PhilaU: Creating Value through Collaboration
At Philadelphia University, students, faculty and staff test the limits of collaboration. By pushing the boundaries between disciplines, PhilaU students and faculty are able to make cutting-edge contributions through a better understanding of the world around them.
Published on May 9, 2016

PhilaU Industrial Design and Jefferson Students Develop Innovative Concepts to Improve Healthcare 
Jeanée Vilja, who just received her M.S. in industrial design, worked with occupational therapy and medical students on the pXp–Patient Transport, a solution that will allow patient transporters in hospitals to review their assignments in real time and locate the nearest equipment to their location. This video they created highlights the struggles transporters face and how this product can improve workflow. read more...
Posted on May 22, May 22, 2017
Scans for Sleep Apnea
As part of her MSID Capstone Project, student Jeanee Vilja is doing ergonomic studies of CPAP masks for sleep apnea sufferers. So she’s 3D scanning a representative sample of student heads, and printing them out to work on. How do you know if a printed head is the same size as the original?  See if his glasses fit right. read more...
Posted on January 19, 2017 by PhilaU ID
Design for Disability Tweets
Our @JeffersonUniv @ PhiladelphiaU Design for Disability students got to show off their stuff @comcast Accessibility Lab today! read more...
Posted on January 12, 2017 by Robert S. Pugliese on Twitter
PhilaU Students Advance the Future of Digitally Connected Homes in Verizon Industry Challenge 
With ideas as diverse as an interactive bathroom and a gesture-recognition cooking assistant, five teams of Philadelphia University students developed technologies to advance the future of the internet-connected home for millennials as part of a Verizon industry challenge this semester. read more...
Posted on May 6, 2016
Design for Disability @ Comcast Collaboration Studio 
Far more critical to the education of our future physicians than teaching them how to 3D print, is providing and promoting an environment of creativity. Creative problem solving has been mostly tossed aside in today’s complex and high pressured world of healthcare. However, creativity may arguably be one of only ways to solve many of the challenges we see in healthcare today. read more...
Posted on September 11, 2016
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