Open at “Designit Open Inspiration”

Designit had invited OPEN to its “Designit Open Inspiration” at Spielfeld Digital Hub, an evening about real innovation in the health sector with the topic “What are the keys to Enhancing Humanity?”
The audience was interested in design, healthcare or both, and the talks were correspondingly mixed. One member of the OPEN team, Saskia Wolf, stepped in for the planned talk and informed the curious audience about DIYAPS and the OPEN project.

After the other talks about amazing and inspiring ideas and innovations, all the OPEN team members currently being on secondment in Berlin had the chance to present OPEN with a poster and immediately they were surrounded and had wonderful talks with many interesting and interested people. The evening has broadened the horizon of all guests and they went home with a smile of satisfaction.

Thank you for a wonderful time, Designit Berlin!


OPEN presented two posters at the ADA 2019

The 79th Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association was held in June 2019 in San Francisco, California, USA. OPEN took part with two posters, one showing lived experiences of people with diabetes who use an Open Source Loop System, the other presenting DIWHY – factors influencing motivation, barriers and duration of DIY APS use among real-world users.
For further information see Dana Lewis` Blog.


UCD Symposium 2019

OPEN hosted its first public outreach event in front of a large audience at University College Dublin, Ireland (DIY Diabetes Technology Day).  The event was organised in association with Thriveabetes and was funded by the European Commission and Science Foundation Ireland.

The OPEN team discussed DIY solutions for diabetes management such as Nightscout, xDrip, OpenAPS, AndroidAPS and Loop (foriOS) etc.


If you want to see some of the presentations, follow these links:
Dana Lewis – The Why, How and What of DIYPS
Adrian Tappe – DIY APS on Android Phones
Shane O’Donnell – The OPEN Diabetes Project
Katarina Braune – DIYAPS in the Clinic and Research
all four – Questions and Answers

The recording of the whole event can be found here.

Special thanks to Keith Garland for putting together the videos.