Author Archives: Licia Di Pietro

Co-design open-source medical devices: how to minimize the human error using UBORA

By | July 26, 2019

Health is a fundamental aspect of quality of life, as it indirectly has effects on the capacity to produce and consume goods and services. Technology plays a fundamental role in improving the quality of health, being the fulcrum of an effective healthcare system. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all United Nations… Read More »

The Africa Blockchain Conference

By | July 4, 2019

On the 3rd and 4th of July 2019, the Africa Blockchain Conference 2019 was held in Kampala with the theme ‘Preparing Africa for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’: it was the largest blockchain conference in Africa, hosted by the President of Uganda, the 6th President of Mauritius, the CEO of Finance, the Ugandan Governor of the… Read More »

Palpreast – a new award

By | June 14, 2019

On June 11th 2019 the award ceremony of “Ingegnere innovativo” and “Bertelè” was held in Turin. The awards have been organized by the Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Torino e la Commissione Ingegneri per l’Innovazione which followed the overall operative aspetcts. This year the Bertelè award has been won by Lucia Arcarisi who presented… Read More »

Open-source medical devices – a visual guide for makers

By | June 10, 2019

On February 6th, Carmelo De Maria and Licia Di Pietro were hosted by WeMake within the cycle of webinars on digital social innovation, in the framework of DSI4EU project. During the webinar, Licia and Carmelo, covered a crucial issue for those who in the world of Makers and Fablabs are dealing with the development of… Read More »

World Health Organization – Traineeship

By | April 8, 2019

WHO estimates that today, more than 1 billion people need one or more assistive products. With a global ageing population and rise in noncommunicable diseases, this number will rise beyond 2 billion by 2050, with many older people needing two or more products as they age. Currently, only one in ten people in need have… Read More »

MAKEtoCARE and Maker Faire Rome 2018

By | October 16, 2018

Thinking, making, innovating, taking care, this is the mission of MAKEtoCARE18. During the evening of October 10th, Licia Di Pietro and Lucia Arcarisi of UBORA team were protagonists of MAKEtoCARE18, an initiative promoted by Sanofi Genzyme, the Speciality Care division of Sanofi. The contest is aimed at bringing out and facilitating the creation and dissemination of… Read More »

Open-Source Automated External Defibrillator

By | June 27, 2018

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a condition that causes more than 300000 deaths per year in EU and the USA. The release of a therapeutic dose of electrical energy is necessary in order to treat sudden cardiac arrest. The Open-Source Automated External Defibrillator analyses patient electrocardiograms combining the results of multiple algorithms in order to establish… Read More »

McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health

By | June 16, 2018

The McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health is a summer conference offering multiple professional development non-credit courses. Each course showcases internationally renowned faculty, diverse participant groups and opportunity for networking and collaboration with McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Philippa Makobore attended the one week session on Global Health Diagnostics that comprised of… Read More »

1st Healthcare Innovation Conference organized by the Ugandan Academy for Health Innovation and Impact

By | April 4, 2018

The UBORA team at UIRI exhibited at the 1st Healthcare Innovation Conference organized by the Ugandan Academy for Health Innovation and Impact, on March 23rd-24th in Kampala. The Ugandan Academy for Health Innovation and Impact was formed after a memorandum of understanding between the Ugandan Ministry of Health, Infectious Diseases Institute, Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies… Read More »