AABME Insights into the Design of Medical Devices

Medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers and innovators converged at the Design of Medical Devices Conference to address emerging trends related to medical device design, policy, engineering, education, and commercialization.

May 04, 2017

Medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers and innovators converged in Minneapolis April 10 – 13, 2017, at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD 2017) to address emerging trends related to medical device design, policy, engineering, education, and commercialization.

Since 2001, the conference has been drawing more than 1,000 attendees with a variety of features, from a lightning-round competition among young entrepreneurs showcasing their medical device innovations to presentations of cutting-edge surgical procedures broadcast live from the operating room of a local hospital. More than 100 presentations covered the latest technologies impacting medical devices, including 3D printing, wearables, and modeling and simulation.

For the 2017 event, AABME was on site to cover the highlights. Look for video installments, along with AABME.org’s feature article coverage of DMD 2017, in the coming weeks.

Exclusive interviews with leading bioengineering experts include: 

  • Francis Bitonti of Studio Bitonti discusses generative design as applied to the medical device field
  • Rob Wudlick of non-profit GUSU discusses spinal cord injuries and the technologies being developed to assist and potentially heal patients with these injuries
  • Patricia Franklin of the University of Massachusetts discusses personalized medicine as applied to the treatment of knee and hip injuries and ailments
  • Chris Unger of GE Healthcare discusses model-based systems engineering
  • Josiah Allen of OneOme talks about the critical and growing role big data is playing in the field of bioengineering
  • Dawn Bardot of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) discusses the intersection of personalized medical devices and big data and their combined impact

Additional highlights:

  • A lab tour with Paul Iaizzo of the Visible Heart Laboratory at the University of Minnesota
  • Virtual reality tour of the inside of a human heart
  • 3D printing advancements and  a new view of human hearts and the pathologies that afflict them

 

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