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    Study Finds MDI Instructor's Innovation Positively Impacts Patients

    One of our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) faculty members Dr. Lars Oddsson is widely considered a pioneer in orthopedic wearables. A new study has found that the prosthesis he helped design, Walkasins by RxFunction, improves balance and speed for patients with peripheral neuropathy. The condition, a common complication of diabetes, is the result of nerve damage and causes weakness, numbness and pain in the feet and/or hands.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson on Apps That Block Robocalls

    WCCO reporters investigate the frequency of robocall scams in Minnesota and dig into apps that claim to block these calls. TLI's Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies, shares his views on where the technology is and what people can do to protect themselves.

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    TLI Instructor, Counterterrorism Expert Responds to California Synagogue Shooting

    Threat intelligence expert Michael Rozin, who teaches in our M.S. in Security Technologies, responds to the recent attack by a gunman at a synagogue near San Diego.

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    Medtech Reliability Engineer Pursues MDI to Advance Career

    A couple of months ago, Dr. Dan Mooradian wrote about the importance of diversity in our programs, stating how the diversity in MDI cohorts helped “provide a variety of perspectives and experiences for both the MDI program and the industries the students serve.” In MDI in particular, as in the industry, we see people from a variety of countries, such as Meera Bavishi, who left her native India to pursue a career in a state with a rich landscape of global medtech leaders in order to make a positive impact on quality of life.
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    Diversity by Design: Enriching Curriculums and Industries Alike

    Dr. Daniel Mooradian, Honeywell/James J. Renier Chair in Technology Management and Director of Graduate Studies for the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI)program at the Technological Leadership Institute, writes about the importance of "diversity by design" for the creativity and success of curriculums, teams and organizations -- and how he has seen this benefit MDI students and alumni.
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    MDI Instructor's Company Wins 2018 Tekne Award for Innovation in Medical Devices

    RxFunction, of which TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson is CTO and co-founder/co-inventor, has been awarded the 2018 Tekne Award in the Medical Device category by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA). The annual award honors Minnesota-based organizations and people who have positively impacted people through the development of new technologies. RxFunction was recognized for its sensory neuroprosthesis technology known as Walkasins®, which improve balance and gait in patients with peripheral neuropathy, a condition that affects nerve sensation in the feet. Dr. Oddsson teaches in our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program.

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    "Why Won't My Team Act Like a Team?"

    Steve Webster, TLI senior fellow and Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management, reflects on what actually makes a team (versus a workgroup) and what it takes to be a successful one. The blog is part of his Technological Business Fundamental Series.
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    Even Scarier Than Halloween: Basics of Accounting and Finance

    As part of the Technological Business Fundamental Series, Steve Webster, TLI senior fellow and Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management writes: "I continue to be shocked when engineers who have mastered mass balance become mystified when the subject turns to a balance sheet. The rules of accounting may seem counterintuitive at times, but they are clearly written down, and the resulting math can usually be done on a four-function calculator."

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