Actually, we have Veenu Aulakh to thank for putting the DiabetesMine Design Challenge on the map. She heard me give a keynote speech at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Project HealthDesign event a few years ago, calling for more patient involved in medical device design, and it seems that a light bulb went on: the California HealthCare Foundation strives to foster better tools for patient self-management of chronic illnesses, so why not support a Crowdsourcing…Read more »
Peter Jones may have a common name, but he’s a rare animal. He’s one of the few academic design experts focusing specifically on the user experience in healthcare. And we are delighted to welcome him this year as one of our expert judges for the 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge!
FYI, Peter has a PhD in Design and Innovation Management, and publishes research in organizational behavior, strategic innovation, and human information interaction as a visiting scholar…
When the JDRF recently announced its newest artificial pancreas push — a partnership with Animas and Dexcom to actually develop a commercial product — head of the project Aaron Kowalski kindly agreed to answer reader questions here.
Today, I bring you those answers, direct “from the horses’ mouth,” as it were.
Q) How much more advanced will this be than the Medtronic Paradigm Veo system launched in Europe, which stops insulin delivery for…
Today, meet the Grand Prize winners of the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, two graduate students who came up with the $10,000 idea for improving life with this illness. CONGRATULATIONS!
Eric Schickli, a 23-year-old grad student in Northwestern University’s Engineering Design and Innovation masters program (essentially a combined design and engineering program), and an aspiring product design engineer.
Samanatha Katz, a 26-year-old grad student majoring in Healthcare Enterprise Management, Marketing, and Design through…Read more »
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with the legendary Dr. Denise Faustman for a latte and a long talk last week in Boston. While I expected her to be smart as a whip, what I didn’t expect was the bubbly personality. She has an infectious giggle and a glimmer in her eyes when she talks about her work (which she is excellent at promoting, btw — her PR manager sought me out).…Read more »