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The VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine sponsors events, seminars and speaker programs throughout the year. These gatherings look at how the intersections between engineering, medicine, science and technology are shaping our world.

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Pediatric Health Care & Device Innovation Day and Seed Grant Opportunity Foster Better Care for the Youngest Patients

Innovations and new medical devices for the care of pediatric patients, who range in age from birth to 21 years, continue to lag behind health care developments for adults. This is due to the complexity of the pediatric population; newborns are different from toddlers, and young children are different from teenagers. As a result, the costs related to the development of devices focused on one or more of these sectors can be prohibitive for industry. A recent conference — and an upcoming seed grant opportunity — are helping to address this disparity.

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Events


HealthHacks


HealthHacks is VCU’s annual medical hackathon. The event brings interdisciplinary teams together for 24 hours of intense innovation through programming, rapid prototyping, developing flow processes and more. The result? Novel solutions to unmet medical needs in the areas of product design and improvements, hospital throughput and patient experience.

This is the second year of HealthHacks, VCU's annual medical hackathon, which will take place on November 3-4, 2018 at VCU’s Monroe Park Campus in the East Engineering Building.

To learn more about this year's HealthHacks, please visit healthhacks.vcu.edu

Congratulations to each of the 160 participants in VCU’s 2016 HealthHacks! Click here to see more information about last year's event.

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

1st Place

Solace: A Social Network for Teens with Chronic Illness
Project: A mobile app for teens diagnosed with chronic illnesses to connect with each other and promote emotional resilience.
Members: Sarah Poirier, Carolyn Zin, Faye Mendoza, Zachary Pottanat

2nd Place

AVM: Adjustable Vitals Monitor
Project: Our vital signs monitor senses and records SpO2, heart rate, blood pressure and temperature of an individual from their wrist or ankle (and can be moved to upper arm or leg).
Members: Panth Doshi, Brennan Chaloux, Ian Burns, Omar Karim

3rd Place

Grow with It PVChair
Project: A width-adjustable children’s wheelchair made from materials that can be accessed in developing countries including PVC, bicycle wheels and shopping cart wheels.
Members: Carissa Akyeampong, Konstantin Mitic, Sarah Sopher, Coleen Foley

4th Place

Myo Music Therapy
Project: Utilization of the Myo armbands to stimulate senses in children with hand amputations and congenital hand diseases through music
Members: Victoria Wagner, Eun Yi, Zachary Clement

Best Domain Name

FindMeImLost.net
Project: A Twitterbot using Natural Language Processing that assists with coordinated disaster relief and communication for civilians and relief agencies.
Members: Nirmala Shivakumar, Yaxiaer Atajiang, Kyle Hammerschmidt, Ravi Shankar

Best Use of Amazon Web Services

FindMeImLost.net
Project: A Twitterbot using Natural Language Processing that assists with coordinated disaster relief and communication for civilians and relief agencies.
Members: Nirmala Shivakumar, Yaxiaer Atajiang, Kyle Hammerschmidt, Ravi Shankar

Best IoT Hack with Qualcomm Dragonboard

Low Cost Electronic Medical Record
Project: A low-cost, centralized medical records server for implementation in developing countries. Uses Dragonboard.
Members: Tien Comlekoglu, Zuhayr Shaikh, Robert Burris

Quarterly Seminars


Seminars for 2018-2019 To Be Announced

 

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