What is the OBM Initiative?
The Open BioMedical Initiative is a nonprofit global initiative for the creation and distribution of lowcost, open source and 3D printed Health and Accessibility Aids.
The OBM Initiative consists of two sections:
∙ The Community is made up of volunteers and specialists from all over the world who collaborate online to develop projects using new technologies such as 3D printing. The projects documentation developed by the community are freely available online, so you can get them anywhere even in the most distant and inaccessible place.
∙ The nonprofit Association guarantees the relationship with a number of partners and has as its main goal the distribution of these projects.
Thanks to the projects it is currently at work on and to many others coming soon, the Open BioMedical Initiative aims to support the traditional Biomedical field to reach, together, as many people as possible.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUPPORT
THE TRADITIONAL BIOMEDICAL FIELD?
PROJECTS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT
WIL is a mechanical prosthesis finalized to compensate for the lack of the limb involving a drive managed by the movement of the wrist and by a system of rods.
It follows the Open Source principles with the entire documentation available online and consists of readily available and lowcost materials such as ABS and PLA.
All parts are fully printable by any 3D printer model, from less to more advanced.
FINGERS ACTIVATED BY
FABLE is an electromechanical prosthesis, intended for those who have suffered amputation or is suffering from congenital malformation. Through the acquisition of signals generated by the
muscles myoelectric contraction next to the elbow, it determines precise finger movements.
Electronics is the hub of the system and it is compact, lowcost, completely reengineered to provide a prosthesis everywhere reproducible and technologically advanced.
BABY ON BOARD
BOB is a neonatal incubator that fully embraces the OBM Initiative philosophy: low cost components, reproducible anywhere thank to a documentation freely available online, achievable by a 3D printer.
BOB hopes to meet a specific need: among different causes of neonatal deaths it is estimated that about 75% occurs within the first week of life and is often due to lack of biomedical equipment, too expensive or difficult to manage.