Towards Open Source Medical Devices. Current Situation, Inspiring Advances and Challenges

Ahluwalia, Arti and María, Carmelo de and Díaz Lantada, Andrés and Pietro, Licia Di and Ravizza, Alice and Mridha, Mannan and Madete, June and Makobore, Philippa Ngaju and Aabloo, Alvo and Kitsing, Risto and Leivobits, Arni (2018). Towards Open Source Medical Devices. Current Situation, Inspiring Advances and Challenges. In: "11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2018)", 19-21 January, 2018, Funchal - Madeira, Portugal. ISBN 978-989-758-277-6. pp. 141-149. https://doi.org/10.5220/0006586501410149.

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Title: Towards Open Source Medical Devices. Current Situation, Inspiring Advances and Challenges
Author/s:
  • Ahluwalia, Arti
  • María, Carmelo de
  • Díaz Lantada, Andrés
  • Pietro, Licia Di
  • Ravizza, Alice
  • Mridha, Mannan
  • Madete, June
  • Makobore, Philippa Ngaju
  • Aabloo, Alvo
  • Kitsing, Risto
  • Leivobits, Arni
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2018)
Event Dates: 19-21 January, 2018
Event Location: Funchal - Madeira, Portugal
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2018)
Date: 2018
ISBN: 978-989-758-277-6
Volume: 1
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Open Source Medical Devices; Collaborative Design; Biomedical Engineering; Regulatory Harmonization
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Open Source Medical Devices may be part of the solution towards the democratization of medical technologies pursuing Universal Health Coverage as part of the Sustainable Development Goals for United Nations. Recent technological advances, especially in information and communication technologies, combined with innovative collaborative design methodologies and manufacturing techniques allow for the mass-personalization of biodevices and help to optimize the related development times and costs, while keeping safety in the foreground through the whole life cycle of medical products. These advantages can be further promoted by adequately fostering collaboration, communication, high value information exchange, and sustainable partnerships and by extending the employment of open source strategies. To this end, within the UBORA project, we are developing a framework for training the biomedical engineers of the future in open-source collaborative design strategies and for supporting the sharing of information and the assessment of safety and efficacy in novel biodevices. An essential part of this open-source collaborative framework is the UBORA e-infrastructure, which is presented in this study, together with some initial success cases. Main future challenges, connected with regulatory harmonization, with educational issues and with accessible and open design and manufacturing resources, among others, are also presented and discussed.

Funding Projects

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

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Item ID: 54912
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/54912/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54912
DOI: 10.5220/0006586501410149
Official URL: https://www.scitepress.org/ProceedingsDetails.aspx?ID=ZS7nO68iQpw=&t=1
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 May 2019 15:04
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 16:23
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