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Innovation District | Five Winners Selected in Prestigious Pediatric Device Competition

By Staff / October 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Innovation District | Five Winners Selected in Prestigious Pediatric Device Competition

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announced five awardees chosen in its prestigious “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition. Each received a share of $150,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with awards ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 to support the advancement of pediatric medical devices.…

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Innovation Lab’s Best Advice for Healthcare Innovators

By Lab Staff / May 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Innovation Lab’s Best Advice for Healthcare Innovators

“There’s got to be a better way.”    This common phrase “is like a homing beacon,” says Innovation Lab General Manager Ryan Kelly, that indicates a pressing, unmet need and a new product opportunity. Healthcare professionals find themselves thinking it all the time, so they become experts in developing creative workarounds.   Here’s one example. The standard…

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From Vision to Life-Changing Device: The Development of the Gait MyoElectric Stimulator

By Lab Staff / April 26, 2022 / Comments Off on From Vision to Life-Changing Device: The Development of the Gait MyoElectric Stimulator

In late August 2004, physical therapist and researcher David Embrey, PhD, was analyzing electromyography of the gait cycle in children with and without cerebral palsy. As he stared at his screen, Embrey’s mind wandered to a conversation he’d had with a colleague about the need for innovative ways to improve gait in people with neuromuscular…

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Four Best Practices for Leading for Innovation

By Lab Staff / December 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Four Best Practices for Leading for Innovation

During this past year, which has been dramatically shaped by our response to the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers demonstrated they could push through stress, pain and untold human suffering to find better ways to care for others. Their collective creativity and innovation has been phenomenal, leading to: faster, more efficient supply chains for critical equipment and…

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Pandemic Generates Best Practices for Pediatric Telehealth

By Lab Staff / December 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Pandemic Generates Best Practices for Pediatric Telehealth

By their very nature, pandemics stress healthcare networks, as providers are constantly adapting to new best practices that drive quality patient care. In the case of COVID-19, the challenge of providing preventative, acute and chronic treatment has been complicated by the risk of respiratory spread. The obvious solution? Telehealth, where secure video capabilities allow for…

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