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Monday, February 12, 2018

Cornell Tech Makers Lab Seeking Ideas From Roosevelt Island Seniors Citizens For 3D Printing Prototype Product To Make An Everyday Task Easier - RISA Hosts Event February 13 To Explain

Roosevelt Island Seniors Association (RISA) President Barbara Parker reports:

Cornell Tech has asked RISA to host an event so that Cornell Tech can solicit challenges from RISA members. Niti Parikh is the director of the MakerLAB@Cornell Tech. Niti, along with Cornell Tech’s design strategist, Gary Zamchick, will be leading an interactive session with RISA members to solicit challenges (ideas). In these sessions, through prompts and target inquires, the presenters guide participants to open up and dig deep into their everyday lives to discover challenges which can be solved with 3D printing.

The details are as follows:

What: Cornell Tech presentation on 3D Printing for Seniors: What small products would you like to see developed (3D printed) that would make your everyday lives easier as you grow older?

When: Tuesday, February 13th from 12:30 pm to 1:45.

Where: 546 Main Street – 12th floor conference room

Light refreshments will be served.

To confirm your attendance contact Barbara Parker Email:

If you have specific questions for Cornell Tech, email Jane Swanson at
Cornell Tech Director Of Maker Lab Niti Parih, also a Roosevelt Island resident, tweets:

During the January 25 Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Construction & Community Task Force meeting, Cornell Tech's Assistant Director of Community & Government Relations Jane Swanson talked about the Roosevelt Island Seniors Maker Lab 3D Printing Challenge.

If you are a senior citizen and can't attend tomorrow's event but have an idea for the Cornell Tech Makers Lab Challenge, submit your idea by email to Ms. Swanson. Deadline is February 18.

Here's an example of a prototype product for senior citizens - a shoe that helps prevent falling.

The shoe is not part of the Cornell Makers Lab Roosevelt Island Senior Citizens Challenge but perhaps you can come up with a potentially useful idea too.