H-STEM was formed with a dual purpose: To provide students with project-based experiences and to ultimately improve human health. The H-STEM Enterprise was formed in September of 2021 by Luis Hernandez and Dr. Steven Elmer.
Three projects were approved and initiated:
A knee surgery recovery device
A body weight supported treadmill
Developing a new "vital sign" criteria with local clinics
The H-STEM logo was created to symbolize the enterprise operating at the intersection of engineering and health. The Vitruvian Man represents the engineering field, first created by Leonardo da Vinci, a well-known inventor who used engineering principles in many of his works. The Caduceus a symbol associated with the medical profession, represents the health and medical fields.
Knee Recovery Team Lead
Prosthesis Team Lead
LBFE Team Lead
Dr. Smitha Rao