The past year I published on opencare a story about PUNTOZERO, a web lab for healthcare professionals I developed as project for the University of Parma.
Only after some months I came back to check the post and i found that someone ( @rune ) replied with a comment. So, I got in touch with Rune and planned to meet at Master of Networks that took place at WeMake in Milan.
We could discuss for long and shared many points of view.
Since then we have been talking about a common little project and how to realize the shared idea of open care to involve and empower patients. We even agreed on writing a academic paper together.
Thanks to the digital ethnography the first results of the network analysis were the metrics about involvement of users. Opencare staff users were the most present and with a higher number of posts and comments.
The most active two persons on opencare infrastructures, but not from the staff, were @federico_monaco (ranks 7th by in-degree) and @rune (ranks 13th) (for further information check: https://edgeryders.eu/en/opencare-research/the-wonder-of-open-notebook-science-opencare).
The involvement of Federico Bortot- @frankie_bortot - an engineer interested in 3D printing and open assistive technologies could bring in useful skills. The discussion grew as the project about how research could benefit from such breakthrough experiences, especially in the field of assistive technologies and scalable manufacturing. Enrico from WeMake has brought support and enthusiasm in printing assistive prototypes like the one you see in the above picture.
Now, we are collaborating online (Google Calendar and Google Docs mostly) and offline, meeting quite often at WeMake to design and deliver a local project with common goals…more to come
Is interesting to remark that we are -more or less- following the trajectory represented in the matrix developed during the meeting in Geneva, with the different steps going from 1A to 6F.