Biomedical engineering graduate student Harsh Modi was chosen to participate in the 2016 Florida Healthcare Innovation Pitch Competition. This statewide event brings together the best ideas in healthcare from students at 10 Florida universities. Students compete in head-to-head competition using short, professional presentations before a panel of healthcare professionals.
Modi’s entry was, as he described it, an “innovative, accurate, affordable, convenient and non-invasive prototype for measurement of hematocrit, oxygen saturation, hemoglobin and other vital parameters.” A patent is pending.
Among his product’s advantages: a reduction in the number of blood tests, and its potential use in the early prediction of diseases such as sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and septic shock in respiratory disease patients.