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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 »

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 »

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 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

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 »

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 »

UBORA at the ABEC Innovators Summer School in Cairo

By | January 25, 2017

The Innovator Summer School organized by the African Biomedical Engineering Consortium has represented one of the pillars on which the UBORA project was conceived. The fifth edition hosted by Cairo University, in Egypt, focused on “Big Data for Improved Healthcare Outcomes in Africa” was the right occasion for presenting the UBORA project to the African Biomedical… Read More »

The UBORA project has been launched

By | January 17, 2017

The UBORA project kick-off meeting took place at Pisa University from the 15th to the 17th of January 2017. In a great ambience of collaboration, the whole consortium discussed the objectives of the project and the forthcoming steps for the creation of an open-access e-platform for the collaborative design of biomedical devices. Teaching – learning aspects linked… Read More »