Category Archives: Conference

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 »

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.

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 »

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 »

Prof. Ahluwalia @EMBEC’17 in Tampere

By | June 15, 2017

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 »

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 »