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  • Location: Ypsilanti | Pinckney | Hamtramck, Michigan, United States
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Project 1: Wave Patient Scheduling System After conducting an initial needs assessment last September, we saw that patient waiting times were incredibly long (2-4 hours), and that patients would show up sporadically throughout the open hours of the clinic. In order to decrease this waiting time while minimalizing downtime experienced by the volunteer physicians working […]

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ADAPT ADAPT

ADAPT is an interdisciplinary team of UM students working at the intersection of art, design, and engineering to create beautiful and productive designs for people with health challenges. Currently our focus is on designing for wheelchair users while preparing to explore a variety of other problem spaces. We are creating a unique empathetic design process […]

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M-HEAL | Project MESA M-HEAL | Project MESA

The M-HEAL Project MESA: Making Exams Safe and Accessible (formerly Maternal Health Team) began after a needs assessment trip to Nicaragua in 2010. The team visited several clinics (mostly private and non-profit), and discovered that many women in rural communities have limited access to gynecological examinations, which likely contributes to Nicaragua having the highest mortality […]

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Hemafuse | Sisu Global Hemafuse | Sisu Global

Hemafuse is a handheld, mechanical device for intraoperative autotransfusion of blood collected from an internal hemorrhage, meant to replace or augment donor blood in emergency situations. The design process for Hemafuse began in 2010 with a needs assessment conducted by a University of Michigan team in Ghana. Student engineers collaborated with Ghanaian clinicians, midwives, and […]

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Breast Pump for Low-Resource Settings Breast Pump for Low-Resource Settings

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is highly recommended by UNICEF and WHO. However, only 15% of infants aged 0 to 6 months in some of the least developed countries such as Nigeria are exclusively breastfed. The low rates are due to a mother’s need to return to work, where mothers have […]

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Visualize | A Cervical Cancer Screening Trainer Visualize | A Cervical Cancer Screening Trainer

Visualize is a low-fidelity cervical cancer screening trainer that allows a midwife or other healthcare practitioner to learn how to screen for cervical cancer using visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), a screening method that eliminates the need for cytology, which is necessary for a Pap smear. The device itself is a simulated vaginal cavity […]

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Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage

At the start of the 21st century, the United Nations released the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) – eight benchmarks the world was to meet by 2015. MDG 5 addressed improving maternal health by reducing the worldwide maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015, as well as achieving universal access to reproductive health […]

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Solar Fridge | M-HEAL Solar Fridge | M-HEAL

Solar Fridge began as a senior design project and was later transferred to become a project team in M-Heal (Michigan Health Engineered for All Lives). The problem we are focusing on solving to help safely distribute vaccines in low-resource countries. Vaccines are important to protect a population of a preventable disease. The difficulties with vaccines […]

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