paul Jerchel.

This track is organized and curated by Brianna Johns, Rachel Aronoff, Fernán Federici, Martin Häeur, Ousia A. FOLI-BEBE, Adrian Molecule and Paul Jerchel.

Find out more about the speakers and panelists:

Martin Häuer: Researcher and activist in the domain of open source hardware (OSH); chairperson of Open Source Ecology Germany e.V. (a non-profit conducting research, development and education for OSH) and active in a variety of OSH communities. Martin’s primary focus is the technical, legal and financial infrastructure in order to make OSH a mainstream phenomena. Among these activities he initiated and led the creation of DIN SPEC 3105, the first official standard for OSH and also the first DIN standard that has been released under a free/open license so that the general public can easier take part in the development of technical regulations. He recently joined the OpenSourceImaging Initiative and is now founding a company to distribute Open Source MRI scanners.