BME Design Day 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our fully immersive Hopkins BME 2.0 curriculum has been temporarily transformed into a virtual learning experience, with classes, labs, team meetings, and more taking place through online workspaces. Although we are physically separated, we strive to promote our collaborations and maintain our sense of community in new and innovative ways.

Our BME design programs are no exception. Our undergraduate and graduate design students have persevered despite the obstacles, developing solutions to healthcare challenges from their living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and garages. This year’s cohort of design teams are working to provide physical therapy alternatives to children with cerebral palsy, decrease the risk of a collapsed lung during surgery, improve early detection of concussions using virtual reality, assist mothers in rural Uganda in monitoring the health of their newborns, and more.

Although we are unable to host Design Day in-person, we felt it was important to celebrate our students and showcase their work through a series of virtual posters and video presentations. We hope that you enjoy learning about their innovative design solutions.

We are extremely proud of the work our students put into these projects, and we would like to thank all of the clinicians, faculty, mentors, and industry partners that have guided them throughout the year.

Keynote Address

Peter Valenti
Division President of Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions
Hologic, Inc.


Student Presentations

Hopkins BME undergraduate and master’s students showcase their innovative solutions to pressing healthcare challenges through posters and video presentations.


Tackling COVID-19

Since March, many of our students have been designing solutions to address healthcare challenges related to COVID-19. Here are just a few examples of their work.

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Design at Hopkins BME

From freshmen to graduate students, Hopkins BME offers all students the opportunity to apply design principles to important healthcare problems through team-based projects.

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About Hopkins BME

With our faculty experts, Hopkins BME students are advancing medical knowledge and improving patient care worldwide. Together, we are developing the technologies that diagnose and cure disease.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Abell Foundation
  • Aravind Eye Care System
  • Baxter
  • BD
  • Children’s National
  • Danaher Corporation (Leica Biosystems)
  • FDA
  • Global Institute for Vision Equity
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Medtronic
  • Mintz Levin
  • Nihon Kohden
  • Vasoptic Medical
  • VecTech