September 2017

Open BioMedical Initiative tra gli 8 finalisti del concorso #NATIPER!

2017-09-06T16:26:20+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Italian, Italy, OBMinitiative, OBMstory|

Go Open BioMedical Initiative, go!!! Siamo felicissimi di annunciare che la community blu è stata selezionata tra i finalisti del concorso #NatiPer, il concorso promosso da AXA Italia dedicato ai progetti che, attraverso la protezione e l’innovazione, mettono al centro le persone per migliorarne la qualità della vita, generando nuove opportunità per il futuro. Adesso abbiamo [...]

December 2015

Disturbi del movimento e stampa 3D: nuovo traguardo nella chirurgia

2016-10-19T10:06:12+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Girare un caffè fumante. Inviare un sms. Chiacchierare o fare una passeggiata. Gesti semplici risultano difficili per un malato di Parkinson. La quotidianità e le relazioni vengono compromesse e la malattia prende il posto della vita da vivere.  Al momento, per una malattia cronica e neurodegenerativa come il Parkinson,  una cura risolutrice è, purtroppo, solo [...]

The NEODiVRjr ‘mini’ brings virtual reality therapy to hospitalized children

2016-10-19T10:06:14+00:00 December 13th, 2015|English, News|

What started as a Kickstarter by slo 3D creators founder Mike Balzer, has now become a collaborative effort to help hospitalized children use 3D printed virtual reality to aid in physical therapy and recovery. Although the Kickstarter campagin itself started of slowly and fell short of it’s goal, Balzer is still working hard to accomplish [...]

September 2015

Open access to a high-quality, impartial, point-of-care medical summary would save lives

2016-10-19T10:06:37+00:00 September 16th, 2015|English, News|

Over the past decade, the world of scientific journal publishing has been transformed by open access (OA) to information. In the strict sense, open access refers to the ability for others not only to view but also to build upon and distribute a work as long as attribution of the author(s) is provided [1]. PLOS [...]

Fake 3D printed security seals used to mask pharmaceutical heist

2016-10-19T10:06:37+00:00 September 15th, 2015|English, News|

Until now, the most controversial issue surrounding 3D printing has inarguably been the headache that is 3D printed weaponry — particularly as it is currently playing out in the U.S. However, a report this week coming out of Europe has revealed that cargo thieves have found a way to clone security seals using 3D printing technology, [...]

Teen builds 3D printed heart alert device for his mother

2016-10-19T10:06:40+00:00 September 10th, 2015|English, News|

Now a 17 year-old, Frank Nguyen spent years faced with the kind of parental issue most kids will never have to deal with – he worried about his Mom’s health every day. As a sixth grader, he was distracted from his studies by the unease he felt for his mother’s health issues. “My mom started getting really [...]

US Air Force’s new flexible 3D printed electronics can monitor health

2016-10-19T10:06:40+00:00 September 8th, 2015|English, News|

Throughout the past century, the military has always been at the forefront of technological innovation, so its hardly surprising they have fully adopted 3D printing technology as well. While several military innovations have already been revealed, yesterday the US Air Force and the American Chemical Society unveiled a very interesting development that could have farther [...]

August 2015

3D printed & automated medication dispenser

2016-10-19T10:06:42+00:00 August 29th, 2015|English, News|

Thanks to 3D printing some radical changes in contemporary health care are taking place. From enabling life-changing technologies like bioprinting to making day-to-day health maintenance easier than ever, 3D printing really is the tool of an ongoing revolution in medicine. A recent project posted on the maker site Hackaday is one of those efforts that combine 3D [...]

The biohacking movement and open source insulin

2015-08-24T16:52:19+00:00 August 27th, 2015|English, News|

In March of 2014, I knew my eight year old daughter was sick. Once borderline overweight, she was now skeletally thin and fading away from us. A pre-dawn ambulance ride to the hospital gave us the devastating news – our daughter had Type 1 diabetes, and would be dependent on insulin injections for the rest of [...]

Make for people with disabilities at the Bay Area Makeathon

2015-08-21T14:54:26+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|English, News|

Google.org is supporting the Bay Area Makeathon by TOM, a group specializing in running makeathons for assistive technology, and UCP of the North Bay, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities. Part of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, the 3-day makeathon will take place at TechShop in San Francisco. [...]