Credits: Student Innovation @ the U 2021

“Student Innovation at the U” is an annual publication celebrating student innovation and impact at the University of Utah. A digital version is available at lassonde.utah.edu/studentinnovation2021. This publication is produced by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business and the hub for student entrepreneurs and innovators at the […]

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Sensor Arrays for Prosthetics

Nick Witham, a biomedical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, founded GAIA Technologies with a goal to change lives through better prosthetics. GAIA is doing this as a prosthetics component company that builds sensor arrays to measure muscle shapes. The outcome: More affordable and higher-functioning prosthetic limbs. GAIA’s sensor array technology can be […]

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Ventilators for Developing Countries

“Our whole purpose is to help save lives,” said Kindall Palmer, who co-founded Neonatal Rescue in 2016. The organization develops life-saving ventilators and training programs to distribute to developing countries. The motivation behind starting the organization was deeply personal to Palmer. His first child was born with a congenital heart defect and was life-flighted to […]

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Well-being Elevated: The power of Positive Psychology

Accessible mental health services have become more important now more than ever, and fourth-year psychology and social entrepreneurship major Alexander Becraft is determined to do something about it. Becraft and his team (Ayana Amaechi, Merry Joseph, Michelle Valdes, Mitchell Wulfman, and Ryan Jackson) have created an initiative called Well-being Elevated to bring the teachings of […]

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