Sunday, October 6, 2013

Won 3rd place Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge

I won third place in Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry magazine's Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge.


MD+DI is a magazine written exclusively for original equipment manufacturers of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products.
A month ago, the editors of MD+DI created a medtech design contest, where we challenged you to design your dream device under the assumption that real-world challenges were non-existent.


3 Dream Devices Take Top Honors in Medtech Design Contest

In August, the editors of MD+DI asked you, the medtech community, to put on your creative hats and dream up a device that would tackle health-care problems both big and small.
You responded, submitting an array of innovative medical device concepts that addressed a broad spectrum of issues. The editors of MD+DI reviewed and debated the merits of each submission, and narrowed the field to 10 finalists. ...
Rounding out the winners' circle in third place is the Intracranial Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Regulator. The entry, submitted by Bob Paddock, was inspired by a personal experience; his wife committed suicide after an excruciating headache that resulted from cerebrospinal fluid leakage.
"The inspiration for this dream device obviously came from a very personal place," said Jamie Hartford, managing editor of MD+DI. "The Intracranial Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Regulator is a novel improvement over the standard of care for intracranial hypotension caused by cerebrospinal fluid leaks, a condition that can cause devastating headaches. I like that it uses wireless power transfer, which is really the next step for implantable devices."
Thank you for voting on my design. Hopefully it will get the attention of some medical manufacture...

See 1st and 2nd place winners here: http://www.mddionline.com/article/3-winners-announced-dare-dream-medtech-design-challenge