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HST 552
Medical Device Design

Term: Fall

Course Director(s): Alexander H. Slocum, Ellen Roche
Time:
M/W 1-2:30pm
Location:
1-190
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
Prereq: 2.008, 6.101, 6.111, 6.115, 22.071, or permission of instructor
Restrictions:
Enrollment Limited
MIT Units:
3-0-9 (G-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
Unknown
Application of mechanical and electrical engineering fundamentals to the design of medical devices that address clinical needs. Students work in small teams on a major project to translate a clinical challenge into a proof-of-concept prototype device. Students conduct user analysis, develop design specifications, and follow a structured process to cultivate creative designs and apply analytical techniques to optimize them. They deepen their understanding of art and intellectual property by researching prior representations. Develops practical skills in prototyping and testing as well as project management. Includes lectures, problem sets and exams that focus on design fundamentals. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication provided. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.