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Medical Device Design Course

2.75 - 6.525 (G-H) Fall
2.750 - 6.025J (UG CI-M)
HST.552

About the Course

Each fall we bring together clinicians, industry partners and MIT engineers to develop new medical devices that solve real clinical challenges.

Projects are presented at the beginning of the term, teams are formed and for the next twelve weeks students and mentors alike follow a structured design process that culminates in a proof-of-concept prototype.

Projects identified to have a significant impact, a committed team and a viable market can be continued into the spring term for the next level implementation.

Since 2004, this class has become a highly effective mechanism for fostering new research ideas and collaborations, with papers published, patents filed and some of the projects receiving subsequent funding and launching as startups.

 

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2.750 is an alternative to the ME 2.009 requirement

Monday & Wednesday 1:00 - 2:30 PM in 1-190

Units: 3 - 0 - 9
Prerequsites: 2.008, 6.101, 6.111, 6.115, 2.678, 22.071, or permission of instructor

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Clinicians - Do you have a clinical challenge that needs a new medical device?

2018 - 2019 Call for Proposals - CLOSED

We welcome industry proposals, contact us to discuss.

 

What's in it for students?

Work on a real medical challenge!

Learn the deterministic design process

Apply mechanical & electrical engineering principals

Prototype and test a solution

Learn from industry professionals

Develop your communication & presentation skills

Possible publications, patents and more ...

Explore Past Projects


2.75 In The News

Smithsonian.com, March 2018

MIT News, February 2018

ASME, March 2013

MIT News, January 2013

J. Trans. Eng. in Health & Medicine, August 2013

 

Active Companies from the Course

Recon Theraputics

Thor Tourniquet

Mimo Baby, partnership with J&J

Worldwide Innovative Healthcare

Nido Surgical, read about on PR Newswire

Companies Founded by Alums

Vicarious Surgical, read on Crunchbase

Recent course alums have raised over $10 million dollars in funding!

Course Instructors

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Prof. Alexander H. Slocum
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Dr. Nevan C. Hanumara

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Gim P. Hom
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ellen roche

Prof. Ellen Roche
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dave custer

Dave Custer
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Spring Project Continuation

Select projects, where students and clinicians remain engaged, are invited to continue.

The goal is to evolve from a proof-of-concept to beta prototype, submit a journal paper and develop a path forward for the project.

Up to 12 units of 2.996 may be offered and for Course 2 seniors this may count as a senior thesis.

Instructor permission required.