Design challenge teams in Baltimore and the Gaza Strip use enhanced audio visual technology to collaborate and innovate.
The 2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition attracted student teams from universities across the globe to showcase novel engineering and software design solutions to clinical needs. Hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design at Johns Hopkins University, more than 150 students, judges, sponsors, clinicians, and guests attended the design competition on April 15. […]
Every summer, Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering students work side-by-side with primary care providers in some of the world’s most underserved communities. They assess the needs and then design, prototype, and commercialize the next generation of medical devices that are transforming global health care. Johns Hopkins’ Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) forms teams of […]
BME team works to design new protective suit for Ebola caregivers Youseph Yazdi and his CBID and Jhpiego colleagues are overcoming final engineering challenges, financial matters and scale-up issues for their improved Ebola protective suit — moving them closer to their production goal. The team has a working design and is engaging a major protective suit […]
A low-cost, deskilled spirometer, invented by BME undergraduates, offers hope to patients struggling with respiratory illnesses in low-resource areas. SpiroSense was one of nearly two dozen medical innovations created by students for this year’s Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Design Day, held May 5 at the East Baltimore campus. More than 140 undergraduate and graduate students […]
In a video segment, PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill revisits the recent West African ebola outbreak, the challenges encountered by the medical professionals in their patient interactions, and the response by USAID — the Grand Challenge, an international contest to find better ways to protect health care workers. Mary Jo Brooks reports on the Johns […]
A biomedical design team from the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) took 1st place at the 2015 National Undergraduate Global Health Technology Design Competition. Twenty-three teams from over fifteen universities and 3 countries competed in the annual design contest held at Rice University. The Johns Hopkins team, SpiroSense, captured the top […]
ABC News reported that a suit designed by a team at Johns Hopkins to protect health care workers treating patients with Ebola made its debut at New York’s Fashion Week last week. The story focuses on Jill Andrews, a Baltimore clothing designer, who has been working with the Hopkins team on the suit since last October. […]
China Central TV America reported on a new, improved suit designed at Johns Hopkins to better protect health care workers who are treating Ebola patients. View the compete story here.
WIRED reported that a JHU team has developed a prototype protective suit to better shield healthcare workers on the front line of the epidemic. The suit—which uses several zippers and fasteners to fall off and peel outward, away from the wearer so they need not touch the outer surfaces—evolved through a design challenge USAID launched last fall. The […]