Health Care

Medical ventilators in a hospital

Faster than COVID: a computer model that predicts the disease’s next move

Predictive model could help care providers stay safe, anticipate patient needs.|Medium Read
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Research team takes on food insecurity in Detroit in the face of coronavirus limitations

Researchers are working with the city on two key initiatives to address food availability for elderly and low-income populations.|Short Read
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Computer scientists employ AI to help address COVID-19 challenges

Five multidisciplinary research teams are working on projects to assist with the coronavirus outbreak and to help find solutions to pressing problems.|Medium Read
Emily Mower Provost

Emily Mower Provost named Toyota Faculty Scholar

Her work uses machine learning to measure mood, emotion, and other aspects of human behavior for purposes of providing early or real-time interventions for people in managing their health. |Medium Read
Kevin Ward wearing the new helmet

Repurposed industrial respirator could free ventilators for COVID-19 patients

University of Michigan researchers have developed a helmet solution to support patients, protect health care workers and safeguard hospital systems.|Medium Read
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For necessary eye exams, a new breath shield protects patients and doctors

Close proximity eye exams will need to continue during lockdown, calling for increased safety.|Medium Read
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Herek Clack (left) talks to Zijie Lin, CEE student

A plasma reactor zaps airborne viruses – and could help slow the spread of infectious diseases

Using nonthermal plasma reactors, researchers could one day curb the spread of airborne pathogens.|Short Read
Woman with portable concussion detector device on her forehead

Toward a portable concussion detector that relies on an infrared laser

By looking at tissue oxygen and cell metabolism at the same time, doctors could have a fast and noninvasive way to monitor the health of brain cells.|Long Read

Amy Cohn receives MDHHS funding to improve hospital staffing

U-M IOE professor, Amy Cohn, has received funding from MDHHS to improve staffing and safety issues within Michigan’s state hospital system using simulation tools and optimization techniques.|Short Read
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CSE faculty funded for three precision health projects

Precision Health brings the best and brightest at U-M together to develop new science, translate that into treatment, and evaluate and increase the public health impact of effective therapies. |Short Read
Sriram works at his computer

How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens

A new method could replace trial and error drug development|Medium Read
Eyke holds the kirigami in hand

Kirigami sensor patch for shoulders could improve injury recovery, athletic training

Low-cost sensors could one day enable patients to log exercise and track progress in a smartphone app|Medium Read