The UBORA design competition 2018, announced during the closing ceremony of the UBORA design school in Nairobi, officially started in the first days of January. The competition seeks innovative biomedical engineering solutions from students (individuals or teams) addressing healthcare problems faced by the ageing society promoting Healthy Ageing, enabling individuals to live both longer and healthier lives, or… Read More »
The preview of UBORA e-infrastructure was presented at the last Design of Medical Device conference in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) by Prof. Andrés Diaz Lantada. This version of UBORA, with the code name of “Kahawa”, from the area where Kenyatta University is placed, will be used by participants of the First UBORA Design School.
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 »
The first 9 months activities of UBORA project were presented during the Humanitarian Cooperation Day of Festival della Robotica in Pisa on September 12. Starting from the backgroud at the basis of UBORA consortium, including the great contribution of ABEC and UNECA, the group of University of Pisa illustrated the advancement in the e-infrastructure implementation… Read More »
Presentation of UBORA project at Festival della Robotica. Thematic session: Technologies for Humanitarian Cooperation.
The UBORA e-infrastructure was presented by Prof. Arti Ahluwalia, during a special session on Biomedical Engineering in Developing Countries, at European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference 2017 (EMBEC ’17) in Tampere (Finland). The talk, entitled “Open source technology in biomedical engineering: fast track towards sustainable development” illustrated advantages and challenges of the open source approach for… Read More »
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 »
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 »