GOSH Community Call: Open Source Medical Devices (July 5th at 1pm UTC)

Hello GOSH Community!

I am excited to share that the next GOSH Community Call is happening on July 5th at 1 pm UTC. Each call features a series of presentations and discussions on a particular topic, and this upcoming meeting will focus on open-source medical devices!

I’ll be announcing the presenters soon, in the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars and register for the call here.

Find out more about the GOSH Community Calls here.



I know you have likely found all of the presenters already, but it would be great to bring Glia staff into the conversation as their work in Gaza is especially immediate.

Adding a note about the EU TEF-health project which works on medical hardware (and software) accreditation/certification. (open or closed source, with a focus on AI).

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Hi, @todrobbins and @Juliencolomb; thank you so much for these recommendations! Unfortunately, our presenters are booked and scheduled for this call, but please do feel free to invite them to join. We should definitely keep these two groups in mind for future calls!

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Dear GOSH Community,

I am excited to announce the speakers for our upcoming GOSH Community Call on Open Source Medical Devices, happening on July 5th at 1 pm UTC. The call will feature presentations from COSMIIC, the CARSS Center, and the OSII (Open Source MRI) project - find out more below!

Register for the call here!

Names of the presenter(s): Chris Rexroth

Title of presentation & description: COSMIIC Open Source Commitment

Implantable devices have the potential to treat a wide range of disease and disability by using electrical stimulation. However, creating such a human-grade device from scratch requires decades of experience and funding, adopting a marketed device presents limitations, and receiving regulatory approval feels like a toss-up. COSMIIC aims to reduce these barriers to translational neuromodulation studies by establishing an open source implantable device platform. The COSMIIC Platform will provide educational and regulatory resources with the goal of assisting researchers, startups, and clinicians in the transition from benchtop to animal to human study. Should be simple, right? Come learn about the COSMIIC Platform and Community!

Main Site: cosmiic.org
Documentation: docs.cosmiic.org
Forum: community.cosmiic.org (forum will be live in August 2024)

Names of the presenter(s): Alex Baldwin, PhD

Title of presentation & description: Challenges applying open source development to implantable medical devices

I will talk about the challenges that exist when applying open source methodologies to a highly regulated field such as implantable medical devices, and my experience thus far in developing open-source neuromodulation devices as part of the CARSS Center.

CARRS Website: OpenNerve.org
GitHub: https://github.com/CARSSCenter/

Names of the presenter(s): Tapas Kumar Mohanty, Ms. Uddhavi Kand, Mr. Ratiranjan Senapati, Dr. Bandan Kumar Bhoi, and Dr. Rejoy Joseph

Title of presentation & description:

An overview of replicating the OSII (Open Source MRI) project in India; the problem statement and how it will help in addressing the major public health challenges in the community. A brief about the required items and assembly procedures. Plans for collaborations and setting up of labs and the milestones thereto.


Thank you to everyone who joined last week’s community call on open source medical devices, and a huge thank you to our fantastic presenters!

I am excited to share that the recorded presentations are now available, and you can access them on this playlist. You can also see the notes from the event here.

You can also access the slides from the OSII (Open Source MRI) project in India and challenges applying open source development to implantable medical devices presentations.