Engineering Innovation in Medicine


The Engineering Innovation in Medicine (EIM) team works with local clinical partners to develop needs-based and human-centered design solutions to pressing healthcare challenges. EIM students visit medical centers and hospitals and engage with practicing engineers and venture capitalists.

Issues Involved or Addressed

EIM is applying engineering to medicine, design, regulation, insurance reimbursement, and intellectual property and creating needs-based and human-centered design solutions for healthcare applications

Methods and Technologies

  • Development of engineering specifications
  • Engineering benchmarking and design
  • Prototyping of medical technology/devices, including design, build, test, and evaluation
  • Compliance with FDA regulations

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Material Science

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Interest and/or expertise in medical applications of engineering

Team Advisors

Jonathan Posner