Using Engineering to Improve Patients' Lives
Stanford Medicine Scope, 12/19/19
Ross Venook, PhD, is the assistant director of engineering at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign and a lecturer in bioengineering. An electrical engineer by training, his work has focused on building and applying new types of MRI hardware, as well as MRI safety. Learn more about his work in and out of Stanford and the power of engineering to solve medical problems.
It's go-time: a doctor and student engineers work to make catheterization easier
Stanford Medicine Scope, 11/4/19
With guidance but not answers from clinical and course mentors, a team of senior undergraduate BIOE students dove into the patient experience to invent a better approach for women who have to self-catheterize in order to urinate.
A Conversation with the 2019 Winners of the Robert Howard Next Step Award
McKinsey & Company Blog, 6/19/19
McKinsey & Company and Stanford Biodesign award this year's Robert Howard Next Step Award for innovation in health + medical design to two Stanford Engineering undergraduates who re-engineered the tampon to eliminate leakage. The award conveys 200 hours of professional design consulting to help move the product towards the market.
Identifying the Right Needs in Health Technology Innovation
The Future of Everything, 4/22/19
Paul Yock joins host Russ Altman on this Stanford Engineering podcast to discuss making health technology innovation a science rather than an art, and what happens when "tech" culture meets medical device culture.
Stanford Biodesign Tackles Gender Diversity in Health Technology Innovation
Stanford Medicine Scope, 5/3/19
Stanford Biodesign is leading efforts to close the gender gap in the health technology innovation industry, starting with a Summit where participants were asked to develop a deeper understanding of the problems before thinking about solutions.
The Asian-centric approach to diabetes
Hospital Insider, 12/18/18
A “diabetes clinic of the future” and other innovations could change diabetes management and treatment in Singapore. "Diabetes technologies developed in the west are not always applicable in Asia," said 2018 Singapore Biodesign fellow Dr. Andrew Chou.
The reluctant entrepreneur: How a Stanford neurosurgeon advanced radiosurgery treatment and access
Stanford Scope, 11/06/18
Dr. John Adler says bringing new medical technologies from ideas into patient care is the hardest thing he’s ever done. “Don’t do it to make money," he cautioned. "Do it because you’re passionate.”
Raising awareness of rheumatic heart disease in India through biodesign
Stanford Scope, 10/24/18
What happens when the solution needed isn't a medical technology? This Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship team found a different way to increase awareness of RHD in children in order to improve early diagnosis and treatment.
Stanford Medicine Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education, 9/12/2018
NuLeaf is a new mobile application specifically geared towards providing low-income Californians with nutritional guidance and meal planning services. It was developed by a team of five Stanford students in the Biodesign for Mobile Health course.
Countdown to Childx: Medical device innovation for kids with chronic disease
Stanford Medicine Scope, 4/9/18
Pediatric cardiologist and Biodesign Innovation Fellowship alum Bronwyn Harris, MD, talks about her start-up company's pediatric asthma monitoring solution and the medtech innovation landscape for kids.
Stanford Medicine 2017 Health Trends Report: Harnessing the Power of Data in Health
The inaugural issue of the Stanford Medicine health care trends report shows that big data will transform health care in the future but that more needs to be done to train doctors and patients in data management and analysis. The report references Stanford Biodesign as an example of a group on campus using new technologies to develop predictive devices to prevent disease before it strikes.
'Humbling' Hospital Simulations Inspire Stanford Graduate Students to Solve Problems in Health Care Delivery
Stanford News, 5/10/17
Students in a Biodesign Innovation class got a first-hand look at challenges in health care with intense – and inspiring – hospital simulations. These students took what they learned in the simulations and applied it to new technology solutions.
iRhythm’s Uday Kumar... What Makes Him Tick
Tech Tonics, 5/8/17
iRhythm has been described as that rarest of all breeds – a digital health company with a viable business model behind it. Founder Uday Kumar, a Biodesign Innovation Fellowship alum, shares his perspective on the early days of iRhythm and how Stanford Biodesign helped shape the company.
Stanford’s Yock Talks Medtech Costs, Biodesign’s Birthday, and How He Feels about Apple and Google
Medtech Talk, 5/3/17
In this podcast, Paul Yock shares his insights on medtech innovation, the impact that financial pressures have had on start-ups, and his take on Google and Apple making a run on developing medtech devices.
Minimizing Risk in Health Technology Innovation – A Checklist
Stanford Medicine Scope, 4/20/17
New health technologies require millions of dollars and many years to bring into patient care ... and many fail along the way. Learn how the biodesign innovation process helps innovators mitigate critical risks before they make this long-term commit.
