Open BioMedical Initiative (OBM Initiative) is a global non profit initiative created to support the traditional Biomedical field and focused to collaboratively design, develop and distribute open source, low cost and 3D printable Health and Accessibility Supports.
A Biomedical initiative that it is not seen as a replacement for that one already existing on the market but able to integrate with those solutions, with the aim of developing variations accessible to everyone regardless of geographical location and economic availability.
OBM Initiative is based on collaboration and knowledge sharing through digital platforms focusing on ideas and projects. Every construction detail of the devices (instructions and files) is shared for free on the web, then replicated and improved by anyone and accessible everywhere. The lack of traditional physical structures cuts the development costs, encouraging open discussion among all participants and the resolution of each new problem more effectively and in less time. This is the Open Source spirit of the Initiative. The result of the project, initially only digital, can be materialized thanks to 3D printing, wherever needed. The effect is a total delocalisation of production, no longer anchored to specialized sites (and economically expensive) and also able of breaking down time and investments related to the physical transport, replaced by a digital one, instant and adaptable to every local need. Each step underlines the concept of cost reduction, soon translated into an increase in accessibility to Health and Accessibility Supports, which are not only present but really available and within reach.
OBM Initiative is supported by the Open BioMedical Organization, the legal non profit association that helps the work of the community of volunteers from all over the world, united by passion, competence and curiosity, who share the dream of helping people in a practical and innovative way.