Category Archives: News

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 »

Entrepreneurship & UBORA

By | June 10, 2019

The UBORA e-infrastructure provides a structured framework for the development of an open source medical device from the identification of the clinical need up to the crowdfunding stage, sustaining the entrepreneurship spirit of BME innovators. An example of this complete route is represented by Palpreast, a wearable device for breast self-examination. The team, supported by… Read More »

GARR conference: connecting the future

By | June 6, 2019

The UBORA e-infrastructure was presented, on June 5th at Politecnico di Torino, during the annual conference of GARR, the ultra-broadband network dedicated to the Italian research and education community. GARR is part of the  European National Research and Education Networks (NREN), an international network, working together on research and development projects. The Conference was an important opportunity… Read More »

UBORA as industrial and educational innovation paradigm towards SDGs 3 & 4

By | June 3, 2019

The Industrial Engineering School at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSII-UPM) is performing a strategic actuation to make Spanish engineers aware of the relevance of engineering practice to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In connection with SDGs 3 on “Good Health and Well Being” and 4 on “Quality Education”, an interview with Prof. Andrés Díaz… Read More »

Needs-Based Medical Design

By | May 13, 2019

Brainstorming sessions at University of Pisa Communication is the basis of problem-solving. For biomedical engineers communicating with doctors, nurses and physicians is essential to understand real issues in healthcare facilities and create increasingly performing devices. On this basis, the “Needs-based medical design – Call for ideas” events have given the opportunity to students of the Master… 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 »

ABEC Design Competition has been launched

By | March 9, 2019

The Design Competition 2019, the annual competition seeking innovative ideas in Biomedical Engineering, was officially launched on March 2nd. This year, the competition is organized by the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), together with the African Biomedical Engineering Consortium (ABEC) and the UBORA consortium, with the theme ‘Cross-Cutting Issues in Healthcare: Global Technology Innovations in… Read More »

Keynote speech at BIODEVICES 2019

By | March 5, 2019

Prof. Andrés Díaz Lantada featuring UBORA as model for BME Education Prof. Andrés Díaz Lantada has been invited by the organizing team of the Biodevices 2019 to give a keynote lecture. The topic of the lecture has been “Project Based Learning and Biomedical Devices: The UBORA Approach Towards an International Community of Developers Focused on… Read More »

Usability risk assessment during medical device design explained at Biodevices 2019

By | March 4, 2019

Prof. Alice Ravizza featuring UBORA as a resource for safe medical device design Prof. Alice Ravizza, UBORA consultant, presented at Biodevices 2019 an innovative approach (in fact a methodology) to the promotion of safe-by-design medical devices, in which human errors during the use of medical devices are taken into account along the whole development and… Read More »