Author Archives: Carmelo De Maria

The design BootCamp on COVID-19

By | June 15, 2020

The Youth Innovators Competition and Design Bootcamp 2020, organized by UNECA, UNESCO, DSI of South Africa, with the support of the UBORA platform and EngineeringForChange, will start on June 15. The Bootcamp will run on-line over two weeks, from Monday to Friday (15-19 and 22-26 June). Students will have the opportunity to listen to outstanding keynotes, follow classes and workshops on Device Design,… Read More »

UBORA design competition 2020 has been launched

By | March 16, 2020

Considering current global emergency with the COVID-19 pandemia and the increasing risk of infectious disease outbreaks in our globalized world, the UBORA 2020 International Design Competition concentrates on technological solutions aimed at providing an integral management for present pandemia and for eventual future outbreaks. These solutions, in the form of well-documented medical device projects and shared as… Read More »

An UBORA device on NTV Uganda

By | August 31, 2019

The Infant Warmer developed by UIRI presented on prime time news A portable neonate warmer, developed by UIRI following the UBORA methodology, was aired on NTV Uganda prime time news. The intended use of this medical device is to provide the appropriate thermal protection and temperature monitoring for neonates with hypothermia that are being transported… Read More »

ABEC Design Competition: results of the second stage are online

By | July 22, 2019

The results of the second stage of ABEC Design competition 2019 are online! For the 40 best-ranked projects full-board will be provided for one team member to attend the ABEC Design School 2019 to be held at Uganda Industrial Research Center in Kampala, Uganda, from 7th to 11th October 2018. For the first 28 projects developed by teams from African Institutions, travel grant, from one team member, will… Read More »

UBORA present at the 2019 International CDIO Conference

By | June 28, 2019

The UBORA educational model, hybridizing project-based learning and service learning, presented at the 2019 International CDIO Conference Prof. Luis Ignacio Ballesteros Sánchez from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and UBORA professor and mentor has attended the 2019 International CDIO Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, for presenting the UBORA educational model. Devices developed following needs proposed by ASPADIR… Read More »

UBORA devices in the Industriales Ingenia 2019 ceremony

By | June 27, 2019

Every June, towards the end of academic year, the Industrial Engineering School at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSII-UPM) organizes a closure ceremony with all Master’s students and invited personalities from the UPM’s rectorate team and from the regional industry, so as to present engineering systems developed by student teams at ETSII-UPM within the Industriales Ingenia… Read More »

Certification of medical devices in the context of the Reduce, Reduction and Replace EU Directive

By | June 27, 2019

The certification of a medical device can require animal testing: norms and ethical, and economic reasons impose a careful understanding of the mandatory steps for ensuring safety and efficacy of new technologies In this context, the European Union Directive 2010/63 / EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes constitute a milestone, but… Read More »

UBORA at Health&Care Summer School

By | June 25, 2019

The UBORA team was invited to participate during the Health&Care Summer School, a training course for co-design and prototyping devices for people with disabilities, know also as careables. The school was organized by OpenDot in the framework of the project DDMP, and presented both hands-on session and frontal classes aimed at developing in a short… Read More »

Visits and shared research activities between UBORA partners

By | June 22, 2019

Research visits have been frequent during the almost 2.5 years UBORA project. At the end of April, for example, in the framework of WP2 UBORA innovation action, Prof. Torop from the University of Tartu spent a period in the Mannan’s Laboratory at KTH. Recently (18th-21st June), also Dr. Carla Papa, from UBORA project office at… Read More »