Michigan Health Engineered for All Lives, or M-HEAL, was founded in the fall of 2006 by a group of Biomedical Engineering students who recognized that while extracurricular engineering project teams existed on campus, none were specified to BME. The initial goal of M-HEAL was to apply the knowledge of engineering students to work in global health, but its mission has grown to include a multidisciplinary effort to develop sustainable solutions. Undergraduate and graduate students from all engineering disciplines, business, design, biological, sciences, and the humanities accomplish this goal through volunteering at World Medical Relief to test and repair medical equipment, implementing a survey to evaluate unmet medical needs in hospitals in the developing world, and designing and building medical devices to meet these needs. M-HEAL members are also involved in social entrepreneurship, and plan to create socially responsible mechanisms of implementation.
M-HEAL teams using the Wilson Center include:
Team Leaders: Luca Capicchioni (lgcapi)