The 4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, held at AMTZ-Kalam Convention Centre in Visakhapatnam (India), was a great opportunity for the over 1000 participants from all over the world to disseminate and share information on medical devices for global health. In this world-relevant event, the UBORA e-infrastructure was officially presented in a plenary session… Read More »
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 »
3D printing technologies allow a straightforward personalization of medical devices but they can be used also for small series production. At Fiera Technology Hub, Licia Di Pietro presented an overview of the regulations on the use of 3D printers in healthcare and showed as UBORA can promote innovation and safety in this cutting-edge field.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
The UBORA e-infrastructure was presented by Prof. Arti Ahluwalia, during a special session on Biomedical Engineering in Developing Countries, at European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference 2017 (EMBEC ’17) in Tampere (Finland). The talk, entitled “Open source technology in biomedical engineering: fast track towards sustainable development” illustrated advantages and challenges of the open source approach for… Read More »