Innovation Institute

a sleek white device with four holes
Even a dollar-store toothbrush can be a smart toothbrush with a new invention from fourth-year dental student Sohail Rana and colleagues from the Swanson School of Engineering. Their toothbrush holder and app were developed through a number of Pitt innovation initiatives.
A black smartphone connected to a charger and the Canal Battery Guard.
Developed in a Pitt engineering classroom, the Canal Battery Guard mediates between your phone and charger to keep the battery working better for longer.
A small dog on a table, and a healthcare professional holding an oxygen mask to its face
With the help of an influential professor, Blake Dubé’s (ENGR ’17) portable oxygen company won several innovation competitions at Pitt and has now spun into a new market: helping pets.
Two women stand next to each other, one in brown and the other in pink
Sara Baumann (GSPH ’19) and Jessica Burke have created a new form of public health research called Collaborative Filmmaking. The six-step process engages its participants to create a detailed, multimedia form of study rarely seen in the field.