BME Design Studio News
August 2, 2016
To help reduce preventable deaths from airway obstructions or respiratory failure on the batterfield, an undergraduate design team in CBID crafted CricSpike — a handheld cricothyrotomy-assist device kit. Their low-tech, low-cost solution improves both the speed and accuracy of the crike procedure. Learn more. ►
May 23, 2016
GEAR design team members (l to r): Adam Li, George Levay, and Nate Tran.
The BME graduate design team of Adam Li, George Levay and Nate Tran were selected as the grand prize winner in the Intel-Cornell Cup challenge. The team won with GEAR — Game Enhancing Augmented Reality — bio-gaming device.
The GEAR bio-gaming shoes are a simple, targeted device for aiding upper-limb disabled video game players to control movement in over 20 different ways — including forward, backward, left and right along with jumping and crouching — through... Read more
April 5, 2016
Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering undergraduate students made a great showing at the 4th Annual UMD-JHU BME Undergraduate Research Day competition. Johns Hopkins BME junior James Shamul placed first in the oral presentation and was awarded the BME Undergraduate Research Day trophy to bring back to Johns Hopkins along with a $300 prize. Learn more. ►
March 10, 2016
The Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition provides an opportunity for students from around the county to take a novel idea or innovative technology and develop a business plan based around it. This year there was a big showing from Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering among the finalists. The department applauds all competition finalists and looks forward to April 1th presentations and winner selections. View finalist list on the Johns Hopkins BME Website. ►
February 10, 2016
Our sister design facility, located at the heart of Johns Hopkins Hospital, is now open. The Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation is a nationally unique resource for research, education, and translation in imaging and image-guided interventions. It was formed in collaboration between the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Neurosurgery. It provides synergistic expertise to identify major clinical needs, drive development of new technology, translate advances to clinical use, and cultivation of next-generation engineers and clinicians. Check it out via the portal in the BME Design Studio. General hours of operation are Monday|Wednesday|Friday from 3pm-7pm. View the Carnegie Center operating schedule.
November 19, 2015
A team of eight Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical engineering students were awarded first place and a prize of $25,000 by judges of the 2015 Retail and Health Innovation Challenge held at Wake Forest University School of Business in Winston-Salem, NC.
The BME entrepreneurs — Haley Huang, Tom Catullo, Barbara Kim, Stephen Johannesson, Esteban Urias, Eric Chiang, Anshul Subramanya, and Tony Sun — have created a simple, innovative solution for the problem of puncturing the spinal cord during revision spinal surgery. Their specialized surgical device, Separatec, was designed to minimize the risk of leaking spinal fluid in the thin membrane surrounding nerves in the spinal column, especially when scar tissue from previous surgeries is present.
The Separatec surgical... Read more
October 13, 2015
A BME undergraduate team has been named a finalist in the 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition with their entry of the TocoTrack, a low-cost uterine contraction monitor. The device, designed to assist midwives in diagnosing labor complications, measures muscle stiffness and can filter out other movements, such as the patient's breathing. The work is conducted within the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.
The biomedical engineering undergraduate team, Malvi Hemani, Melissa Lin, Kunal Patel, and Huilei Wang, worked under the guidance of Dr. Robert Allen. They have already sent ten test devices to hospitals in India. The team will being partnering with NGOs to distribute the... Read more
October 5, 2015
The Johns Hopkins University and DuPont have signed license and collaboration agreements allowing DuPont to commercialize the CBID/Jpiego-designed healthcare worker protection suit. The suit — a result of a 2014 US Aid Grand Challenge — was designed to increase the protection and comfort of healthcare workers battling Ebola and other deadly infectious diseases. It will Ebola suit is now expected to be on the market for use in the first half of 2016. Learn more.
June 12, 2015
The student design team, Tremtex, has invented a headband-shaped device to deliver noninvasive brain stimulation to curb debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Their design has already received recognition at several prominent competitions. Learn more. ►
June 2, 2015