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Ebola protective suit honored in global design competition

September 15, 2015

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 […]

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Student Device May Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms

June 10, 2015

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 […]

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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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The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design