DIY Medical Technologies can empower patients and their care providers to improve medicine. Using MEDIKits we can empower the ingenuity of every day inventors in hospital operating rooms, rural clinics, and disaster response settings.
About the Maker
I design medical devices for the developing world at MIT. Our lab creates DIY kits for docs + nurses in the field to come up with their own solutions. If you like DIY, or building things, or care about global health, infectious diseases, or clinical in far away places (or close to home), start by joining us online  I blog at Little Devices That Could and @jfgm @iihlab
José Gómez-Márquez is the program director for the Innovations in International Health (IIH) initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and cofounder of LDTC+Labs, a design and strategy consultancy for international development technology. Among the projects under his technology practice at IIH is the Aerovax Drug Delivery System, a device for mass delivery of inhalable drugs and vaccines to remote populations. His IIH invention portfolio also includes SafePilot, a wireless cane for the blind, and most recently, the X out TB program, which aims to increase tuberculosis-therapy adherence in developing countries using novel diagnostics and mobile technology. Recently, the group has developed the MEDIKit, a series of design building blocks that empower doctors and nurses in developing countries to invent medical technologies. The lab’s work has been profiled in Discover, Wired, and The Economist. Gómez-Márquez is also an instructor of MIT’s D-Lab: Health, a course on designing global health technologies.