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... 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. 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 ... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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. 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... 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.... 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... 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 ... 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... 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 ... For many years, biomedical engineers have been working to develop artificial hearts that can provide long term support for patients' needing them. Here is story about another attempt in France: &nbs... Tonight the biomedical engineering juniors are going to do their progress and feasibility presentations at a dinner event sponsored by MSOE and the Milwaukee IEEE section (http://www.msoe.edu/thread/2509). I pla... Congratulations to the Class of 2015 for the excellent job they did on their presentations last night. Received a lot of positive feedback from our guests. Good job, now get back to work.