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BME Design Studio News

August 2, 2016

CricSike: Life saving, comprehensive, low-cost solution designed for battlefield medics

CricSpikeTo help reduce preventable deaths from airway obstructions or respiratory failure on the batterfield, an undergraduate design team in CBID crafted CricSpike — a handheld cricothyrotomy-assist device kit. Their low-tech, low-cost solution improves both the speed and accuracy of the crike procedure. Learn more. 

May 23, 2016

GEAR design team wins 2016 Intel-Cornell Cup

GEAR Design Team Wins 2016 Intel-Cornell Cup

GEAR design team members (l to r): Adam Li, George Levay, and Nate Tran.

The BME graduate design team of Adam Li, George Levay and Nate Tran were selected as the grand prize winner in the Intel-Cornell Cup challenge. The team won with GEAR — Game Enhancing Augmented Reality — bio-gaming device.

The GEAR bio-gaming shoes are a simple, targeted device for aiding upper-limb disabled video game players to control movement in over 20 different ways — including forward, backward, left and right along with jumping and crouching — through...  Read more

April 5, 2016

UMD-JHU BME Research Day trophy retained for third year

James ShamulJohns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering undergraduate students made a great showing at the 4th Annual UMD-JHU BME Undergraduate Research Day competition. Johns Hopkins BME junior James Shamul placed first in the oral presentation and was awarded the BME Undergraduate Research Day trophy to bring back to Johns Hopkins along with a $300 prize. Learn more. 

March 10, 2016

Twelve BME teams chosen as JH Business Plan finalists

The Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition provides an opportunity for students from around the county to take a novel idea or innovative technology and develop a business plan based around it. This year there was a big showing from Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering among the finalists. The department applauds all competition finalists and looks forward to April 1th presentations and winner selections. View finalist list on the Johns Hopkins BME Website. 

February 10, 2016

Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation is now open

Our sister design facility, located at the heart of Johns Hopkins Hospital, is now open. The Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation is a nationally unique resource for research, education, and translation in imaging and image-guided interventions. It was formed in collaboration between the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Neurosurgery. It provides synergistic expertise to identify major clinical needs, drive development of new technology, translate advances to clinical use, and cultivation of next-generation engineers and clinicians. Check it out via the portal in the BME Design Studio. General hours of operation are Monday|Wednesday|Friday from 3pm-7pm. View the Carnegie Center operating schedule.

November 19, 2015

BME design team is awarded $25,000 as winners of the 2015 Retail & Innovation Health Competition

A team of eight Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical engineering students were awarded first place and a prize of $25,000 by judges of the 2015 Retail and Health Innovation Challenge held at Wake Forest University School of Business in Winston-Salem, NC.

The BME entrepreneurs — Haley Huang, Tom Catullo, Barbara Kim, Stephen Johannesson, Esteban Urias, Eric Chiang, Anshul Subramanya, and Tony Sun — have created a simple, innovative solution for the problem of puncturing the spinal cord during revision spinal surgery. Their specialized surgical device, Separatec, was designed to minimize the risk of leaking spinal fluid in the thin membrane surrounding nerves in the spinal column, especially when scar tissue from previous surgeries is present.

The Separatec surgical...  Read more

October 13, 2015

BME undergrad team named finalist in 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition

TocoTack - uterine contraction monitorA BME undergraduate team has been named a finalist in the 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition with their entry of the TocoTrack, a low-cost uterine contraction monitor. The device, designed to assist midwives in diagnosing labor complications, measures muscle stiffness and can filter out other movements, such as the patient's breathing. The work is conducted within the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

The biomedical engineering undergraduate team, Malvi Hemani, Melissa Lin, Kunal Patel, and Huilei Wang, worked under the guidance of Dr. Robert Allen. They have already sent ten test devices to hospitals in India. The team will being partnering with NGOs to distribute the...  Read more

October 5, 2015

JHU, DuPont agreement sets stage for 2016 Ebola suit production

Jenniver ElisseeffThe Johns Hopkins University and DuPont have signed license and collaboration agreements allowing DuPont to commercialize the CBID/Jpiego-designed healthcare worker protection suit. The suit — a result of a 2014 US Aid Grand Challenge — was designed to increase the protection and comfort of healthcare workers battling Ebola and other deadly infectious diseases. It will Ebola suit is now expected to be on the market for use in the first half of 2016. Learn more.

June 12, 2015

BME graduate team develops in-home device to control Parkinson’s symptoms

The student design team, Tremtex, has invented a headband-shaped device to deliver noninvasive brain stimulation to curb debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Their design has already received recognition at several prominent competitions. Learn more. 

June 2, 2015

BME undergrads design contraceptive implant training kit for global health technicians

Contraceptive Implant Training Tool Kit
The Contraceptive Implant Training Tool Kit, showcased at Design Day 2015, provides superior training tools for non-technical clinicians to learn how to insert, and remove sub dermal contraceptive implants. An arm-like practice band, made of differing densities of silicon layers, accurately simulates the anatomical textures of skin, fat and muscle in a human arm. And, the CITT Kit includes components that can help the trainees identify the correct placement site for the sub dermal implant. It also enables the clinician to make practice incisions through replaceable silicones layers that respond more like human skin. Learn more 

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