Project Māku – a wearable for prolonged medical research has been selected as one of the eight proposals for the fourth Open Call Fresh Perspectives of Creative Industries Fund NL. In collaboration with Samenwerkende Spierfondsen and Yumen Bionics, Ann.ID combines fashion and smart health in a wearable that allows a patient to use their own research data in a meaningful way. The patient should get a central role in prolonged medical research, and simultaneously we strive to make remote research and care possible. The first phase of the project investigates how the wearable can match the identity of the patient and first ideas on how the collected data can be relevant for the patient are translated into a prototype.
An independent jury consisting of Martine Zoeteman (architect, chairman Dutch Creative Residency Network and advisor Raad voor Cultuur), René Post (researcher and entrepreneur on digital culture), Yassine Salihine (designer and lecturer design research KABK), Marieke Rietbergen (founder Design Innovation Group) selected Māku as one of the 8 proposals from a total of 42 applications.
The selected project of studio Ann.ID, lead by Anneke van Abbema, shows a practical design solution in which she will develop a wearable in collaboration with Samenwerkende Spierfondsen and Yumen Bionics that not only collects data for scientific research but will also look into a way to make this data valuable for the patient.Creative Industries Fund NL
The project focuses on the research of the following 3 themes, of which the outcomes are translated to a tangible prototype.
User Experience (UX), Wearable Development, Prototyping, MedTech