As a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, Dr. Edward Damiano knows first hand the dangers of this disease. After nearly two decades of research, he has developed the bionic pancreas which promises to change the lives of patients forever.
Every parent has a dream for his or her child. Dr. Edward Damiano’s dream for his son David is that can live a life unhindered by his type 1 diabetes diagnosis. As a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, Dr. Damiano has worked toward this dream by developing a bionic pancreas – a technology he hopes is available for his son when he heads to college in the fall of 2017. Over the next few years, Dr. Damiano aims to conduct the final pivotal trial testing a fully integrated version of the device and to receive regulatory approval making this device broadly available.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Check out this amazing device that will hopefully be a reality for all of us very soon! Enjoy this fabulous video 😀