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CO-FAB Workshop

CO-FAB®, which stands for collaboration and fabrication, is a one-of-a-kind workshop hosted by Form5. Over four weekends (Saturdays), a recipient co-creates a conceptual device with their project teams of students and mentors. Following the workshop, the device is refined into a functioning prototype for the recipient and explored further by Form5's Research & Development Committee.

Form5 will host two CO-FAB Workshops in 2024. The Autumn Workshop will take place from September 21st - October 13th. Applications for the Autumn Workshop are OPEN and will close August 31, 2024.

How It Works:

CO-FAB provides an opportunity for those with limb differences to work with designers, engineers, and medical professionals to turn their imagination into innovation! Form5 selects 1 individual with a limb difference per workshop to 'co-fab' their own bespoke devices.

The application process begins with meeting the recipient where they are today and understanding their specific needs to help them embrace their future.

NEED A DEVICE?

STUDENTS

Are you a college student majoring in Biomedical, Mechanical, Industrial engineering, and or Design? Are you a college student majoring in a medical-oriented field (physical therapyoccupational therapyathletic training)?

Are you interested in collaborating with industry mentors and other students with diverse skill sets? If you answered yes to all the questions above, you should consider applying to be a part of the CO-FAB cohort! Form5 will select 10-12 students per CO-FAB Workshop.

INDUSTRY MENTORS

Are you a professional working in Project Management, Engineering, Design, or Medical-oriented field?

Are you looking to make a difference with your time and talent? Are you interested in mentoring the future of your profession? If you answered yes to all of the questions above, then you should consider applying to be a mentor for the CO-FAB cohort! Form5 will select 15 industry professionals per CO-FAB Workshop.

Have inquiries about CO-FAB? Email, education@form5.org to learn more.

PAST CO-FABS