Earlier this month LabLog posted a story about two Michigan Biomedical Engineering students as they worked to create a more simple, inexpensive, and easy to fabricate child restraint system. Details here…
Rachel Strauss (left) and Megan Bland (right) have been busy fabricating a second-generation prototype that the women hope will pass NHTSA’s safety test.
On March 4th, the prototype will be put through the paces at the UMTRI to see if it meets or exceeds the established NHTSA standards. Follow us on Facebook and twitter for updates. Good luck, Megan and Rachel!
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Less than four months ago, eight students and graduate students from Biomedical, Mechanical, and Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan committed to spending their spring break on a mission to address a big global challenge.
They are heading to Guatemala…not in search a good time for themselves but to do some good for others.
Each year approximately 1,600 infants born in Guatemala are afflicted with a malformed heart, which can cause permanent brain, lung, and heart damage or death if not treated surgically within weeks of birth. Proper diagnosis in remote areas is a serious problem. And this team intends to do something about that.