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MAKEtoCARE2018 Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition

By | October 16, 2018

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

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 »