PhilaU ID students from all levels of the program recently collaborated with a wide range of professionals and students from schools throughout the eastern US as part of the second annual Independence/Jefferson Health Hack. Attendees formed interdisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals, engineers, developers, designers, entrepreneurs and students, collaborating together on the creation of new ways to promote access and delivery to healthcare.
Two Philadelphia University Industrial Design students made the finals of the three-day event:
In the Patient Engagement Category, undergrad industrial design student Adam Hecht (BsID’19) worked with two Sidney Kimmel Medical College students on a wearable device that lies flat over the hip to prevent pelvic fractures resulting from falls.
In the Connected Health category, PhilaU graduate industrial design student Colin Eggert-Crowe (MsID’17) sought to minimize hospital-related IV infections and IV medication errors by designing a smart IV pump, channel and tubing system. His team included members from Thomas Jefferson University, Independence Blue Cross and Abington Hospital.