The John Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition is open to all teams led by students from around the world who have designed health-related solutions.
Applicants have to choose between 3 tracks:
Solution Designs for Advanced Health Systems.
Global Health / Humanitarian Design
Sanitary applications / Information technology design
Simplified heading for brief design:
The design summary is an executive summary of two pages of your design project. The report should be written for an audience of MedTech engineers and designers who are probably not familiar with their clinical and solutions space.
Design summaries will be evaluated according to the following four criteria. They recommend that the design summary is presented in sections dedicated to each criterion.
Description of the problem (25%)
Define the problem you are addressing, the medical / health care background and why a better solution is needed.
Concept (s) of solution (25%)
Present the proposed solution with your design justification and explain how it meets the needs of the stakeholders involved in your clinical / health problem.
Reduction to practice (25%).
Describe the experimental proof of concept results you have completed and representations and photos of your prototype (s).
Path of implementation (25%)
Describe the path that awaits your project to create a striking solution.
The Design Summary must be two pages in length, including the figures and must follow the NIH format guidelines:
Use an Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia font, a black font color, and a font size of 11 or more. (A Symbol font can be used to insert Greek letters or special characters, the font size requirement still applies).
The density of type, including characters and spaces, should not be more than 15 characters per inch. The type cannot be more than six lines per inch. Use a standard paper size (8 ½ “x 11) Use at least half-inch margins (up, down, left and right) for all pages No information should appear in the margins.
The figures, the diagrams, the reference, and the photos are highly recommended, but they are counted for the limit of the page.
Any design abstract of more than two pages will be disqualified from the competition.
Deadline is February 18, 2019