UBORA Design School 2017

Design School Format

Students will go thought the design process of medical devices compliant to relevant standards , by attending specific classes, workshops and lectures from outstanding speakers. Grouped in teams under the guide of expert mentors, they will prototype a medical device assigned as a challenge at the beginning of the school.

Programme at glance


Classes are intended to present the various steps for designing a medical devices compliant to relevant standards according to UBORA’s objectives.

Day 1CDIO Methodologies for Medical DevicesAndres Diaz Lantada
Day 2Standards and regulations on Medical DevicesAlice Ravizza
Day 3Fabrication technologies for prototyping and manufacturingCarmelo De Maria
Day 4Usability of medical devicesAlice Ravizza


Workshops are intended to give practical examples on specific topics that can be used by participants for their projects.

Day 1Programming in Matlab©Prof. Arti Ahluwalia
Day 1Creativity promotion in Medical DevicesAndres Diaz Lantada
Day 1Paper Rapid prototypingRobert Ssekitoleko
Day 2 - MorningTracking movementsProf. June Madete
Day 2 - MorningElectronic rapid prototypingPhilippa Makobore
Day 2 - AfternoonElectronic MeasurementMannan Mridha
Day 2 - AfternoonMass production by injection moldingJuan de Juanes Marquez
Day 3Arduino and Matlab© for Prototyping Medical DevicesEnrique Chacon Tanarro
Day 3Color Medical Image Processing and Short introduction to MatlabDawit Haile

Keynote presentations

Keynote presentation by outstanding speakers are intended to highlight the role of biomedical engineering in the context of global health, and identify future research directions.

DateTopicResponsibleHome institution
Day 1Relationship between economic development and healthcare technologyDr. Victor KondeUNECA
Day 1Clinical Needs and Medical Equipment AssessmentEng. Philippa MakoboreUIRI
Day 2In vitro model for reducing animal testing in development process of medical devicesProf. Arti AhluwaliaUniversity of Pisa
Day 3Affordable healthcareDr. Data SantorinoCamTech
Day 4From mind to marketRobert KaranjaVillgro Kenya
Day 4Soft and smart robots in bioengineeringProf. Danilo De RossiUniversity of Pisa


Mentors have the role of guiding groups in the design of medical device  assigned as challenge during the school

Dawit HaileAddis Ababa University
Muhammad RushdiCairo University
Wasihun AlemayehuJimma University
Robert SsekitolekoMakerere University
Edwin Khundi
Malawi University of Science and Technology
Daniel AtwineMbarara University of Science and Technology
Nuriat NambogoMbarara University of Science and Technology
Mainen MoshiMuhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Mannan MridhaRoyal Institute of Technology
David MalombeTechnical University of Mombasa
Philippa MakoboreUganda Industrial Research Institute
Mathew OchengUganda Industrial Research Institute
Paul NiyitangaUganda Industrial Research Institute
Hudson KagodaUganda Industrial Research Institute
Miriam WegoyerUganda Industrial Research Institute
Andres Diaz LantadaUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid
Enrique Chacon TanarroUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid
Juan Manuel Munoz GuijosaUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid
Philip Kangogo TalamUnivesity of Eldoret
Akinniyi Adediran OsuntoUniversity of Lagos
Carmelo De MariaUniversity of Pisa
Licia Di PietroUniversity of Pisa
Janno ToropUniversity of Tartu


Further details

School brochure