BME seeks clinicians with ideas for medical device design

November 20, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) is recruiting clinicians who might be interested in participating in BME 450, an undergraduate project-based design course, during the 2019 Winter Term.

This course covers concept-to-product experiences for students who want to pursue careers in the medical device industry or medicine.

More about BME 450 ‘Senior Capstone Design’

Clinicians with a clinical problem that can be solved by the development of a novel medical or research device are recruited to serve as clients. The problem should be well-defined, but open-ended enough for students to innovate their own solutions. Student teams collaborate with their client to design, build, and test a prototype(s). Project ideas should focus on hardware, not software design. Clinician clients are expected to be involved throughout the course, meeting with and supporting student teams regularly from January through April.

Clinical participants to date have generally found their experiences with the design courses to be very rewarding. One of the clinician-guided student teams from last year’s M.S.-level class placed first in the national BMEidea competition (click here to learn about Team UroSuction Scope).

Anyone interested in participating or would like more information can complete this short Google Form.  If you have questions, please contact course instructor, Rachael Schmedlen, Ph.D. ( in the Biomedical Engineering Department.