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Product Development Manager Matthew Petney

Cooler gear for the hot zone

May 19, 2015

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 […]

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SpiroSense makes impact at Design Day 2015

May 15, 2015

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 […]

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CBID design team wins global health design competition

April 2, 2015

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 […]

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ABC News: Wedding dress designer helps with new Ebola suit

March 11, 2015

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. […]

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WIRED: A brilliantly designed hazmat suit for Ebola workers

January 8, 2015

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 […]

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Global health care challenges: Gaining first-hand perspective in far-away places

January 7, 2015

Every year, students in the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) program are charged with designing medical devices to solve clinical problems in both Johns Hopkins Hospital and some of the world’s lowest resource areas. In order to do this effectively, they must understand the environs, resources, and needs of some of the world’s […]

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CBS Baltimore: Johns Hopkins develops Ebola suits

December 18, 2014

CBS Baltimore (WJZ-TV 13) reported on a JHU team’s design of a new, improved suit intended to protect health care workers caring for patients with Ebola. The design won an international competition staged by the USAID. Learn more here.

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