UBORA Design Competition
Start January 1, 2018
Venue address
Venue Details University of Pisa
Venue country Pisa, Italy

UBORA is an e-infrastructure for the co-design of open source medical devices to address current and future global healthcare challenges. It is a new method for creation and implementation of innovative solutions that take into account needs, safety, feasibility, efficacy and performance. The 2018 UBORA Design Competition seeks innovative biomedical engineering solutions from students (individuals or teams) addressing healthcare problems faced by the ageing society. Numerous underlying physiological changes occur with increasing age and for older people the risks of developing chronic disease and care dependency increase. By the age of 60 years, the major burden of disability and death arises from age-related losses in hearing, seeing and moving, and conditions such as dementia, heart disease, stroke, chronic respiratory disorder, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and musculoskeletal impairments (e.g. osteoarthritis and back pain). Therefore, this year’s UBORA design challenge will focus on creating effective and affordable bioengineering solutions which can promote Healthy Ageing, enabling individuals to live both longer and healthier lives, or can be used in treatments of age-related diseases, syndromes, and disabilities. For the best-ranked projects travel from the university town to Pisa and back and full-board will be provided for one team member to attend the 2018 UBORA Design School to be held at University of Pisa (Pisa – Italy) from 3rd to 7th September 2018. The first stage deadline is on March 1st. See all the details on http://ubora-biomedical.org/second-design-competition/

Contact person Arti Ahluwalia