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COVID-19 Student Projects

Hopkins BME is committed to developing new technologies that improve human health. Over the past several months, many of our students have been designing potential solutions to the healthcare challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about some of these projects below.

Emergency Generation of Dialysate for COVID-19 Patients

Approximately half of all COVID-19 patients who are treated in intensive care units develop acute kidney injuries, and hospitals around the country are running out of lifesaving dialysate fluids. A team of BME students worked with Hopkins nephrologists to solve this problem. Watch the video below or learn more here.

Johns Hopkins Engineers Develop 3D-Printed Ventilator Splitters

Hopkins BME students, as well as faculty members Warren Grayson and Elizabeth Logsdon, are leading the University’s efforts to 3D-print personal protective equipment (PPE) and other lifesaving medical devices. As one of their collaborative projects, they worked with Hopkins clinicians and engineers to develop a prototype for ventilator splitters that aims to address safety concerns about cross-contamination and correctly managing air flow to patients.

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Thinking Fast in a Time of Crisis

BME master’s students in the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design organized and hosted a virtual hackathon that brought together hundreds of teams to solve challenges related to COVID-19.

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Surgineers Join the Fight Against COVID-19

Several teams of Hopkins BME Surgineering students are working with faculty mentor Jeff Siewerdsen and Hopkins radiologists, surgeons, and engineers on projects that include reprocessing N95 masks, decontaminating CT scanning suites, and more.

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