by Lemuel Clark P. Velasco
With the Institute’s belief that innovative ideas come from collaborative environments, the MSU-IIT College of Nursing and FAB LAB Mindanao has converged health professionals and digital fabrication experts to create researches which will involve prototyping of health device innovations. Last April 25, 2019, the third year of FAB Health Innovation Prototyping Workshop concluded with a research proposal pitching contest judged by, DOST X Technical Services Division Chief Engr. Romela N. Ratilla, CHED Region X Education Supervisor Dr. Arlita Amapola B. Minguez, and PRISM Director Dr. Mylene M. Uy. During this event, it was Asst. Prof. Jude D. Positos who was awarded as the winner of the pitching competition of the FAB Health 3.0. This event also included patent searching activities, prototype development and research proposal writeshops which generated a total of seven proposed industrial designs for evaluation along with its proposed researches ready for funding. As MSU-IIT CON Research Coordinator Dr. Mae-lanie O. Poblete mentioned, One of the priorities of the College of Nursing is to develop innovative instruments which can elevate the delivery of health care. Collaborative activities like FAB Health has greatly contribute in the realization of these plans.