Photos of the Day: SEAS Develops Innovative Medical Devices

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:01pm
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Students at Harvard SEAS are working with clinicians to design new medical devices with real-world applicability. This portable cranial drill, designed in 2011, could save a life by quickly and safely relieving pressure on the brain. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell, SEAS Communications.)

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Crafted in a 3D printer and outfitted with rubberized pressure sensors, this inexpensive device offers surgeons a confident grip on delicate tissue. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell, SEAS Communications.)

A biologically inspired soft robot for thumb rehabilitation (designed by Paxton Maeder-York, Tyler Clites, Emily Boggs, Ryan Neff, Panagiotis Polygerinos, Donal Holland, MIT Prof. Leia Stirling, Kevin Galloway at the Wyss Institute, Dr. Catherine Wee at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Harvard Prof. Conor Walsh) won the Three In Five competition at the DMD conference in April. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell, SEAS Communications.)

Recent projects have included a spine immobilization device (pictured), a laparoscopic morcellator, a device that helps the left ventricle pump blood after a heart failure, and more. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell, SEAS Communications.)

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