James Dieffenderfer, a BME PhD student, wins first prize at CIMIT contest

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James Dieffenderfer’s VitalFlo Spirometer won the first prize of $150,000 in the 2014 CIMIT-MGH-APF Primary Healthcare national competition. Dieffenderfer’s team is developing a low-cost, compact, handheld spirometer that communicates to a cell phone and server to enable the patient, caregiver, and physician to collaborate in the management of asthma or COPD. The VitalFlo project is […]

Portable Spirometer for Improved Asthma Management

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In order to allow physicians to better understand the respiratory impairment of their patients, we have developed the VitalFlo spirometer. VitalFlo is a low power, portable spirometer that connects to a smartphone to provide a comprehensive approach to monitoring respiratory function. VitalFlo offers respiratory impaired patients a convenient way to track the condition of their […]

BME Student’s Multidisciplinary team wins Medical Category’s First Prize in NASA’s 2013 Create the Future Design Contest

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Last fall a group of students in the MBA Product Innovation class, which is sponsored by the NC State’s ASSIST Research Engineering Center, continued to work on their idea after the term ended and then entered this work in the NASA Tech Brief’s “Create the Future” Contest Medical Devices category. The members of team are […]