The Magic of Medical Device Design
Hackathon Event

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Learning from the sequential, strategic designs of magic performance props to innovate safer, less wasteful medical devices. Join us as part of Design Research Week and NU Entrepreneurship week!

Design ideas can come from the most unlikely of sources… MAGIC! This day-long hackathon seeks to find design solutions to create safer, less wasteful medical devices including central line kits (used to insert venous catheters to administer medications, measure pressures within the body and to draw blood and labs) by drawing inspiration from the design of props used in magic performances.  While at first blush it seems an unusual combination, those in attendance will start to instantly see the correlations between the object design strategies used in magic to design the seemingly impossible and how those can be utilized in design exercises to inspire safer, more patient-centered medical devices.

Northeastern University Center for Design
180 Ryder Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

March 21, 2023
9:00 AM -9:00 PM EST

330 Behrakis Health Sciences Center
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115