Endorsed by EAMBES
Call for participants
“Open source Medical Technologies” means sharing the design, documentation, source-code, ideas and blueprints, as well as results and collected data, with other professional medical device designers. Accessibility, sustainability, lower costs are some of the potential advantages. Reliability, documentation, quality, funding are threats that alarm policymakers and clinicians and may prevent their embracing such technologies. Indeed, “Open Source Medical Technologies” requires a careful reflection, also considering the opportunity offered by new fabrication technologies and sharing services.
Medical technologies designed following collaborative methods and respecting internationally recognized standards and the formal regulatory processes can however be a solution for improving the efficiency of healthcare services in developed countries as well as for providing access to better medical treatments in the poorest ones. The scope of this workshop is to develop concrete strategies to reinforce research on sustainable healthcare through global collaborative design, a process which holds the key to economic growth, competitiveness, health, quality of life.
Submit a contribution
We welcome contributions covering the following specific topics:
- Open source medical devices design and prototyping
- Open source tools for R&D in biomedical engineering (BME) context
- Need assessment in low resources setting and in high-income countries towards the Open Source Design
- Teaching methodologies on new fabrication technologies, and design approach and problem-solving in the context of BME.
- Security, safety and legal issues in the context Open Source Medical Technologies
How to get there
The Pisa International Airport G. Galilei is connected with direct flight to many European Countries. The Airport is located 10 minutes far from the City Center, and it is served by buses (frequency 15 minutes) and by the new light- metro People Mover.
Florence airport is connected to Pisa by a bus service (1 hour trip) with a frequency of 1 bus per hour