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PInCh 2017:
How can we use wearable technology to address an important health problem?



Up to $555,000 in awards!


The deadline to apply for the 2017 PInCh has passed. Congratulations to the projects advancing to the 2nd round of PInCh:

  • Behaivior
  • DreamNest
  • EXGBuds
  • FingerSight: Visual Touch for the Blind
  • FitIt:Smart Compression For Life
  • HERA Global Tech bio-Patch
  • I-HITS
  • interACTION: ADL Module
  • MagicSocks
  • Manual Wheelchair Virtual Seating Coach
  • MOVISU-FiT: Mobile Gait training for Limb Loss
  • NeuroCap
  • OH Alert!
  • Purrr
  • REMIT DM
  • ThermalBlock
  • Thermo
  • uHaptic

Questions? Email us at pinch@pitt.edu or contact a member of our innovation core team.

Invention Disclosure Coaching Sessions with sciVelo:

  • Date: Thu, June 8, 2017 and Mon, June 12, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
  • Location: SciVelo 3602 Fifth Avenue

What is a wearable?

A wearable is a device that incorporates technology (high or low tech) into an item that can be worn or is in contact with the body. Information from the wearable can either be transmitted to another device or platform or can assess and mitigate a health issue Directly.

Proposed solutions can span the spectrum of healthcare including:

  • Diagnostics
  • Treatment
  • Interventions
  • Prevention
  • Predictive solutions
  • Patient care
  • Provider and patient tools

Veteran Impact Incentive:

This year we are incentivizing solutions that can impact US military veterans through a system of veteran impact bonus awards. Eligible projects may propose budgets up to $125,000.

Please visit the Veteran Impact Incentive page for more details.

Funds to support 2017 PInCh Wearables project awards were generously provided by DSF Charitable Foundation

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