As students at Johns Hopkins, Joshua Budman ’13, MSE ’14, and Kevin Keenahan ’13, MSE ’14, noticed medical personnel measuring wounds with rulers. They found the routine practice archaic. “That was our ‘aha!’ moment,” recalls Budman. “We saw a big need.”
The result: Tissue Analytics, a Baltimore-based startup founded by Budman, Keenahan, and Gabriel Brat, a former Johns Hopkins surgeon now at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The company has devised a mobile app to photograph wounds in high definition and help doctors and nurses track and treat patients remotely. It launched a pilot project at Johns Hopkins Home Care Group to monitor wounds in real time.