The UBORA team was invited to participate during the Health&Care Summer School, a training course for co-design and prototyping devices for people with disabilities, know also as careables.
The school was organized by OpenDot in the framework of the project DDMP, and presented both hands-on session and frontal classes aimed at developing in a short run functional prototypes together with and for supporting people with disabilities. In fact, the motto was “designing with, not for“, and the students worked on 3 needs-based challenges:
- careable for helping a young guy to play music;
- a tool for helping a speech therapist in teaching math;
- a support for rowing.
In this context, the UBORA team gave an overview of Medical Device regulations, and how to go through the certification process before safely deploy a medical device to patients and healthcare providers.
For us it was an extremely useful opportunity to enlarge our network of people, associations and laboratories, which work together for increasing the access to medical devices.