The winning UCLA Biodesign team.
The Easton Technology Management Center and the Healthcare Business Association (HBA) at the UCLA Anderson School of Management hosted a Health Care Business Case Competition as part of the Think in the Next Innovation Challenge. Eleven teams participated in this inaugural event, and UCLA Biodesign teams came in first and third.
The winning team presented a product called Cranioview, a non-invasive solution for measuring intracranial pressure in patients who suffer from traumatic brain injury, aneurysms, brain tumors, or a stroke. Cranioview went on to win the final round of the Think in the Next Innovation Challenge and was awarded $3,000. Team members included Iheanacho Emeruwa, Wesley Jones, Sahara Chhabra (Augustine), Neil Parikh and Gabe Oland.
In third place was team SigmaSense, which proposed wearable sensors combined with machine learning to identify potential patterns that can identify the onset of a potential stroke. Team members included Luke Allera, Peter Hsiue, Cory Hoeferlin, Renea Sturm and Marcus Goudie.
The UCLA Biodesign Fellowship Program is supported in part by the UCLA CTSI.