Engineering World Health Minnesota Chapter

We inspire, educate, and empower the biomedical engineering community to improve healthcare delivery in the developing world.

Welcome to the Engineering World Health Minnesota Chapter

This organization exists as a student chapter of the national organization, Engineering World Health

National Website: https://www.ewh.org

As a student chapter we engage future healthcare innovators on the local and global scale by:

  • Building technical skills needed to design, engineer, and innovate solutions around healthcare

  • Facilitating intelligent conversations about culture, social issues, and ethics (both locally and globally)

  • Creating interdisciplinary teams to apply acquired knowledge to technical projects

  • Engaging within the local and global communities through volunteerism

  • Promoting health and STEM education through outreach

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History

The EWH Minnesota Chapter was founded on a love of learning and a passion for helping others. Our chapter was founded in 2015.

Design competition 2019 problem

Pediatric IV delivery systems are virtually non-existent in third world hospitals. It's very common for children to receive damaged IV lines and inconsistent medication delivery due to the large size of medical pumps.

OUR SOLUTION

Our goal was to create a technology for healthcare workers that does not require extensive training. With that in mind, we built a low cost and easily programmable pediatric pump. It allows for healthcare providers to interface with the device through a simple keypad. A stepper motor accurately provides flow rates low enough to provide the correct dosage to children. Our pediatric pump won 3rd place in the EWH Design Competition!


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