Projects by young engineers that will change medicine


Students of the bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, from University Pompeu Fabra, presented their proposals carried out within the framework of the sixth edition of the course “Introduction to Medical Devices and their Design”. A total of nine projects have been developed from an original idea to the end user and have benefitted from the advice of academic, clinical and business experts.

The presentation of the projects carried out by students at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) on the bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering took place within the sixth edition of the course Introduction to Medical Devices and their Design (December 2017).

  • Oassys: oncology assistance system
  • geLAAOtin: personalized left atrial appendage occlusion system with gelatin-based biomaterials
  • B-tell:  smart medical dressing for premature infection detection
  • Beaware: preventing babies from sudden death
  • MedCord: acquisition device for the screening of vocal cord disorders
  • Neuromads-bMotion: rehabilitation system for hemiplegia based on an orthosis commanded by BCI
  • EpilepTech: portable, non-invasive and patient-specific device for seizure detection in patients with epilepsy
  • Kheirex-TactSense: bringing tactile feedback to laparoscopic surgery
  • WELA: cost-effective wearable laparoscope

To check the 9 innovative projects, please visit the following page.

The main goal of this subject is for students to learn the process concerning the development of a medical device, from its conception and initial idea through to the marketing of the product, including the stages of computer-aided design, experimentation, clinical validation, market analysis and specific regulations, among others.

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