Innovator addresses sleep-disordered breathing at Stanford Biodesign event
Stanford Medicine Scope, 2/17/17
Peter Farrell, the founder of ResMed, a global company focused on treatments for sleep apnea and other chronic respiratory disorders, was the featured speaker at the latest "From The Innovator’s Workbench" event hosted by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.
A Field Guide to Innovation
Learn how Stanford-India Biodesign alumnus Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is using the biodesign innovation process to develop low-cost technologies that solve healthcare problems in India. Many of his innovations leverage healthcare field workers to provide services to patients in remote rural areas.
The Impact of Postgraduate Health Technology Innovation Training: Outcomes of the Stanford Biodesign Fellowship
Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 12/21/16
This new study assesses the career focus, leadership trajectory, and productivity of 114 Biodesign Innovation Fellowship alumni (2001-15). We proudly measure our success by the people we train and their contributions to the health technology ecosystem.
Q&A with Paul Yock, MD, Founder and Director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign
Medical Innovation News, 9/29/2016
The Fogarty Institute for Innovation caught up with Paul Yock to discuss Stanford Biodesign, its impact on young innovators, its relationship with the Fogarty Institute, and exciting trends in the medtech training space.
Biodesign Fellows to Develop Health Technology for Aging Adults
Stanford Medicine News Center, 9/23/2016
The Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign has joined Stanford Health Care’s efforts to advance care for the aging population by selecting aging as the clinical focus for its 2016-17 Biodesign Innovation Fellowship program.
Stanford Biodesign Helps Asia Pacific Region Strengthen Its Health Tech Innovation Ecosystem
Building on its own experience in the US, Stanford Biodesign recently had the unique opportunity to help convene a group of leaders from universities and governmental institutions across the Asia Pacific region to help them explore potential synergies in teaching health technology innovation.
Weekend Workshop Shows Patients and Clinicians a New Approach for Addressing Their Everyday Issues
Stanford Children’s Health Blog, 8/18/2016
Stanford Biodesign faculty member Ross Venook and a team of others from the nonprofit DFarm partnered with the Ronald McDonald House to provide nine clinicians and 10 teen patients with a unique learning experience.
Stanford Doctors Use Biodesign Training to Spark Health Innovation in Brazil
Stanford Medicine Scope, 8/5/16
How did three Stanford doctors — a sleep surgeon, an ophthalmologist and a urogynecologist — along with Biodesign Innovation Fellowship alumnus Ravi Pamnani, end up in Brazil leading a two-week biodesign bootcamp?
How did Stanford Biodesign evolve over 15 years to become a global influence in health technology innovation?
The MedTech Strategist, 6/30/16
In a recent article in The MedTech Strategist, David Cassak interviewed (from left) Paul Yock, Uday Kumar, Lyn Denend, Todd Brinton, Tom Krummel, & Josh Makower to find out.
A look at Stanford Biodesign
Stanford Medicine Scope, 5/5/16
In its first 15 years, Stanford Bidoesign has trained more than 1,000 graduate students and nearly 200 fellows, who spend a year or two on campus identifying important unmet clinical needs and developing technologies to improve patient care.
Meet the doctor turned inventor who wants to make India’s healthcare accessible
Tech in Asia 4/28/16
A huge problem facing today’s health tech sector is making its benefits available and accessible for everyone, including those who may not live in big cities or bring in a handsome salary. Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi, an alumnus of the Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship, is helping tackle this challenge in India.
Filtering pollution one nostril at a time
Could this device cure your child’s night terrors?
CBS News, 4/18/16
Two alumni of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship, Dr. Andy Rink and Varun Boriah created a device they call the Lully Sleep Guardian and won financial backing from Y Combinator to produce it.
Government of Canada Announces a $21.4 Million Investment in Innovative Research Projects that Prepare Science and Engineering Graduates for Jobs
Market Wired, 4/14/16
A new government-backed program at McGill University will emphasize innovation-oriented teamwork, pioneering for the first time in Canada a training model originally developed at Stanford Biodesign.
MedTech Innovation Ecosystem: What can Asia learn and adapt from Silicon Valley?
Paul Yock, Founder and Director of Stanford Biodesign, spoke on the radically changing environment in medtech innovation. Building on his keynote lecture, thought leaders from different countries deliberated on the topic- “MedTech Innovation Ecosystem: What can Asia learn and adapt from Silicon Valley?”