In recent days, three Unimore students went to MakerFaire in Rome after the CBI-ER – Challenge Based Innovation Emilia-Romagna project. They are Alessia Bruera and Camilla Cappelletti, from the Engineering Department “Enzo Ferrari” and Daniel Alberto Sebastia from the Department of Economics Marco Biagi.

Students presented the Kyphi project, a system consisting of a wearable device, a smartphone app and artificial intelligence that work together to monitor patients with severe asthma and prevent asthma crisis.

The CBI-ER project is part of Unimore’s Contamination Lab, coordinated by Bernardo Balboni and with the involvement of Sanofi Genzyme, specialty care division of the pharmaceutical company Sanofi, which renews its commitment to open innovation projects, after participating in the first edition of ICARO Unimore.

Thanks CBI-ER, Unimore students were able to have direct contact with researchers from CERN in Geneva and from the other two universities in Emilia Romagna involved in the project (UNIBO-UNIFE). In this way they were able to respond to a need real by capitalizing on the knowledge that derives from scientific research and incorporating it within their device.” (Bernardo Balboni)

At the end of the event, the team received the communication of being among the 16 projects selected by the IoT WT Innovation World Cup in the healthcare devices sector.
Students will present the Kyphi project on 18 November in Dusseldorf at the sixth edition of the Medica Connected Healthcare Forum.

The Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition is the largest Maker Faire outside the United States and the second in the world in terms of visitors with 105 thousand visitors registered in the 2018 edition.

Maker Faire Rome is an event created to satisfy an audience of onlookers of all ages who want to get to know and experiment with the inventions created by the makers. Ideas that arise from the desire to solve small and large problems of everyday life, or even just have fun and entertain. It is an event designed to enhance hundreds of ideas and projects from all over the world.

The Innovation World Cup® Series is the leading open innovation platform and promotes the creation of global innovations by connecting “techpreneurs” with companies operating in the technology sector. The Innovation World Cup® Series was created by Navispace AG in 2003. Some of the partners are STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Microtronics, LOXXESS, AiQ Smart Clothing, Gore, Gemalto and VARTA Microbattery.