Student-designed medical device wins Fast Company award

Date: 
September 11, 2017

Tabla, a medical device used to diagnose pneumonia, was awarded top honors in the student category of Fast Company's 2017 Innovation by Design Awards. The low-cost device detects changes in sound waves during percussive physical examinations, providing a more accessible and affordable alternative to chest X-rays. The team includes Adam Rao, a medical student at UCSF and Bioengineering Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley/UCSF, and UC Berkeley graduates Chen Bao and Jorge Ruiz. The team also won the Rudd Family Foundation Big Ideas at Berkeley Competition in April.