- To develop digital health prototypes using participatory design, including context-aware mobile applications and artificial and virtual reality technologies
- To offer interdisciplinary learning experiences for students, including interaction with patients and caregivers and technology skills development
- To conduct design research to gain insights related to working with technology within the context of health
Nancy Benovich Gilby, BSE, MSE, Ehrenberg Director of Entrepreneurship, U-M School of Information
Joyce Lee, MD, MPH, Robert P. Kelch Research Professor of Pediatrics, U-M Medical School
Mark Newman, PhD, Associate Professor, U-M School of Information
Nate Aschenbach, Co-Founder & CEO, GameStart School
Jamie Saville, Ashley Garrity & Jacob Dwyer
Ann Duong, U-M School of Information
The Co+Lab also works with an interdisciplinary advisory board which includes partners from across the University of Michigan and executives from Lenovo.
The Co+Lab holds monthly hands-on workshops and weekly office hours to provide education focused on the development of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), context-aware mobile technology applications, and patient-centered design.
Show, Tell & Try AR/VR Workshop
Get your hands on and experiment with the latest AR/VR technologies, including the Lenovo Phab2Pro, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift. Learn about exciting opportunities using this technology from experts!
Friday, March 24th
1:30 - 3:30 PM
UMSI Engagement Center
777 N. University St. (above Panera)
Deadline: March 10, 2017 at 11:59pm EST
The Lenovo + HealthDesignBy.Us Innovation Co+Lab is excited to sponsor summer fellowships for innovators interested in working on projects focused on health, design, and technology. An emphasis, but not a requirement, is on projects that use mobile technology and sensors including AR/VR.
For 2017, we are looking for student innovators with particular development and design skills to work on existing projects/ideas, as well as student innovators who have their own patient-centered project/idea. Projects using mobile sensors and AR/VR technology are encouraged, but other well-planned, patient-centered projects will be considered.
Fellowships include a $3,000 living stipend (paid in monthly $1k installments) to spend 3 months in Ann Arbor this summer. The commitment will be to work at least 24 hours per week. All projects will work in a strict Agile/Extreme Programming (XP) framework with sprints, standups, and end of sprint demos guided by a certified Agile Scrum master. If you don't know what this is, we will teach you!
In addition to the stipend, the fellowship includes:
- Daily one-on-one mentoring
- Access to AR/VR technology including the Lenovo Phab2Pro - the first Google Tango phone, Microsoft HoloLens, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift
- Training in programming for AR/VR technologies
- Training in real world, agile software development methodologies, including the Scrum framework
- Access to mentors and experts from Lenovo, Michigan Medicine, high-tech entrepreneurs, and game development
- Centrally located collaborative workspace with unlimited coffee and popcorn
- Access to patient audience for product testing/user testing
- Membership to the maker health community on campus
- U-M students (U-M Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn), Washtenaw Community College students, recent graduates
- Required minimum of 24 hours of work per week in the Co+Lab space or at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
- Interest in working on a patient-centered project AND/OR some experience in programming (Unity development in C#) to apply to existing projects
- Demonstrated passion for learning and making
- The application will be open from Monday, February 20 - March, 10, 2017
- Finalists will be notified Wednesday, March 15, 2017
- Finalist interviews will be scheduled for the week of March 20, 2017
- Final decisions will be made by Wednesday, March 29, 2017
For those not selected for summer fellowships, you are welcome to attend our AR/VR workshops and office hours throughout the summer. We plan to offer the fellowships again in the summer of 2018.
Sponsored and supported by Lenovo + HealthDesignBy.Us Innovation Co+Lab at the University of Michigan School of Information, UMSI Ehrenberg Entrepreneurship Program, GameStart School, Michigan Medicine, and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.