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.
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.
Mohedas, I., Sabet Sarvestani, A., Daly, S. R., & Sienko, K. H. (2015). Applying design ethnography to product evaluation: A case example of a medical device in a low-resource setting. International Conference on Engineering Design: Design for Life. Milan, July 27-30.
Mohedas, I., Sabet Sarvestani, A., Bertch, C., Franklin, A., Joyce, A., McCormick, J., Shoemaker, M., Bell, C., Johnson, T., Bekele, D., Fisseha, S., & Sienko, K. H. (2015). Assistive device for the insertion of subcutaneous contraceptive implants. Journal of Medical Devices. 9(2), 020943-1 – 020943-2.