UP’s center for local innovation of surgical devices adapted to the health needs of Filipinos, UP Surgical Innovation and Biotechnology (UP SIBOL), will formally launch on September 8 at 9 a.m. via Zoom.
Implemented by the UP Manila College of Medicine and the Philippine General Hospital, the UP SIBOL program is the umbrella program responsible for the invention of many of the health devices and innovations co-created by UP Diliman engineers and scientists in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the last year.
Among the devices created under UP SIBOL are a powered air-purifying respirator currently being developed at the UP College of Engineering, a PPE (personal protective equipment) disinfection cubicle (SaniPod), and a robot that “enables a person who is physically present in one location to mimic some of the aspects of being present at another physically remote location” (MyBESHIE). Through MyBESHIE, a doctor can remotely “treat” a patient through the robot as if s/he were physically present.
The program recently secured funding from the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development.
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