reHub _ Agile kick off at WeMake

Hi Edgeryders and opencare community!

We are Sara & Mauro, reHub team. You can learn more about us and our project on our Open Call! Maker in residence at WeMake in Milan

Last week we had the chance to start our residency at WeMake.

Our experience will be different from those of ResQ and Breathing Games.

We’ve been makers at WeMake since the makerspace opened and we will not stay overnight or work everyday for 2 weeks in a row, we will have to manage to do everything when we have the chance to meet: wednesdays and saturdays from now to august.

Our first approach to the residency was with Chiara, from the opencare MIR team. She welcomed us with the MIR welcome pack and defined our first activity: Agile Planning.

ResQ group already explained Agile planning steps as you can read here.

So we will focus on the outcome of our planning:

1_ why are we here:

During this first step Chiara asked us to write, separately, what we expect from this experience.

We found out we were well aligned on our expectations.

Surely our first interest is in meeting communities of people interested in trying and developing with us our new prototype.

2_ the elevator pitch

This step was very useful to clarify our project main aspect.

The resulting sentence was:

ReHub project is an online platform and open source kit that allow the monitoring of fingers and hand movement for athletes, rehabilitation patients and music instrument students that needs a certain and digital data to monitor the exercise. Unlike Neofect project our project is open source and open hardware.

3_ the product box

Four reasons why people should use our product are:

  1. It’s opensource
  2. You can monitor and share data with who evaluates the exercise
  3. Increases the chances of exercise
  4. Historicizes the progress of therapy

Our small advertisement to be streamed on media/social is:

ReHub: Improve your hands

4_the not list

During “the not list” step, together we wrote down the activities backwards, from the one necessary to deliver a finished product/service to the one we are working on.

This is the result:

About the “last activities” we are supposed to do we focused mainly on the realization of the kit and the communication of it on the website, to renew the software 3D and organize events to promote the project.

“Earlier activities” involves technical issues like sensors testing and pcb developing, textile sampling and digital pattern development for the glove. Our interest is also directed to communities: physiotherapists and their patients, but also other people interest into the hand movements and their monitoring.

Project plan and business plan are also 2 main activities we are not able to face with our knowledge, so we will need help also on those activities.

Chiara’s scheme helped us define the priorities of the activities we defined:

We decided to develop first what we defined as “earlier activities” and leave our “last activities” after the MIR.

5_ meet your neighbours

Here we define the communities we would like to meet during our MIR.

Physiotherapists and patients, but also Communities of makers, designers, web developer and electronic experts.

6_ What keep us up at night

Our biggest threat is time. Also lack of money and specific knowledge are our nightmares.

7_ Size it up (Time planning)

Together with Chiara, that helped us with our long term calendar, we defined when and what kind of activity we are supposed to do during our MIR.

Soon more updates about our work at WeMake- opencare MIR!

Sara & Mauro