In the framework of the activities for promoting harmonization in medical device regulations, UBORA representatives took part in the European Parliament Interest Group (EPIG) in Biomedical Engineering (BME) meeting, held in Bruxelles on October 11th 2018. The EPIG in BME is an initiative of the European Alliance Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science for… Read More »
Thinking, making, innovating, taking care, this is the mission of MAKEtoCARE18. During the evening of October 10th, Licia Di Pietro and Lucia Arcarisi of UBORA team were protagonists of MAKEtoCARE18, an initiative promoted by Sanofi Genzyme, the Speciality Care division of Sanofi. The contest is aimed at bringing out and facilitating the creation and dissemination of… Read More »
The First International Conference Collaborative Biomedical Engineering for Open Source Medical Technologies was held on the 1st and 2nd September 2018, at the Conference Center Le Benedettine of University of Pisa. Over 100 delegates from 4 continents and 20 different nationalities attended the two-day event, endorsed by EAMBES, the Tuscany Region, and the City of Pisa,… Read More »
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.