Students Turn Smartphone Cases Into Lifesaving Medical Devices

Have an allergy that requires you to carry epinephrine? Maybe you have asthma and need to tote around an inhaler? What about that birth control pill you were supposed to take before you left the house, but forgot?  

No need to worry - three Kent State University students have you covered, along with your smartphone. Together, with the help of LaunchNET Kent State, the three created Case MD. Ariella Yager, entrepreneur major in Kent State’s College of Business Administration; Samuel Graska, cell and molecular biology major in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences; and Justin Gleason, graduate student in Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design spent more than a year planning, inventing, designing and 3-D printing smartphone cases that contain vital medication. Wherever your smartphone goes, so does the medication.

The students showed Monica Robins from WKYC-TV how the cases work to save lives and make taking medication more convenient.

Watch the story on WKYC-TV 

POSTED: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:22pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 1:27pm
Kristin Anderson