Projects

UAB Solution Studios™ is an innovation program in which participants tackle unsolved clinical problems and pioneer solutions with the potential to transform healthcare through new medical devices and patient-care processes. The program unites UAB’s academic and clinical enterprises, and provides students and clinicians experience in approaching problems in new and creative ways.

UAB faculty and staff and UAB Hospital clinicians and staff support the UAB Solution Studios™ program by posting clinical problems, providing shadowing experiences, mentoring teams, consulting on project designs, and sharing legal and business expertise.

The program boasts student recruits from nursing, biomedical engineering, STEM disciplines, and other health-care professions who are hungry for real-world experience. At the same time, the program’s support team includes clinical, technical, and educational personnel who are passionate about their respective disciplines.

The program, now in its second year, experienced early success from applying the formula of first identifying a problem and then developing ideas for solutions. UAB Solution Studios™ is building on this success by continuing to develop a culture of innovation that encourages and bolsters improvements in patient care.

Clinical Impact

UAB clinicians describe the impact of a device concept to secure multiple wires to patients and prevent medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI).

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Help transform healthcare by participating in UAB Solution Studios™! Find out how you can join a team.

Featured Projects

Wire Device

A team of 2017 Presidential Summer Innovation Fellows created a device concept to secure multiple wires to patients and prevent medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI).

Stoma Device

A team of 2017 Presidential Summer Innovation Fellows created a device concept to help surgeons create stomas at specified heights to ensure that the stomas empty correctly into ostomy bags.

Other Projects

Teams of students have worked to develop devices to safely transport patients to operating room beds, improve blades for specific surgical techniques, prevent pressure ulcers, accelerate diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeds, etc. Many of these projects have ongoing funding for further prototyping and testing.