Author Archives: Carmelo De Maria

Results of the Second stage of the UBORA Design Competition are on line!

By | June 9, 2018

Dear participants, the results of the second stage UBORA design competition 2018 are online! From a total of 79 submitted projects for the second stage, for the 28 best-ranked projects travel and full-board will be provided for one team member to attend the First Conference on Collaborative Biomedical Engineering for Open Source Medical Technologies and… Read More »

Meeting stakeholders at EASTECO conference

By | May 20, 2018

The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) hosted the 2nd East African Community (EAC) Regional E-Health & Telemedicine Workshop, Ministerial Conference and International Trade Exhibition from May 15-18 2018 at the Kigali Convention and Exhibition Village in Kigali, Rwanda.   The main objective of the conference was to provide a high level dialogue with… Read More »

Patient Safety by Open Design

By | May 12, 2018

At the Special Workshop on Patient Safety in Ottawa, organized under the endorsement of IFMBE, the UBORA coordinator Arti Ahluwalia presented the benefits of open source design of medical devices:  accessibility, sustainability, and improved performance and safety because everyone can review the design dossier. The use of open source approach and appropriate technologies can reduce the… Read More »

Open-source biomedical devices for reinventing the medical industry

By | May 5, 2018

CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service, published a nice paper about UBORA,  presenting it collaborative and open source approach for medical device design which will help address patients’ needs and citizens’ views. In the spirit of Kahawa Declaration, UBORA “will enable the transformation of the field of biomedical engineering towards the democratisation of medical… Read More »

Design Competition 2018: results of the first stage

By | March 30, 2018

A total of 126 projects were submitted, and of these 87 were selected to go to the second stage. At this link, you can find the list of eligible projects. We want to thank all of you for participating with passion and enthusiasm in this competition. Instructions for participating to the second stage are available… Read More »

The UBORA managing group has been nominated

By | January 28, 2018

The UBORA consortium is pleased to announce that the UBORA managing group has been nominated. The group, as foreseen in the work plan for the development of the e-infrastructure, has the mission to supervise the activities on UBORA e-infrastructure, such as promoting the discussions on the forums, formalizing engineering problems starting from medical needs. The group is composed… Read More »

UBORA design competition 2018 has been launched

By | January 10, 2018

The UBORA design competition 2018, announced during the closing ceremony of the UBORA design school in Nairobi,  officially started in the first days of January. The competition seeks innovative biomedical engineering solutions from students (individuals or teams) addressing healthcare problems faced by the ageing society promoting Healthy Ageing, enabling individuals to live both longer and healthier lives, or… Read More »

UBORA Design School 2017

By | December 18, 2017

The First design school, one of the cornerstone of UBORA, was held the second week of December 2017. Students, with the help of mentors, spent an intense week at Kenyatta University, in Nairobi (Kenya), learning how to design affordable and safe medical devices. The school is one of the instruments that the UBORA project has… Read More »

UBORA @ Maker Faire 2017

By | December 4, 2017

The UBORA project was one of the projects selected for the Safe and security for Industry and Healthcare booth of the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione of University of Pisa at Maker Faire 2017, in Rome, the largest European event dedicated to makers and innovators.  For 3 day (December 1st-3rd), thousands of people had visited the large area of Fiera… Read More »