• Dana Lewis

    Principal Investigator & Researcher

#WeAreNotWaiting: Open Source is Changing Healthcare

What happens when an open source community develops around a group of patients who are frustrated with their medical devices? You end up with an artificial pancreas, of course. Dana Lewis, one of the original creators of the open source artificial pancreas movement, will share how open source communities enable innovation in unexpected places—like healthcare.

Target audience: General

Level: Introductory

About the speaker:

After building her own DIY “artificial pancreas,” Dana Lewis helped found the open source artificial pancreas movement (known as “OpenAPS”), making safe and effective artificial pancreas technology available (sooner) for people with diabetes around the world. She is also a Principal Investigator for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded grant project to work to scale patient-led innovation and scientific discovery in more patient communities.