UCSF Program Pushes Innovation in Medical Devices
from San Francisco Chronicle
At UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, as in all hospitals, patients who lie in bed for hours sometimes develop painful skin sores. To prevent these wounds, nurses must check and move patients every few hours. But Dr. Hanmin Lee wonders if a device would do a better job of predicting and alerting staff to nascent bedsores. UCSF is opening the Rosenman Institute, a program intended to give Lee and other faculty members the resources to turn their ideas for medical devices into real products.
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