Open source technology in biomedical engineering: fast track towards sustainable development

Ahluwalia, Arti and María, Carmelo de and Díaz Lantada, Andrés and Pietro, Licia Di and Ferretti, Jacopo and Magliaro, Chiara and Mridha, Mannan and Makobore, Philippa Ngaju and Madete, June and Aabloo, Alvo and Leibovits, Arni (2017). Open source technology in biomedical engineering: fast track towards sustainable development. In: "EMBEC & NBC 2017 Joint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC)", 11-15 June 2017, Tampere, Finlandia. ISBN 978-981-10-5122-7. pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5122-7.

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Title: Open source technology in biomedical engineering: fast track towards sustainable development
Author/s:
  • Ahluwalia, Arti
  • María, Carmelo de
  • Díaz Lantada, Andrés
  • Pietro, Licia Di
  • Ferretti, Jacopo
  • Magliaro, Chiara
  • Mridha, Mannan
  • Makobore, Philippa Ngaju
  • Madete, June
  • Aabloo, Alvo
  • Leibovits, Arni
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: EMBEC & NBC 2017 Joint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC)
Event Dates: 11-15 June 2017
Event Location: Tampere, Finlandia
Title of Book: EMBEC & NBC 2017 Joint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC)
Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-981-10-5122-7
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Regulatory harmonization, Open Source, Medical Device, Biomedical Engineering, e-Infrastructure
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Recently the concept of Open Source Medical Devices (OSMD) has gained some attention, particularly with stunt-like displays of 3D printed prostheses capturing the imagination of the public. In this paper we argue that OSMD technology can be used to propel advancements in healthcare in developing countries in Africa, with equally beneficial consequences in more established economies, provided that the correct framework of training, sharing and safety and efficacy assessment is constructed.We demonstrate how such a framework can be created and show some examples of open-source engineering-based activities which we have conducted. The pros and cons of our approach are discussed in the context of biomedical engineering education, innovation and regulatory harmonization

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020731053UBORAUnspecifiedEuro-African Open Biomedical Engineering e-Platform for Innovation through Education

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Item ID: 50200
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50200/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50200
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-5122-7
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-981-10-5122-7#about
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Jul 2018 17:46
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 17:46
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