If you’ve been keeping up on our coverage of the BMEidea competition, you were probably getting anxious wondering who would take home the $10,000 grand prize. Well, the answer has finally arrived, and the winner is Johns Hopkins Rapid Hypothermia induction device.
Here’s more from the press release:
The BMEidea Competition, now in its sixth year, is open to collegiate teams from NCIIA member institutions from across the United States. First place—an award of $10,000—was awarded to the Rapid Hypothermia Induction Device team from Johns Hopkins University. Working to combat cardiac arrest, the Johns Hopkins team has designed a device that emergency or ambulance personnel can use to quickly and safely administer a therapeutic hypothermia treatment to patients and improve their chances of survival upon reaching the hospital.
The second-place prize of $2,500 was awarded to OneBreath, a team from Stanford University that was recently featured in Popular Science. The team developed a low-cost ventilator for use in developing nations and large-scale disasters. Designed to treat acute respiratory distress patients in low-resource, pandemic and emergency environments, OneBreath provides an alternative to existing ventilators, which are too cost prohibitive for many hospitals. In addition to its low cost, the device is rechargeable, portable and disposable.
Third place, and $1,000 in cash, was presented to Natural Orifice Volume Enlargement (NOVEL) Device from the University of Cincinnati. The device enables an incision-free approach to urogynecological procedures by providing improved visibility and access to deep target tissues within the peritoneal cavity. This reduces post-operative complications such as adhesions, incisional hernias and patient recovery time.
Congratulations Team Johns Hopkins, and to all the up-and-coming inventors out there: keep up the good work!
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