The “UBORA” design competition: an international student challenge focused on innovative medical devices developed using the “CDIO” methodology

Ahluwalia, Arti and María, Carmelo de and Díaz Lantada, Andrés and Pietro, Licia Di and Ravizza, Alice and Mridha, Mannan and Makobore, Philippa Ngaju and Madete, June and Torop, Janno (2018). The “UBORA” design competition: an international student challenge focused on innovative medical devices developed using the “CDIO” methodology. In: "The 14th International CDIO Conference", June 28 - July 2, 2018, Kanazawa - Japan. ISBN 978-4-906122-53-0. pp. 180-189.

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Title: The “UBORA” design competition: an international student challenge focused on innovative medical devices developed using the “CDIO” methodology
Author/s:
  • Ahluwalia, Arti
  • María, Carmelo de
  • Díaz Lantada, Andrés
  • Pietro, Licia Di
  • Ravizza, Alice
  • Mridha, Mannan
  • Makobore, Philippa Ngaju
  • Madete, June
  • Torop, Janno
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: The 14th International CDIO Conference
Event Dates: June 28 - July 2, 2018
Event Location: Kanazawa - Japan
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 14th International CDIO Conference
Date: 2018
ISBN: 978-4-906122-53-0
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: CDIO implementation; Case studies & best practices; Integrated learning experiences; Active learning. (Standards: 1; 3; 7; 8)
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

UBORA is an educational and design online platform or infrastructure aimed at the collaborative development of open-source medical devices (OSMD) to address current and future global healthcare challenges. It pretends to support the healthcare professionals and the medical industry with new methods for creation of innovative solutions that take into account needs, safety, feasibility, efficacy and performance. To support the implementation and testing of the UBORA e-infrastructure and to promote the future impact of OSMD, teaching-learning actuations play a fundamental role. In consequence, in parallel to the implementation of the mentioned infrastructure, a set of international design competitions and schools are being developed. In this study we present the results from the “First UBORA Design Competition”. This “First UBORA Design Competition” counted with a total of 113 submitted projects, from which 60 were selected for a second round. After such second round, 24 especially relevant projects and their teams, which lived in many cases a complete CDIO experience, have been assessed and chosen as finalists. Among presented projects and solutions we can cite: medical devices for detecting or preventing malaria, portable vaccine coolers, systems for the sterilization of medical and instruments, incubators for newborns, devices for monitoring pregnancy, breast pumps with cooling and preservation systems, 4D printed ergonomic supports, polymeric devices for treating articular pathologies and CPAP devices for babies, to mention just a few examples. Most of the finalist teams have reached the prototyping and testing stage, following the recommendations provided by the organizers of the competition and by the participating mentors, in order to better answer the questions from the two-stage evaluation sheets, which serve as a sort of “lean canvas” or creativity promotion templates to guide the development process. The first stage of the competition mainly covered the conceptual stage and the second stage focused on the design, implementation and operation of the obtained prototypes. The international magnitude of the competition can be appreciated by taking into account that teams from 15 universities and 12 countries from Europe and Africa took part in this first edition. Main benefits, lessons learned and future challenges, linked to these international medical device design competitions, are analyzed, taking account of the available results from this first implementation during 2017, so as to improve towards the future editions.

Funding Projects

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

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Item ID: 54910
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/54910/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54910
Official URL: http://www.kanazawa-it.ac.jp/cdio2018/en/home_eng.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 May 2019 14:38
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 14:38
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