NIH recognizes UMN senior design team for biomedical engineering solution

September 2, 2021 — The annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and VentureWell, recognized a team of University of Minnesota Biomedical Engineering seniors ('21) with an honorable mention for their innovation.

The DEBUT Challenge invited college teams from around the country to design innovative healthcare technologies to address significant clinical problems. 

A system for diagnosing postpartum hemorrhage

The UMN team designed DuoPouch, a calibrated, two-pouch system to diagnose postpartum hemorrhage. Project team members are:

  • Emily Chandler
  • Rachel Gasser
  • Lexi Kedzierski
  • Emma Sethi
  • Josh Stadler

As an honorable mention, the team will receive $1,000. The prize will be presented during the annual Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference held October 6-9, 2021.

Last spring, the team presented their prototype at the Department of Biomedical Engineering's Virtual Senior Design Showcase, which featured faculty and industry collaborators serving as mentors and judges. 

Read the NIH news release