Patient empowerment has emerged as a new paradigm that positions the patients at the heart of the health system and encourages them to be actively involved in managing their own healthcare needs. Effective patient empowerment requires a holistic approach, combining multiple dimensions of needs and patient contexts. Medical and Biological Engineering, as well as Computing, are… Read More »
Seminar on Open Source Medical Devices during the Course “Bioengineering for Developing Countries” at University of Bologna
12th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices
Webinar on the Certification of Open Source Medical Devices according to the Medical Device Regulation MDR 2017/745, presented through the UBORA e-infrastructure.
3D printing technologies allow a straightforward personalization of medical devices but they can be used also for small series production. At Fiera Technology Hub, Licia Di Pietro presented an overview of the regulations on the use of 3D printers in healthcare and showed as UBORA can promote innovation and safety in this cutting-edge field.
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 »