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The Johns Hopkins University’s new personal protective suit for frontline health care workers in Ebola outbreaks was honored Monday as one of 10 finalists in the Social Good category of Fast Company’s 2015 Innovation by Design Awards. The suit, intended for use in future Ebola outbreaks like the 2014 epidemic that killed thousands in West […]
Smithsonian Magazine online reported on a prototype headband device that biomedical engineering students designed to treat Parkinson’s disease at home.
The Baltimore Sun reported that a group of Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering students have developed what they hope will become a third option: a non-invasive device Parkinson’s patients could use at home to treat their symptoms.
In developing regions where the economy is weak and medical services are limited, global health experts say as many as 200 million women want access to long-term, reversible contraceptives to avoid unintended pregnancies and to help space out the births of their children. One of the most convenient and effective options—a tiny implant that can […]
Parkinson’s disease patients whose symptoms such as tremor, muscle stiffness and slowed movement make it tough to hold an eating utensil steady have few options for relief outside of a hospital or clinic. Medication can help, but over time it tends to become less effective. To give these patients another in-home option, Johns Hopkins graduate […]
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 […]