Each year, EWH's Design Competition invites students to submit their innovative designs for medical technology that can make a difference in low-resource settings. This year, teams faced additional obstacles with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Each team rose to the occasion: we are impressed by the ingenuity demonstrated in the projects we received. The significant impact engineering solutions can have on healthcare challenges around the world is clearer than ever before, and we are proud to announce the winners of this year's Design Competition.
The quality of submissions was exceptionally high this year, so we have decided to recognize three honorable mentions:
Portable Surgical Table: A Low-Cost, Lightweight, Sterilizable Surgical Table, from the LeTourneau University Chapter
Umbilical Cord Care Kit: A Cost-Effective, Portable Kit for Reducing Postnatal Infections, from the Clemson University Chapter
Negative Pressure Chamber: A Portable Solution for Use in Viral Outbreaks, from the Clemson University Chapter
You can read more about the winning teams' designs on the Design Competition page. Thank you to all of the teams who participated in the Design Competition this year. We sincerely hope you will continue to pursue answers to global health obstacles.
If you have any questions, please email Chapters@ewh.org.