Part of a continuing series of videotaped sessions at Boston Children’s Hospital’s recent Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014.
It was an ABC “Shark Tank” lover’s dream: At this pediatric Innovation Tank moderated by Daymond John, venture capitalists and clinicians fielded pitches from innovators looking to advance their care solution before a packed audience. The contenders:
- A soft sleeve and wrap to keep catheter central lines in place, created by a parent
- A handheld device that cleanses central line hubs, freeing up clinicians’ time
- A mobile weight-loss program for kids and teenagers, designed to teach healthy habits
We won’t disclose the results–you’ll just have to watch the proceedings–but as emcee Bruce Zetter, PhD, of Boston Children’s put it, “The children win.”