Western Michigan University
2015 BMEStart First place winners, winning $10,000
The device offers a cheaper way to provide respiratory support to infants in emerging markets. This team has also just been accepted into Stage 2 of VentureWell’s E-Team Program.
2015 BMEStart Second place winner, winning $5,000
A novel ostomy bag solution with capability to seal and introduce a valve.
Washington University in St. Louis
2015 BMEStart Third place winner, winning $2,500
A diagnostic tool to quantify spasticity in a clinical setting in order to optimize treatment.
Honorable mentions for excellence in design:
SpiroSense — a portable spirometer/device to assess pulmonary function, Johns Hopkins University
Physao — a portable device, linked to a smartphone application, for the management of chronic lung conditions, Duke University
Conventus — a tool that allows surgeons to combine any 2 drill guides, Clemson University