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The CovIdentify team uses biometric data from smartwatches and smartphones to identify early signs of COVID-19 infection.

June 12, 2020

'Covidentify' Adapts to Address a Changing Pandemic

Researchers at Duke University are expanding a recent study intended to help identify the symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This expanded effort will help the team establish a more comprehensive method of early-symptom detection and provide more information about how the virus can spread through a community. Originally launched on April 2, 2020, CovIdentify was designed to explore how data collected by smartphones, Apple Watches and other smartwatches could help [...]

A man in a mask and gloves works at a bench with a lot of electrical and optical equipment

June 12, 2020

Duke's Labs Are Back in Business, but in a New Way

The herculean efforts to re-start Duke’s campus and medical school research laboratories are nearly complete

Ravi V. Bellamkonda, Vinik Dean of Engineering at Duke University

June 09, 2020

A Message from Dean Bellamkonda on #ShutDownSTEM

A call for reflection on structural racism in academia and society

Man smiling with a microscope in the foreground

June 08, 2020

Grill Shortlisted for IET A F Harvey Engineering Award

The £350,000 prize would help advance research on using electrical stimulation to relieve chronic pain

Students in the spring semester of Design 101 move shelves into a storage container, which will become a functioning design space. The team was recognized at the Global Innovation Challenge for their project.

June 05, 2020

Duke BME Teams Triumph in Design Competitions

Student design teams earn awards and recognition in three design competitions

The COVIAGE tent is a portable isolation chamber that protects medical workers treating patients with COVID-19.

June 01, 2020

Engineering Student Works with Team Designing Isolation Chamber for COVID-19 Patients

This article originally appearing on the website of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative: Max Sondland E’20 was on spring break when he learned of the changes Duke was implementing for the remainder of his final semester at Duke in response to the COVID-19 pandemic—changes that [...]

Illustration of a brain and binary code

May 29, 2020

Duke Launches Graduate Certificate in AI for Product Innovation

Designed for working professionals, the new program's online classes start in August 2020

Daniel Reker

May 29, 2020

Daniel Reker: Using Machine Learning to Explore New and Existing Therapies

New faculty member Daniel Reker uses active machine learning to analyze and design new drug therapies for use against cancer and infectious diseases

Ashutosh Chilkoti

May 26, 2020

Chilkoti Elected to IAMBE College of Fellows

Distinction recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering

Design Health Fellows Alejandro Pino (left) and Konstantinos Economopoulos (right) collaborating on a presentation for the PAPR Bridge Project. Picture taken by Theresa Thompson

May 18, 2020

Redesigning Healthcare: A Q&A About Duke Design Health

The Design Health program bridges the expertise in disciplines across Duke to create real-world solutions to pressing needs in health care

Jessilyn Dunn with PhD student Brinnae Bent, who is preparing to download information from a wearable health monitoring device

May 15, 2020

Verifying and Validating the Clinical Usefulness of Wearable Technology

A three-step process helps standardize smartwatches and other devices that collect biometric data

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