Makerspace.hu is a digital collaborative workspace that aims to motivate both kids and adults to learn and create. Their activities include after school activities, workshops, public events, with a special emphasis on education development. Their methodological approach can be best described by the concept of maker education: a combination of learning by doing, creative pedagogy with the tools of STEAM. While combining the use of traditional and digital technologies, they also place an emphasis on the continuous development of soft skills (eg. empathy, adaptability, problem solving, teamwork) and hard skills (eg. scientific knowledge, programming) in the curricula. The collaborative workspace of Makerspace.hu provided the venue for the workshops of the e-NABLE Tours.
The MediSkillsLab was launched in 2012 at the Medical School, University of Pécs. The Lab’s main objective is to improve the manual abilities of medics, both graduates and post-graduates. Our inventory – in which you can find high fidelity simulators, equipment with 3D technology, and innovative demonstration tools – is top quality both domestically and internationally. With the professional lead and coordination of Péter Maróti, there has been several successful projects with e-NABLE Hungary and further cooperation is being discussed.
Mozgásjavító Kindergarten, Elementary and Specialized Secondary School, Unified Special Education Methodology Centre and Students’ Residence aims to help children with physical disabilities to integrate into society. At the institution, more than 200 children with physical disability receive education, physical therapy, health care, technical education and injury specific care from the age of three. From its start, the institution has been committed to a complex approach in development. Their goal is to provide the most up-to-date injury specific development, education, various therapies, all day movement development, care, medical aid and a students’ residence from kindergarten age up to end of high school. The students participating in the e-NABLE Tour will learn about the functioning of the institution, the environment and life of the affected.
Varinex Information Technology Inc. is a leading Hungarian enterprise in the field of 3D printing, prototype production and equipment supporting digital manufacturing. From simple prototype visualization to the more complex injection molded prototypes, they offer a wide range of solutions. The various technologies of 3D printing can be very well applied to the preparatory and examination tasks of the medical profession. The most important use might be the production of customized implants. 3D printing will have an increasing role in medical training as well, since realistic anatomical models can be printed with high precision and in colour. Apart from that, the production of prosthetic limbs also receives a prominent place in their developments. They have participated in e-NABLE projects several times, especially in the design and production of hands for children.