The Challenge

How do you provide access to life-saving contraception in rural low- and middle-income countries, when there are few to no trained healthcare workers in these areas?

Our Focus

Design Challenge


The university is currently reviewing our latest prototype to assess intellectual property pathways. I'll update this section once the university has finalized their decision. In the meantime, use the links below to learn more about the design project and associated research. 


Our device was selected to receive a $250,000 grant from Saving Lives at Birth in order to validate the design through pre-clinical and clinical tests: View Press Release

The student team designing the device was selected to participant in VentureWells Stage 1 E-Team Workshop. The workshop focused on identifying the proper business pathways that could be a route towards implementing and scaling our technology.

The insertion device was selected to compete in the Design of Medical Device Conference 3-in-5 Competition. Participants had 5 minutes and 3 slides to pitch their technology to a panel of judges. View 3-in-5 competition details.

An article about the partnership between the University of Michigan and Ethiopia discusses the assistive insertion device. View article here.