Author Archives: Carmelo De Maria

UBORA in the European Parliament Interest Group in BME

By | October 20, 2018

In the framework of the activities for promoting harmonization in medical device regulations, UBORA representatives took part in the European Parliament Interest Group (EPIG) in Biomedical Engineering (BME) meeting, held in Bruxelles on October 11th 2018.   The EPIG in BME is an initiative of the European Alliance Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science for… Read More »

UBORA at Digital Infrastructure for research 2018

By | October 15, 2018

The UBORA e-infrastructure was officially presented at the Digital Infrastructure for Research DI4R conference, held at ISCTE University Institute in Lisbon on October 9th-11th, by Prof. Andrés Diaz Lantada.  The conference was jointly organized by EOSC-hub, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and PRACE, which are some of the most important EU e-infrastructure, and represented a moment for reflecting about the sustainability of these tools… Read More »

European Research Night & Robotic Festival: intense days for the UBORA team in Pisa

By | October 10, 2018

The end of September and beginning of October were intensive dissemination days. On 28th, students and researchers of UBORA were protagonists of Bright, the Italian edition of the European research night, hosted by the booth of the Research Center E. Piaggio of University of Pisa, in Pisa. it was a nice moment for sensitizing people of the… Read More »

UBORA Design School 2018

By | September 8, 2018

The UBORA Design School 2018 was held in the first week of September at the Conference Center Le Benedettine of University of Pisa, in Italy. More than 90 students, mentors, teachers and keynote speakers of 22 different nationalities from 4 continents animated the 5-days school on the design of open source medical devices.   The school, born… Read More »

First International Conference on Collaborative BME for Open Source Medical Technologies

By | September 3, 2018

The First International Conference Collaborative Biomedical Engineering for Open Source Medical Technologies was held on the 1st and 2nd September 2018, at the Conference Center Le Benedettine of University of Pisa.  Over 100 delegates from 4 continents and 20 different nationalities attended the two-day event, endorsed by EAMBES, the Tuscany Region, and the City of Pisa,… Read More »

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 »