Engineering Innovation in Health Program

Aug 1, 2018

Interprofessional collaboration to create solutions to health challenges.

Engineering Innovation in Health (EIH) is a program that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between engineering and a wide range of clinicians in the health sciences with the goal of developing technical solutions to pressing challenges in health care. Undergraduate and graduate students can participate in EIH through the course sequence, while health care professionals can get involved by submitting unmet health challenges. Previous EIH projects have involved more than 100 clinicians, with diverse training and specialties, including medical doctors, surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, dentists, pharmacists, and pathologists. The EIH process starts with submitting an unmet health challenge and ultimately ends with a working prototype solution, which can take the form of a device, process, or application.

Health care professionals were invited to submit an unmet health challenge for students by August 1, 2018.

For more information about the EIH program, including how students can register to participate, visit https://eih.uw.edu/.