The Frontier of Medicine.
Purdue MIND’s purpose is to promote and grow the biomedical engineering community at Purdue by providing undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, discuss current research, and network with a wide range of faculty both within and outside of Purdue including professors, physicians, and engineers. We are a unique, multidisiplinary student organization that seeks to innovate and develop medical technology. Our overall goals are listed below:
President, BME '22
Vice President, BME ‘21
Secretary, Pre Med ‘22
Treasurer, BME ’21
Director of Research & Development, EE ‘22
Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, BME ‘21
Director of Networking & Events, ME ‘22
Purdue Faculty Advisor
The teams are in full swing! Each project is divided into a few teams. Please contact your team leader with any questions.
The teams are in the beginning stages of design for both ideas, and we also have a team dedicated to further improving our Verti-Fix project from last year.
We are moving forward with our top two most popular ideas, the smart sleeve and trans-metatarsal foot prosthetic.
We have begun ideation for our project of the year.
Purdue MIND was started in the Fall of 2015 and since then has worked on a variety of different medical device designs.
The ExoMIND Glove is a stroke rehabilitation device used to generate biofeedback for physical therapists and patients. It is a is a wearable device equipped with 7 accelerometers that are used to quantify forearm, wrist, and finger angles and prompts the user through motions in order to gauge range of motion and detect muscle activity which can be used by the physical therapist.
The ambient sound bracelet is usable by the hard-of-hearing population. The device may be used to obtain a visual and/or vibratory representation of the local sound environment on the user’s wrist. The device will notify the wearer to significant changes in the local auditory environment.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is a common disease, affecting an estimated 107 people out of every 100,000. Only vestibular specialists can perform the Dix-Hallpike Maneuver on the patient to diagnose and the Epley Maneuver to correct it. Verti-Fix aims to guide an ER doctor or a patient with chronic BPPV through the steps of both these maneuvers to make sure patients get the care they need.
Check out our weekly updates to see our progress!