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 Palpreast. This medical device, developed using UBORA Platform, is a wearable device for breast self-examination based on tactile imaging. This simple and non-invasive procedure can be performed by lay individuals for detecting possible malignant nodules in the breast. Combined with other screening methods, the device can increase the odds of early detection demonstrating its innovative approach to prevent breast cancer.
The Palpreast Team is creating not only a safe and effective medical device compliant to the current European Regulation 2017/745, but it pushing toward a new business model, which can inspire future projects promoting the democratization of healthcare technology.