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2.75 (G-H) | 2.750 (UG CI-M) | HST.552

Each fall we bring together clinicians, industry partners and MIT engineers to develop new medical devices that solve real clinical challenges brought to us by clinicians and industry partners. This is a senior capstone and graduate-level course.

Projects are presented at the beginning of the term, teams are formed and for the next twelve weeks teams follow a structured design process that culminates in a proof-of-concept prototype. Projects identified to have a significant impact, a committed team and a viable market can be continued into the spring term for the next level implementation.

Since 2004, this class has become a highly effective mechanism for fostering new research ideas and collaborations, with papers published, IP created and some of the projects receiving subsequent funding and launching as startups.

COVID – 19 Update

Yes, we will be running 2.75 in the fall! We are selecting projects that allow us to accommodate both in person and online learning.

Students – please preregister! This will greatly help us with our planning.

2020 Project Solicitations

Due to the pandemic and the need to maximize flexibility, unfortunately we do not have an open call for proposals. We are selecting projects individually related to research and existing relationships. Please feel free to reach out.

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Media

MIT News
Just what the doctor ordered – February 2018
MIT students create new medical devices – January 2013

Smithsonian.com
When Doctors Need New Medical Tools, These Students Are Up To the Challenge – March 2018

IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
Seven Steps to Innovation – December 2013
Classroom to Clinic: Merging Education and Research to Efficiently Prototype Medical Devices – August 2013