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ABSPIE attends the GNB XLI Annual School 2022 – Biomedical Engineering for Sustainable Development, Brixen Italy

Members of the ABSPIE Lab are Brixen Italy to attend the GNB XLI Annual School 2022.

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development pinpoints 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), based on the principle of “leaving no one behind”. In particular, SDG3 focuses on Good Health and Wellbeing, striving for worldwide access to equitable healthcare.

Medical technologies designers often fail to take into consideration the risks arising from the harsh conditions of resource-limited settings. This mismatch hinders the safety and efficiency of healthcare services, exposing patients and healthcare workers to further hazards.

The XLI GNB school offers students an alternative view to the problems and applications of biomedical engineering, based on a frugal and contextualized approach, key to fostering the accessibility to safe healthcare without borders. Indeed, the applications are not limited to low-middle income countries (LMICs), but extend to other contexts where resources may be lacking (e.g., natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics).

Benefitting from the on-field experience of lectures, mentors, and keynote speakers, the school will follow a “hands-on” teaching approach. opens in a new window

Wed 14 Sep 2022, 14:07