Fueled by a collaborative effort between the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, The David Eccles School of Business, The College of Engineering and The Technology Venture Development Program, the Center for Medical Innovation combines formal education programs, faculty and student project development, and support and facilitation of device development and commercialization. More...
The University of Utah already has strengths in health, video game development and entrepreneurship, and a new competition for students at the U brings them all together. The Games4Health Challenge encourages students to develop prototypes of health-related video games and smartphone applications for a chance to win part of an estimated $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.
The University of Utah's Bench-2-Bedside Mechanical Leech team recently earned a bronze medal at the Collegiate Inventors Competition in Washington D.C.
The student innovation community at the University of Utah is growing. Yes, students are innovators, and in a big way. Across campus, students from all majors are inventing new devices, launching companies, making impacts and changing perceptions. This publication is a celebration of these student innovators and the programs and people that make their success possible.
Before Stephen Jacobsen, a distinguished professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and president of the Sarcos team, there were no waving fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, no believable robot rides in Disneyland and Universal Studios, and no "Iron Man" movie.
A new device designed to more effectively produce DNA samples for genetic testing from slide-mounted tissue samples is better equipped than most models on the market to help in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The impact could be substantial since genetic testing is becoming more popular in the fight against cancer, and the demand for efficient dissection tools is growing.