African Biomedical Engineering Consortium (ABEC)
Published by Sabore on Thu, 11 Feb 2016
African Biomedical Engineering Consortium is an association of African universities dedicated to bringing excellence to Biomedical Engineering Education in Africa through resource sharing.
Mission: Promoting and sharing excellence in Biomedical Engineering for improving the health and wealth of Africa through the creation of a regional academic and technological platform.
ABEC organises The InnovatorsSummer School(ISS) annually, an initiative of UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa).
The ISS 2015 programme focused on building the technical skills of students from 13 African universities on the application of mobile telephony in the design of medical devices. At the end of the programme, students and researchers would have been empowered with modern critical skills and techniques on how to enable smartphone to serve as a life-saving medical device.
Department of Mediccal Engineering was represented by the CoD and two students who presented project proposal at the consortium