The Pediatric Technology Center (PTC) brings clinical experts together with Georgia Tech scientists and engineers to develop technological solutions to problems in the health and care of children. The PTC provides extraordinary opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in pediatrics, creating breakthrough discoveries that often can only be found at the intersection of multiple disciplines. These collaborations also allow us to bring discoveries to the clinic and the bedside, thereby enhancing the lives of children and young adults.
From the clinical bedside to the home environment, implantable device to surgical robot, the way we practice and provide healthcare is changing. In general, the medicines or medical devices invented for adults cannot be effectively applied to children – kids have different bodies, biochemistries, and medical needs. Doctors are forced to adapt many devices, tools, and medicines originally created for the adult population to work, sometimes imperfectly, for kids. The PTC is changing that – putting the pediatric patient first.
Below is more information about our areas of expertise, our leadership team, and an upcoming events calendar. To learn more about some of the previously- or currently-funded research, click on your area of interest. If you would like to learn more about ways to engage Georgia Tech in one of these or other research categories, click here.