• Low Resource Medical Devices

    One of the major challenges in biomedical engineering is how to deliver the benefits of modern medical understanding to people in developing nations. Here are some really cool ideas: WHO | Compendium of innovative hea...
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  • What We Teach

    This list of rules mirrors what we teach in MSOE's BE design sequence courses: http://www.qmed.com/mpmn/medtechpulse/10-rules-designing-great-medical-devices. It is nice to have some external validation of our ideas.
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  • Stakeholder Survey Result

    Our program is conducting a “stakeholder” survey to help us set curricular priorities. So far, nearly all (97%) of the respondents have been program alumni. This graphic lists the most common words in the ...
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  • Senior Presentations - Friday, May 23

    The 2014 MSOE BE Senior Presentations will take place on Friday, May 23 from 8:30 to 10:30 am in the Grohmann Auditorium.  The “auditorium” is a large classroom like room on the first floor of the Gro...
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  • Medical Device Cyber Security

    Medical device cyber security is currently big issue in the medical device industry. Here is a short news story on the topic with some interesting links: http://www.qmed.com/news/fbi-warns-medical-device-hacking-risk....
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    created by Charles Tritt
  • Low Cost Prosthetic Hands

    Many students become interested in biomedical engineering by way of prostheses. Creating prostheses is only a small part of what biomedical engineers do, but I think is appealing because the need is obvious and the de...
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  • Poor Instructions Result in Deaths

    Here is a link to an article describing how four LVAD patients have died due to poor device instructions: http://www.qmed.com/news/thoratec-warns-hospitals-after-lvad-patients-deaths?cid=nl.qmed02. These incidents emp...
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  • MSOE BE Program to Receive Free Intel Galileo Development Boards

    I just received notification that our program will be getting 5 Intel Galileo development boards (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/galileo-maker-quark-board.html). These boards combine Arduino fun...
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  • Fortune and Fame for Design Teams

    Congratulations to two Class of 2015 design teams for placing in MSOE's business plan competition. Team gluocChem finished 2nd and will receive $1,500 and Team Neonate finished 4th and will receive $500.
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  • Junior Teams Business Plan Finalists

    Congratulation to BE design teams 15-1 (Novel Glucose Monitor) and 15-2 (Neonate Cardiopulmonary Bypass Simulator) for being selected as finalists in this year’s MSOE Business Plan Competition. Good job and good...
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  • Glucose Monitoring Contact Lens

    This has the potential, really the likelihood, to be the medical breakthrough of the decade: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/01/16/google-smart-contact-lens/4540727/?csp=fbfanpage. Continuous glucose monitorin...
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    created by Charles Tritt
  • Class of 2015 Junior Presentations to be Webcast

    We plan to webcast the Class of 2015 MSOE biomedical engineering junior design project presentations live from 5:00 to 7:30 pm CST (GMT -6) on Thursday, December 12, 2013. See them at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ms...
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    created by Charles Tritt
  • FDA CDRH Priority List

    The Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH) is the part of the FDA that deals with medical device regulations. As part of a new law, they will now annually publish a list of their priorities for the coming yea...
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    created by Charles Tritt
  • Biomedical Engineering Employment Statistics

    Here are a couple of links to Biomedical Engineering employment statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Forbes Clearly, the job market for program graduates is very good. Students should still start earl...
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  • Summary of Medical Devices Standards

    MSOE is very fortunate to have an alumnus, Brian Biersach, deeply involved in medical device testing, standards and compliance. In fact, he runs a company,  Medical Equipment Compliance Associates (MECA Home: IEC...
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  • Soft Material Robotics Opportunity at Tuffs

    Here's an unusual opportunity for graduate study (and I suppose summer research)... We invite seniors who plan to pursue graduate education in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any of the Engine...
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  • Useful Presentation Tips

    There are many presentation tip sheets available on the web. This one -- A Geek’s Guide to Presenting to Business People | Leading Geeks Company -- seems pretty good. It never hurts to look over one of these bef...
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  • Disease Outbreaks

    Biomedical engineers are generally not involved with infectious diseases, but I found this list of outbreaks interesting and thought BE students, faculty and alumni might too: http://www.healthline.com/health-slidesho...
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    created by Charles Tritt
  • Leadless Pacemaker in the News

    This short medical device industry news story illustrates several points: http://www.mddionline.com/article/st-jude-medical-buys-leadless-pacemaker-developer-nanostim-1235m?cid=nl.mddi01. These include:   Large m...
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  • Innovation Need = BE Job Opportunities

    Here's a link to a sort article stressing the growing need for innovation in the medical device industry: Medtech's Business Model Is Broken, But There's Hope: PwC Report | Qmed Previously, company had to innovate i...
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