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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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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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