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.... 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... 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. I'm wondering how we should work the seating tonight at the junior presentations. Here is what I mean by this. To get teams on and off the stage efficiently, it would make sense for each team to set together. On the o... The annual junior presentation event will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, December 12 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium in the CC building. BE Juniors are required to attend this event and may bring up to two gues... 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... This short news item illustrates the importance of usability considerations and testing in the medical device design process: How Usability Testing Prevents Horror Stories | Qmed There is nothing more ... 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... 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... Attached are the documents associated with doing a BE-499 clinical internship. This collection of documents were last updated on in November, 2013. Contact the BE program director for more information.