Jose Gomez-Marquez

Jose Gomez-Marquez designs medical devices at Little Devices @ MIT and is the creator of MIT’s first course on affordable medical hardware. He is co-inventor the MEDIKit platform,jose_gomez-marquez_toys_to_tools ver2 a series of design building blocks that empower doctors and nurses in developing countries to invent their own medical technologies. His other research projects include crowdsourced diagnostics, paper microfluidics, and affordable diagnostics for extreme environments. He leads the MakerNurse project, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative to bring Making and DIY to the the forefront of American nursing care. Jose serves on the European Union’s Science Against Poverty Taskforce and has participated as an expert advisor in the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. In 2009, Jose was selected to Technology Review’s TR35, which also named him Humanitarian of the Year. In 2011 he was named a TED Fellow and is a co-founder of LDTC+Labs. He arrived to the United States from his native Honduras on a Rotary exchange and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.