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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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Gizmodo: This hazmat suit peels off like a big, yellow, Ebola-covered glove

December 17, 2014

Gizmodo ran a story (and video) on a new Ebola protective suit — created by a Johns Hopkins team during the recent Ebola Design Challenge — that is designed to peel off easily, minimizing the wearer’s exposure to contamination from Ebola. The design was among the winners of an international competition through USAID. View the story — and watch […]

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BBC World Service: Better designed Ebola protection suits

December 16, 2014

Professor Youseph Yazdi, director of the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design in the Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, tells us how he and his team have tried to improve the design of the Ebola protective suit. Listen here.  

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