News & Events


Thu, 11/30/2017 | College of Engineering
The special student research edition of Washington Engineer featured an EIH capstone project that developed an intravenous arm trainer with realistic skin, enabling healthcare students to practice catheter placement.
Tue, 11/21/2017 | CoMotion
Congratulations to Meds4All, a rebranding of Epi4All, on winning the UW CoMotion Innovation Showcase at the UW Medicine's Inventor of the Year event. Meds4All got its start in the Engineering Innovation in Health program.
Sat, 07/29/2017 | The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times profiled the Engineering Innovation in Health program as part of their Education Lab spotlight. The Times highlighted projects like EpiForAll that got their start as part of the year-long program but have developed into ongoing endeavors as they progress on the path toward commercialization.
Mon, 06/26/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Engineering Innovation in Health (EIH) program is transforming education in health technology design and entrepreneurship by providing a framework for engineering students and faculty to partner with clinicians and develop affordable solutions to today’s pressing health needs. Highlighted are five projects that originated through EIH and are still building momentum.
Mon, 06/19/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
ME graduate student Jessica Zistatsis shares her journey through the commercialization process at the UW, thanks to Engineering Innovation in Health. Jessica is one of the innovators of PlayGait™, a pediatric exoskeleton that helps kids with cerebral palsy get more walking practice outside of therapy so they can learn to walk independently.
Thu, 05/25/2017 | Foster School of Business
Congratulations to the EIH student teams that won prizes in the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship's 2017 Business Plan Competition! LC-Tourniquet (3rd place), EpiForAll (4th place), and PlayGait (Best Health/Healthcare Idea Prize) all originated out of the Engineering Innovation in Health program.
Mon, 05/22/2017 | UWTV
UW 360 featured teams from this year’s Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge that are moving forward to bring their innovations to market. Among the projects featured were Epi4All and PlayGait, both of which got their start in the Engineering Innovation in Health program.
Wed, 04/05/2017 | Husky 100
Congratulations to Jessica Zistatsis on being selected as one of the Husky 100! As a senior in mechanical engineering, Jessica was involved in the 2016 EIH project PlayGait, a pediatric exoskeleton for children with cerebral palsy. Jessica is now a master’s student in mechanical engineering and is continuing her work to bridge engineering and healthcare as a member of the Steele Lab. Her project PlayGait has seen continued success as both a recipient of a Target Challenge grant and a CoMotion Innovation Fund grant.
Thu, 03/02/2017 | GeekWire
GeekWire covered the 2017 Health Innovation Challenge and interviewed the winners, including the two projects that started out in ME's Engineering Innovation in Medicine program. They spoke with both EpiForAll, which took first place, and PlayGait, which took third, about their plans for the future.
Thu, 03/02/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
EpiForAll and PlayGait, two student teams that originated in ME's Engineering Innovation in Health program, placed first and third in the 2017 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge! Two additional Engineering Innovation in Health teams, ACBI and Quinton PHSH, received "Judges Also Really Liked” awards.
Wed, 01/04/2017 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
Three students traveled to Lacey, WA, to present their Engineering Innovation in Health (EIH) projects to Frank Alberti, ’44. A longtime friend of the department, Alberti had recently made a major commitment to support ME’s advancements in engineering and health.
Wed, 12/14/2016 | CoMotion

Two EIH projects have been awarded 2016 Innovation Fund Grants from CoMotion! Congratulations to PlayGait and UnTape, led by ME faculty Kat Steele and Eric Seibel, respectively. PlayGait is an affordable, light-weight, and easy-to-use pediatric exoskeleton that will help children affected with gait disorders improve their walking ability. UnTape is a medical tape that can be removed rapidly and painlessly. Both teams originated through the ME’s Engineering Innovation in Health program and will receive $40,000 to aid product development, and an additional $10,000 to help reach business development milestones.

The CoMotion Innovation Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide up to $1 million per year for applied research. The Fund’s mission is to support projects that have a high impact potential, but are unlikely to succeed without gap funding. More than $10 million in grants has been awarded since 2005.

Mon, 09/19/2016 | Department of Mechanical Engineering
Congrats to PlayGait, a team of students, engineers and clinicians that has been awarded a grant to continue development of a pediatric exoskeleton for children with cerebral palsy.