Other UW innovations in the health IT or healthcare space on the horizon include the nascent CoughBox, a device that tracks respiratory symptoms for clinical trials, led by principal investigator Matt Whitehill, research assistant and current doctoral student at Shwetak Patel’s Ubicomp Lab in the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. See coverage via KING5 about their work and requests for volunteers to help train their app by submitting digital coughs and other sounds, or go to the UbiCompLab Cough Study page directly to participate. Another is Downstream Therapeutics, a drug/device combo that will reduce cell injury after restoration of blood flow for better patient outcomes. It is led by principal investigators Alberto Aliseda, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Adjunct in Neurological Surgery and Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Graham Nichol, UW Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor in Emergency Medicine. Both of these innovations took part in CoMotion’s most recent Idea To Plan training. Hear what UW researchers have to say about their experience with Idea To Plan in this video.
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