Towards a Digital Healthcare Revolution Views and Researches of the Milanese FabLab Community

  • Davide Crippa
  • Barbara Di PreteEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 793)


The term revolution denotes a sudden and radical change, with shattering and unpredictable outcomes. This is what is happening today with the “fourth industrial revolution”, that is promoting the creation of “smart factories” and gave rise to the makers-movement: the digital production casts down economies of scale; it is marked by a “production ubiquity”, by innovative goods that are producible on-demand, by players actively involved in a bottom-up process. In particular, the paper will focus on the contribution of makerspaces to the Milan system, representing one of the most important cases in Italy for the innovative charge proposed by its players and for the active engagement of the public administration. The analysis will describe the impact this fourth revolution has on the quality of people’s life and on the specific issue of “care”, starting from the Italian platform to report some of the most visionary experimentations of Digital Healthcare Revolution.


FabLab-community hub Digital Healthcare Design for Each 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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