IDSA STL is proud to bring the 2013 3RD Annual Student Bragging Rights Design Competition. The Challenge: Deliver an innovative product to improve accessibility in the workplace. Open to all schools in the Midwest district. Designs will be presented at the 6th annual FUSION Design gallery exhibition as part of the 2013 St. Louis Design Week held this September. Specific dates and location to be announced. Details to be distributed to participating schools.
Every year we see some of the most innovative and thought-provoking products and concepts come out of the IDEA competition crowned as gold winners. These projects always leave us craving more information about the approach, their inspiration and what made them stand out from the other entries each category.
At the May board meeting, the board voted to change the name Mideast District to the Central District. Years ago, IDSA formed the Mideast District when it was clear that another district was needed in the middle of the United States. "We feel that Central District is more understandable and it brings geographical clarity to our district names," said Chairman George McCain, FIDSA.
IDSA has appointed Brian Vogel, FIDSA as the society's interim executive director. He will serve in this position until a permanent executive director is recruited. Clive Roux left his position as president and CEO of the society after serving three years. Having navigated IDSA through some difficult economic times and helping restore its financial stability, Roux decided to move on to other challenges.
This product line is a suite of five specialized ultrasound tools customized to meet the specific needs of physicians at the point of care. With its highly simplified user interface, clinicians need only manipulate two knobs to get the image they need. Transducers, exam settings, software and algorithms are all customized to the specific clinical application.
Color Guard Mosquito Net is one component of a malaria healthcare system for the Congo River Basin, which consists of a mobile clinic, diagnostic device and mosquito net station, helping healthcare providers fight malaria with early treatment and disease prevention. One of the goals of this design was to empower people to take an active role in their healthcare by creating their own mosquito netting. The Color Guard nets last much longer than standard mosquito nets since the people-safe dye/insecticide used to kill mosquitoes and their eggs can be reapplied every few months.