Author Archives: Carmelo De Maria

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 »

UBORA e-infrastructure preview at DMD Europe 2017

By | November 16, 2017

The preview of UBORA e-infrastructure was presented at the last Design of Medical Device conference in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) by Prof. Andrés Diaz Lantada.  This version of UBORA, with the code name of “Kahawa”, from the area where Kenyatta University is placed,  will be used by participants of the First UBORA Design School.

UNIPI and ITS-Maker together for design affordable medical devices

By | October 5, 2017

Students from the Master Programme in Biomedical Engineering of University of Pisa will closely collaborate with teachers and students of ITS-Makers in Fornovo di Taro (Italy) for design affordable medical devices in the spirit of UBORA.  ITS-Maker is Emilia Romagna’s Higher Institute of Mechanics, Mechatronics, Motoristics and Packaging. It provides top quality biannual post diploma… Read More »

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 »