Health

Learn about the roles open source technologies and communities are playing in international health and humanitarian efforts.

Using Blender to prepare for orthopedic surgeries

Vasily Shishkin shares why and how he uses Blender and 3D printing to help prepare for orthopedic surgeries.Read more

Mozilla contributor creates diabetes project for the masses

My open source story
Ben Kerensa shares how he got involved with open source as well as why he created Glucosio, an open source project that aims to bring diabetes...Read more

Three students jump into open source with OpenMRS and Sahana Eden

Three University of British Columbia computer science students reflect on a summer of contributing to open source projects.Read more

Drupal early adoption at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Evan Liebman, digital director at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, shares why his team decided to adopt Drupal 8 while it was still in beta.Read more

Why my doctor prescribed me open hardware

After a visit with his doctor for a heart screening, Hugo Silva left with a prescription to monitor his heart with help from BITalino.Read more

The future of open source in health IT

Health IT has been surprisingly unwilling to deeply support open source software. Despite the huge successes, starting all the way back with VA VistA...Read more

5 DIY hardware platforms for physiological computing

Gadgets and open hardware
Physical computing has the Arduino and its successors and predecessors as stepping-stones, whereas physiological computing poses a set of challenges...Read more

OpenSpecimen streamlines management of biospecimen data

When the National Cancer Institute funded caTissue’s development, it also managed the community, maintaining code, documentation, and forums. When...Read more