The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) hosted the 2nd East African Community (EAC) Regional E-Health & Telemedicine Workshop, Ministerial Conference and International Trade Exhibition from May 15-18 2018 at the Kigali Convention and Exhibition Village in Kigali, Rwanda. The main objective of the conference was to provide a high level dialogue with… Read More »
At the Special Workshop on Patient Safety in Ottawa, organized under the endorsement of IFMBE, the UBORA coordinator Arti Ahluwalia presented the benefits of open source design of medical devices: accessibility, sustainability, and improved performance and safety because everyone can review the design dossier. The use of open source approach and appropriate technologies can reduce the… Read More »
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 »
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 »