Author Archives: Carmelo De Maria

UBORA presented at Festival della Robotica

By | September 12, 2017

The first 9 months activities of UBORA project were presented during the Humanitarian Cooperation Day of Festival della Robotica in Pisa on September 12. Starting from the backgroud at the basis of UBORA consortium, including the great contribution of ABEC and UNECA, the group of University of Pisa illustrated the advancement in the e-infrastructure implementation… Read More »

UBORA e-infrastructure: 3 days meeting in Tallin

By | September 3, 2017

With the objective to be ready for the upcoming UBORA design school, the teams of AgileWorks and UNIPI organized a 3 days workshop in Tallin (Estonia), for optimizing the alpha-release of the UBORA e-infrastructure.  The UBORA e-infrastructure will guide the biomedical engineers through the design process of medical devices, following norms and standards for their certification

UBORA 1st Design Competition: the second stage results are online

By | August 9, 2017

Dear students, the results of the second stage UBORA design competition are on-line. From a total of 57 submitted design projects, for the 24 best-ranked projects travel and full-board will be provided for one team member to attend the UBORA Design School to be held in Kenyatta University (Nairobi – Kenya) from 23rd to 27th October 2017. Because of some joint… Read More »

Paper presented at the CDIO ’17 Conference

By | June 23, 2017

The paper “THE UBORA PROJECT: Euro-African Open Biomedical Engineering e-Platform for Innovation through Education” was presented by Prof. Andrés Diaz Lantada and Eng. Philippa Makobore at the 13th International CDIO Conference which was held on June 18th-22nd in Calgary (Canada).  The Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) approach is at the basis of the UBORA design philosophy and will be… Read More »

Safe and Open Medical devices: work together for overcoming disabilities

By | May 14, 2017

The Makers Community is one of the driving force of UBORA: during the Fablab Festival 2017 in Toulose, in the session organized by My Human Kits, Carmelo De Maria illustrated how it is possible to design safe and open medical devices. The session was focused on activities of the various Makers communities in the healthcare field, with a particular… Read More »

UBORA project presented at World Health Organization

By | May 12, 2017

During the Third WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, held in Geneva from 10th to 12th May 2017, our consultant Eng. Alice Ravizza presented the UBORA project, our proposal for safe and open medical devices. During the 3 days discussion, it was clear that “Regulators expect innovators to give proof of safety&efficacy of Medical Devices”. The… Read More »

The UBORA project has been launched

By | January 17, 2017

The UBORA project kick-off meeting took place at Pisa University from the 15th to the 17th of January 2017. In a great ambience of collaboration, the whole consortium discussed the objectives of the project and the forthcoming steps for the creation of an open-access e-platform for the collaborative design of biomedical devices. Teaching – learning aspects linked… Read More »