Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1861 as a “teaching laboratory,” to couple teaching and research and focus on real-world problems. This mission has provided a setting for one of the most respected technology transfer programs in the country, as well as many research units that focus on interdisciplinary research.
MIT is one of the four institutions that came together in 1998 to found CIMIT. In addition to the CIMIT-funded projects MIT researchers have pursued, CIMIT and MIT have been working together to provide meaningful training in medical device development for graduate students in the MIT 2.75 class.
In addition to general CIMIT grants, MIT graduate students in engineering are eligible for the CIMIT/MIT Fellowship.
Recent CIMIT-Funded Projects Awarded
to MIT Investigators
|YEAR||PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR||PROJECT TITLE||PROGRAM AREA|
|2012||Herr, Hugh||Neural Interface Technology for Control of Advanced Lower Extremity Prostheses||Neurotechnology|
|2011||Bizzi, Emilio||A Fully Autonomous Brain-Body Interface for Patients with Neuromuscular Injury or Disease||NeuroHealth|
|2011||Edelman, Elazer R.||Multi-Parameter Assay For Modulating Thrombotic Therapy||New Initiatives|
|2011||Guttag, John, PhD||A Novel Algorithm to Detect the End of a Seizure and the Post-Seizure Period||Neurotechnology|
|2010||Edelman, Elazer, MD, PhD||Tissue engineering therapies for inhalation injury||Inhalation Technology|
|2011||Moss, Frank||Collaborative Virtual Rehabilitation Interface with Home Treatment Integration||Clinical Systems Innovation / Integrated Clinical Environment|
|2008||Demirci, Utkan, PhD||Interdigitated Electrodes for Disposable HIV Diagnostics||New Initiatives|
|2008||Pang, Trudy, MD||Initial Clinical Implementation of a Novel, Non-Invasive, Patient-Specific Electrographic Seizure Detection System with Two Outputs: An Audible Alarm and Energized Electromagnets for Activation of Vagus Nerve Stimulation||Neurotechnology|
$150,000 Engineering Prize awarded to CollaboRhythm Team.
CIMIT Prize competition recognizes student research using novel technologies to address major diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in primary healthcare.
The 2009 CIMIT Prizes have been awarded to student teams at four universities: University of California, Berkeley; Columbia University; MIT and Princeton. The four winning projects were selected from the ten finalists chosen last February from a field of 78 proposals.