• Design Dos and Don'ts

    Here is a list of design dos and don'ts: http://www.qmed.com/mpmn/gallery/7-dos-and-donts-medical-device-design. We cover each of these and many others in our design sequence courses (BE-2000 through BE-4002).
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  • Current Design Documentation

    My plan is to put current documents related to MSOE's BE Design process here. I'll start with the DHR requirements.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Increasing Cost of Healthcare

    Biomedical engineers find themselves right in the middle of the situation described in this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/health/even-small-medical-advances-can-mean-big-jumps-in-bills.html. Improvements...
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  • Where Will You Live

    QMED (a popular device industry website) just released a slide deck listing the top 10 cities for medical device innovation: http://www.qmed.com/mpmn/gallery/top-us-cities-medtech-innovation. This might be useful info...
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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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  • Online Resource Guide for Engineering Students

    I suspect this is a “front” for one or more on-line universities - http://www.onlinecollege.org/guides/engineering, but it appears to provide an excellent list of online resources for engineering students....
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  • Prototype Suppliers – Materials, Components & Equipment Sources

    I created this document for my biomedical engineering design teams, but believe it will likely be of interest to others working on student and non-student projects. Note that the Hub version number does not necessaril...
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  • Summer Research Opportunity at MCW

    From: Berst, Guy Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:37 AM Subject: Summer Program for Undergraduate Research at MCW Each year hundreds of students apply for an internship position over the summer.  Once again...
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  • FDA Regulation of Medical Devices

    Wow. Not a word engineers often used, but it what I thought when I stumbled across this, http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42130.pdf, while preparing my BE-3001 lecture. This document appears to provide a wonderfully ...
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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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  • Summer Research Opportunity

    Here is the text of an e-mail I received regarding a summer research opportunity for juniors and sophomores....   We are now accepting applications for our NSF REU site focusing on Research Experiences in Neural ...
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