5 Important Female Inventors in HealthCare
International Women's Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is a day to recognize the contributions of women to society and to raise awareness about gender equality. In the field of medicine, women have made significant contributions through their innovative inventions that have revolutionized healthcare. To honor these women, here are five important female medical inventors who have made a lasting impact on the world.
Maria Artunduaga is a Colombian-American biomedical engineer and entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Respira Labs, a medical technology company that has developed a wearable device to monitor lung function in patients with chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The device is non-invasive, affordable, and can be worn continuously, allowing patients to monitor their lung function at home and receive timely interventions when necessary.
Dr. Artunduaga holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Georgia Tech and Emory University. Prior to founding Respira Labs, she worked as a data scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as a researcher at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work, including being named a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree in healthcare in 2019.
“With a device that is affordable, we definitely envision going anywhere, literally, throughout the world.” - Maria Artunduaga