The 2017 Biodesign class launched in February and consists of four teams. It is taught by David Grayden and Michael Vitale.
Working on a solution for surgical patients.
Team members: Laura Dooley, John Negropontis, William Yang, Ajit Ravindran, Hiranya Perera, Martin Thompson.
Reducing pressure injury in patients on surgical tables.
Team members: Vlad, Tim, James, Naomi, Edward.
Patient monitoring system
Team members: Hannah Merrigan, Reagan Susanto, Jason Chiang, Megan Astle and Lee Gibson.
Respiratory rate increase is the strongest predictor of hospital patient deterioration. Early warning of deterioration enables intervention, and prevents adverse events such as cardiac arrest, unexpected death and unplanned ICU admission. In addition to saving lives, early warning reduces costs to the health system. Despite its importance in triggering early warning systems, studies show that respiratory rate is the least accurately recorded vital sign, often excluded completely. We are developing a cost-effective, wearable sensor configuration to provide continuous monitoring of respiratory rate..
Team members: Elise Sutherland, Fay Gibson, Marc Stringer, Lizzie Griffiths and Anya Rossello.
An accurate method for physicians to select the optimal stent length when treating patients with coronary stenosis to reduce the incidence of thrombosis and restenosis. In collaboration with cardiologist Prof Peter Barliss.