MAKEtoCARE and Maker Faire Rome 2018

By | October 16, 2018

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 innovative solutions useful for meeting the real needs of people affected by any form of disability, understood as any marked decrease in quality of life due to pathologies and/or traumatic events. The event was held at “Tempio di Adriano” in Rome, where 8 teams presented their innovative ideas.

During the contest, Lucia Arcarisi presented Palpreast, a medical device designed through the UBORA e-infrastructure. The device is a wearable stretchy top with a pressure sensing textile that is adapted to breast with an inflation system. This system applies an external pressure to simulate the hand movement that detects the presence of nodules, which are stiffer than the breast tissue. The device can be used by all women, including pregnant ones, because it’s safe, easy and does not use any radiation. Women, with high familiar or genetic onset, are the first target patient population, which have to undergo to several breast diagnostic exams.

The video of the presentation is available at Live Video of MAKEtoCARE2018 (min 48:00).

As finalists of the contest MAKEtoCARE18Palpreast and UBORA were presented also at the  Maker Faire Rome -The European Edition at pav 4 stand A7.