April 1, 2022

Looking for ways to get involved with medical research projects or ways to apply your ECE skills?

h2neo a project tackling the issue of addressing the lack of neonatal dehydration treatment in resource-limited clinical settings. The issue of high neonatal mortality rates is a preventable issue with the right equipment, and we want every baby to have an equal opportunity for surviving. This project started in Autumn 2019 from the Engineering Innovation in Health (EIH) capstone course and has made significant progress in the last years. We have multiple prototypes under development as well as a provisional patent for the product. We work closely with doctors from Seattle Children’s and UWMC every week. Students will get to be involved in the hands-on process of product R&D as well as earning research credits along the way!

Once joined, you will be working with an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate engineering students to help build a low-cost device that accurately monitors and regulates IV flow rates. Specifically, you will join the ECE subteam where we are focusing on the monitoring side and developing a device that will attach onto IV bags and accurately determine and display IV flow rates to the user.

If you are interested in applying your skills from embedded systems, digital signal processing, biomedical instrumentation, controls and/or devices OR just interested in learning more about product development, please reach out to Eric Jeong (ejeong5@uw.edu) and/or Jan Silva (jansilva@uw.edu) for more information!