Biomedical Engineering Project Based Learning: Euro-African Design School Focused on Medical Devices*

Ahluwalia, Arti and María, Carmelo de and Díaz Lantada, Andrés and Madete, June and Makobore, Philippa Ngaju and Ravizza, Alice and Pietro, Licia Di and Mridha, Mannan and Muñoz Guijosa, Juan Manuel and Chacón Tanarro, Enrique and Torop, Janno (2018). Biomedical Engineering Project Based Learning: Euro-African Design School Focused on Medical Devices*. "International Journal of Engineering Education", v. 34 (n. 5); pp. 1709-1722. ISSN 0949-149X.

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Title: Biomedical Engineering Project Based Learning: Euro-African Design School Focused on Medical Devices*
Author/s:
  • Ahluwalia, Arti
  • María, Carmelo de
  • Díaz Lantada, Andrés
  • Madete, June
  • Makobore, Philippa Ngaju
  • Ravizza, Alice
  • Pietro, Licia Di
  • Mridha, Mannan
  • Muñoz Guijosa, Juan Manuel
  • Chacón Tanarro, Enrique
  • Torop, Janno
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Engineering Education
Date: 2018
ISSN: 0949-149X
Volume: 34
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: biomedical engineering; biomedical engineering education; open-source medical devices; biodevices; e-infrastructures; project-based learning; ABET professional skills; CDIO approach
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Biomedical engineering (BME) has the potential of transforming medical care towards universal healthcare by means of the democratization of medical technology. To this end, innovative holistic approaches and multidisciplinary teams, built upon the gathering of international talent, should be encouraged within the medical industry. However, these transformations can only be accomplished if BME education also continuously evolves and focuses on the internationalization of students, the promotion of collaborative design strategies and the orientation towards context relevant medical needs. In this study we describe an international teaching-learning experience, the ‘‘UBORA (Swahili for ‘excellence’) Design School’’. During an intensive week of training and collaboration 39 engineering students lived through the complete development process for creating innovative open-source medical devices following the CDIO (‘‘conceivedesign-implement-operate’’) approach and using the UBORA e-infrastructure as a co-design platform. Our post-school survey and analyses showed that this integral teaching-learning experience helped to promote professional skills and could nurture the future generation of biomedical engineers, who could transform healthcare technology through collaborative design oriented to open source medical devices.

Funding Projects

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

More information

Item ID: 54926
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/54926/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54926
Official URL: https://www.ijee.ie/contents/c340518.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 May 2019 15:54
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 14:38
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