October 3, 2014

AccuSpine probe design team chosen as finalists in 2014 Collegiate Inventors Competition

Johns Hopkins BME undergraduates, Anvesh Annadanam, Ravi Gaddipati, Luis Herrera and Eric Xie have been selected as finalists in the 2014 Collegiate Inventors Competition for their AccuSpine invention. The AccuSpine device was one of 99 concepts submitted in the competition. Finalists are chosen based on originality of the idea, the level of development technology and student initiative, as well as the potential value to society. The team will compete against six other undergraduate-developed prototypes at an Expo (open to the public) for the winning honor on November 17, 2014. The Expo will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Madison Building Auditorium in Alexandria, VA. The AccuSpine probe is designed to improve spinal fusion surgery by providing real-time feedback for accurate surgical screw placement.

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering applauds the accomplishments of BME undergraduate students.