The following technical briefs were submitted, peer reviewed, and accepted for presentation at the 2014 University of Minnesota's Design of Medical Devices (DMD) Conference ( held April 7–10, 2014 at The Commons Hotel & McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Each year, this leading international forum invites high quality technical submissions from the academic, clinical, and/or industry medical device community. This June issue consists of accepted papers in the following technical scientific poster session tracks: Cardiovascular, Neuroengineering, Urologic, Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Computer Modeling and Simulation, Informatics, and Design and Human Factors.

Several of the papers in this issue were among the top ten contributed papers that described medical devices with commercial potential. Authors of these papers were given the opportunity through the DMD conference's 3-in-5 Competition to pitch their projects to leading medical technology innovators. These devices included:

One of the primary goals of...

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