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MDI Instructor's Company Announces Market Launch of Wearable Prosthesis

Posted June 21, 2019

RxFunction, which was co-founded by M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson, has announced the market launch of its product Walkasins, a wearable lower limb prosthesis for patients with peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Oddsson's expertise lies in wearables, biomechanics, and the process of taking a product from idea to commercializing it for the consumer and patient market. Learn more about the MDI curriculum he teaches in.


Best 2019 MOT Capstone Awards

Posted June 17, 2019

We are pleased to announce the Finalists and Winner(s) of the 2019 Best Capstone Award for TLI’s M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) program.

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MOT Alumnus Lands Leadership Role, Credits Tech Foresight Skills to MOT

Posted May 23, 2019

Twin Cities native Bradley Rossiter was always drawn to computers and technology. Today, the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) class of 2011 alumnus is in a leadership role at a multinational IT corporation. Learn what made him pursue a graduate degree program and ultimately decide on MOT.


Study Finds MDI Instructor's Innovation Positively Impacts Patients

Posted May 10, 2019

One of our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) faculty members Dr. Lars Oddsson is widely considered a pioneer in orthopedic wearables. A new study has found that the prosthesis he helped design, Walkasins by RxFunction, improves balance and speed for patients with peripheral neuropathy. The condition, a common complication of diabetes, is the result of nerve damage and causes weakness, numbness and pain in the feet and/or hands.


TLI's Mike Johnson on Apps That Block Robocalls

Posted April 30, 2019

WCCO reporters investigate the frequency of robocall scams in Minnesota and dig into apps that claim to block these calls.

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Medtech Reliability Engineer Pursues MDI to Advance Career

Posted April 29, 2019

A couple of months ago, Director of Graduate Studies for the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) Dr. Daniel Mooradian wrote about the importance of diversity in our programs, stating how the diversity in MDI cohorts helped “provide a variety of perspectives and experiences for both the MDI program and the industries the students serve.”

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Driven to Become a Cybersecurity Expert, MOT Alumna Returns to TLI for Degree in MSST

Posted March 20, 2019

What kind of career development do our M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST) students get? Meredith Storrie (née Blank), a student in the 2019 cohort, shares what brought her to TLI — twice!

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Engineering Supervisor Seeks Competitive Advantage, Enhances Leadership Skills in MOT

Posted February 26, 2019

From a young age, Nick Heath has loved cars. He grew up watching his dad race, whizzing on track after track. He recalls most of his childhood vacations consisting of accompanying his dad to watch him race at the amateur sportsman level, often at the same national events as the pros. It turns out his dad was pretty good at it – and innovative to boot. He’d become the national record holder in his class within NHRA’s “Stock Eliminator” category after he bought a 1989 Mustang GT and transformed it into a race car in their South Minneapolis garage.


MDI Student Combines Passions to Custom Design a Career

Posted April 10, 2017

Sometimes the path you’re meant to travel is not always the most obvious or direct, but life has a way of guiding you to it. Just ask Shannon Smith, a successful fashion designer and current M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) student at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota.