Dr. Jon Schull
President of the Enable Community Foundation
Enabling the future: Crowdsourced 3D-printed prosthetics as model for open source assistive technology innovation and mutual aid.
e-NABLE--an online community that designs, customizes, fabricates, and disseminates 3D-printed prosthetic hands and arms, for free--extends the methods and philosophies of Open Source software to hardware, assistive technology development, and human resources. I'll tell the story of this remarkable community, and discuss emerging trends and opportunities for academic research, and trans-academic collaboration.
A biological psychologist, inventor, entrepreneur, and human-computer interaction researcher, Dr. Jon Schull is President of the Enable Community Foundation, and founder of e-NABLE, an online community that designs, customizes, fabricates, and disseminates 3D-printed prosthetic hands and arms, for free. Schull, eNABLE, and its members have been featured in conferences, magazines, and news shows worldwide. Schull's Ph.D. is in Biological Psychology. He is the author of 19 patents, and is the former director of RIT’s Center for Student Innovation. In his current role as Research Scientist in RIT's Center for MAGIC (Media Arts Games Interaction and Creativity), Schull coordinates the Access and Collaboration Technologies (ACT) lab.