Biomedical engineering student invention expo showcases solutions
UW-Madison biomedical engineering sophomores worked with Dr. Christopher Green to design a better and more compact adaptor for children who have undergone a tracheotomy. Normally children would be outfitted with an adult-sized adaptor, which would connect the tracheotomy tube to a ventilator. The adaptor covers the child's chest making it too difficult for caregivers to monitor the child's heart, lungs and abdomen effectively. The biomedical team has displayed its solution at the Biomedical Engineering Design Expo, which includes other solutions to health issues such as a mobile phone application for gauging cardiopulmonary health through a guided six-minute walking test, a diet logging mechanism for young people, as well as many more.