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Lightning Workshop: Cracking Interdisciplinary Challenges with MIT Hacking Medicine Design Thinking Methodology

Shriya Srinivasan  (Former Co-Director , MIT Hacking Medicine)

Location: 210A

Date: Thursday, February 13

Time: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Vault Recording: TBD

Despite the wealth of avenues facilitating interdisciplinary work, there exists a great separation between engineering and medicine. This hinders the development of clinically informed medical devices and solutions that can address pressing healthcare challenges. At MIT, we've developed a robust design thinking methodology to help local communities, small startups, large companies, and even governments overcome traditional silos between professions with a systematic thought process to conceptualize and implement biomedical innovations to solve healthcare problems. Through MIT Hacking Medicine, over the past 8 years, we have conducted large workshops and hackathons across the globe, resulting in over 50 companies, including PillPack! Topics covered include:

  • How to use the hacking methodology to accelerate development of research from an academic lab into the clinic
  • Engage with other participants in a mini-workshop to identify a root-problem, perform a stakeholder analyses and brainstorm medical devices/products that could address the problem
  • Hear case studies that demonstrate the potential of a hackathon to break barriers between medicine and engineering