Bio-architectural Design E-Teams for Biomedical Challenges

New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2009 - $30,000

This grant funds the redesign of the Biomedical Engineering year-long capstone course to include students from the Industrial Design program in the College of Architecture, which specializes in usability design.

Success in biomedical design solutions requires attention to both technical and usability design, which can be achieved through the integration of design and engineering. From a marketing perspective, a product must be both professional and aesthetically pleasing in addition to its quality and functionality. Merging engineering and design can bring about new perspectives on important biomedical problems and foster creative synergy from design efforts that are conducted jointly.