OPEN Mini: Biomedical Engineering

How Designers Save Lives: Increasing Health Care Compliance Through Human-Centered Design
Jeff Higashi, ArtCenter College of Design
How can design students/faculty affect use, performance, and preference in medical innovations? The session will share insights from a VentureWell-sponsored joint course from ArtCenter College of Design and UCLA’s Business of Science Center.

Clinical Immersion to Product Innovation: Training Problem-Finders Through Contextual Inquiry
Raja Schaar, Drexel University
Mike Glaser, Drexel University

We will share how Drexel University is using contextual inquiry in clinical settings to build skills in problem identification that lead to more creative solutions amongst interdisciplinary Biomedical Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Product Design student teams.

Idea 2 Impact: A Training in Translating Science to Clinical Use
Mary Goldberg, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Our session will describe how Pitt’s Institute for Clinical Research Education and Innovation Institute have created new program offerings to help early career clinician scientists translate their ideas, processes, and products out of the university.

Designing Assistive Technology: Physical Therapy, Engineering and Designing Students Working Together
Stephen Sprigle, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
The Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Georgia have organized a joint class to design assistive technology. The nontraditional class is organized into teams of industrial design, engineering, and physical therapy students to create and design innovative solutions to increase the function and independence of people with disabilities.


Jeff Higashi, ArtCenter College of Design
Raja Schaar, Drexel University
Mike Glaser, Drexel University
Mary Goldberg, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Stephen Sprigle, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Moderator: Rita Chesterton, Muhlenberg College

Track: Novel Approaches

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