Service Learning

Design of a Home-Based Surgical Pre-habilitation Product 

My BME Design Fellows team is creating a device and program that will increase the fitness of chronically-unhealthy patients who need major abdominal surgery. In-hospital pre-habilitation programs in the UK have been shown to decrease the rate of post-operative complications and the number of days patients need to spend in recovery.

This design problem is particularly interesting because it requires a deep understanding of motivational psychology on top of mechanical and software engineering.