Researchers at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are touting a design for turning inexpensive bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitators into automated ventilators to aid the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. The WPI team is designing the ventilators from readily available, manual BVM resuscitators so that they can fill the gap between the number of ventilators […]
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) has joined PracticePoint, a membership-based, cyber-physical medtech R&D and commercialization alliance founded by Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute (WPI). PracticePoint is an agile, scalable collaborative research facility featuring point-of-practice clinical suites — including a residential suite, rehabilitative care suite, controlled care suite, and surgical imaging suite — co-located with engineering and manufacturing capabilities and […]
A research team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute won a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a smart phone app for people with advanced diabetes.
The proposed application, currently named "sugar," will link a patient’s smart phone, glucose meter and scale to track and archive blood sugar levels and weight. Patients with foot ulcers will be able to use the phone’s camera to capture and analyze images of the lesions.