Design by Biomedical Undergraduate (DEBUT) Challenge
NIMHD funds the DEBUT Healthcare Technologies for Low-Resource Settings prize, which challenges the next generation of biomedical engineers develop technology solutions to meet the health care needs of underrepresented populations in low-resource settings. Learn more about DEBUT.
2023 NIMHD Prize for Healthcare Technologies for Low-Resource Settings
Winner: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Project Title: DioTeX
Team Members: Cassandra Parent (CEO), Amanda Ruci, Feiyang Huang, Eric Simon, Ellie Zhang
DioTeX is an accessible and accurate point-of-care internal hemorrhage diagnostic tool with the potential to improve assessment and treatment of internal trauma while saving lives. This testing device is easy to use and requires minimal training, making it an important tool for low resource and rural settings.
Press release, Aug. 25, 2023: NIH Selects Undergraduate Winners of 2023 DEBUT Challenge for Impressive Medical Device Designs
The Design by Biomedical Undergraduate (DEBUT) Challenge is an annual contest that recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical design and innovation. The challenge is open to teams of undergraduate students developing technology to address unmet health and clinical problems.
DEBUT is supported by NIH and VentureWell and is led by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). NIMHD partners with NIBIB to support the DEBUT Healthcare Technologies for Low-Resource Settings prize, which is focused on advancing health care for underrepresented populations in low resource settings in the U.S.
Page updated August 29, 2023