The way the novel coronavirus tore through the U.S. healthcare system and threatened to overwhelm it in places has brought into sharp relief the need to apply data-driven analytics and optimization in order to hone healthcare practices and service delivery for the next wave of challenges.
People recovered from the most severe cases may face new long-term health challenges. BME’s Hyowon (Hugh) Lee and other researchers are diligently working to reduce these cardiovascular and neurological aftereffects.
More than a dozen mid- and early career faculty members have been chosen to receive funding from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund. Two Engineering faculty are included: Xiaoping Bao, assistant professor, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering; and Maria Dadarlat Makin, assistant professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
Purdue BME’s Y.L. Kim is using pearls to provide potential new opportunities for spectral information processing that can be applied to spectroscopy in biomedical and military applications. His team demonstrated light transport-assisted information processing by creating a pearl spectrometer.
Up to 22% of soccer injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. To reduce risk of injury, a new study by Purdue ME/BME’s Eric Nauman recommends preventing how hard a ball hits the head by inflating balls to lower pressures and subbing them out when they get wet.
A Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering associate professor has won a $400,000 prize for his development of a new mobile health (mHealth) application that analyzes microvascular and blood hemoglobin information by using a smartphone photo of a patient’s inner eyelid.
Purdue engineers used some architectural features from spider webs to develop the technology. Spider webs typically provide excellent mechanical adaptability and damage-tolerance against various mechanical loads such as storms.