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2024

Eye drop assistant

Device used with an eye drop bottle to 1) steady the dispensing of the drops and 2) allow for easier grip of the bottle and ensuring a single drop is administered.

  • Award: 1st place: Shark tank (April 12, 2024)

2023

Breast MRI Biopsy Positioning and Immobilization Device

Customizable breast immobilization device that aims to create safe pathways for a biopsy of the breast tissue for patients of all breast sizes.

Clip-on torque device for quick and easy wire manipulation during endovascular procedures

The project aims to create a clip-on torque device that enables the operator to easily place the torque device at any location on the guidewire with a single hand.

Controllable, handheld injector for intra-operative stem cell treatment for cardiac repair

Injection system that can be used to deliver stem cells to the heart via a catheter for cardiac repair.

Implantable pressure sensing device for longitudinal intracranial pressure monitoring in craniosynostosis

Pressure sensing device for intracranial implantation following cranial vault remodeling for long-term intracranial pressure monitoring in craniosynostosis

  • Patent: Pending: Implantable pressure sensing device for longitudinal intracranial pressure monitoring

Johnson Health Tech: Adaptive Indoor Rower for Wheelchair Users

The Adaptive Indoor Rower allows for both wheelchair users and non-wheelchair users to complete a rowing workout.

Layered facial model for injections of facial fillers to teach anatomy and avoidance of blood vessels

Team Heads Up 6 Up designed a realistic face model composed of multiple layers with correct artery anatomy that signals when arteries are intruded.

Novel instrument for a safer surgical approach

Creating a novel surgical instrument for use during ulnar nerve decompression surgery

  • Company: Badger Surgical Solutions, LLC (August 18, 2023)
  • Patent: Pending: Tissue manipulation and cutting device and related methods

2021

Automatic intraventricular drainage system

Accurately controls inter-cranial pressure

Biofeedback device for prevention of migraines

Develop a low-cost and accessible biofeedback device for the mitigation of migraine.

  • Patent: P210289, Portable, Affordable Biofeedback Device for the Treatment of Migraines (2021)

Interventional lumbar spine procedure model

Lumbar spine model that allows residents and fellows to practice spinal injections prior to conducting procedures on patients.

  • Presentation: The Lumbar Spine Procedure Model, UW Health Multidisciplinary Pain and PM&R Research Day (May 14, 2021)

Lateral flow card for Point-of-Care COVID-19 antibody testing

Rapid, low-cost and reliable device that can collect whole blood and transfer plasma into assay chamber for antibody testing.

Ultrasound guided neonatal lumbar puncture: A simulation training model for dynamic lumbar punctures

Ultrasound simulation trainer that provides repeatable, precise, and accurate training for spinal tap providers performing neonatal lumbar punctures.

2020

Global Health: Prevention of diabetic foot ulceration and amputation

Method to thermally diagnose diabetic foot ulcers.

Microfluidic Device to Competitively Measure Biofilm Dispersion Potential

Quantify biofilm dispersion in a fungal infection in vitro setting.

Tandem bike for autistic person

Tandem bike modified so that an adult autistic child can go for rides with an attendant.

2019

Dialysis solution analysis for infection prevention

  • Company: PrevenX, LLC (May 2019)

Evaluation of LN2 Dewar Health Using a Weight-based Monitoring System

Near infrared pen

  • Award: Best Undergraduate Poster, MSOE Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (April 12, 2019)
  • Company: VIABL, LLC (January 2019)
  • Patent: Pending

Optical measurement of animal tumor volume for cancer research studies

2018

A single insertion catheter for delivering intra-tumoral injection and brachytherapy

Mask for Oral Anesthesia and Manipulation

A miniature microscope for fluorescence imaging

Device for capturing IVC filters

Pressure monitoring model for casting a distal radius fracture

  • Licensed by: SAWBONES (2019)
  • Presentation: International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS), Orlando (2017)

SLIP project (Solution for Leakage through an Innovative Pessary)

TherVoyant: Compact guide for minimally invasive surgery in an MRI scanner

2017

Neonatal breathing system

TherVoyant: Compact guide for minimally invasive surgery in an MRI scanner

  • Patent: Pending, P180149US01

Digital biofeedback device to teach abdominal breathing

Abdominal breathing training device for patients who suffer from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiac disease, and other disorders

Surgical centrifuge that saves blood

Salvage red blood cells from surgical sponges

Syringe adaptor for office based injection procedures

Lightweight, ergonomic syringe adaptor that will increase the comfort of those who perform prolotherapy.

2016

Non-invasive quantitative airflow measurement

Telemetry Adaptor

Continuous streaming of atrial electrogram on patient monitor

Transplant organ coolant management system

Keeps an organ (such as a kidney) cool and allows easy manipulation in the operating room during preparation.

Wireless, small and adhesive ultrasound probe for research

A small, adhesive probe which can be easily placed on the patient and remains static for the procedure.

2015

Automated System for Rat Gavage

Automatically deliver a dose of test material for pharmaceutical development.

Lipoma extraction device

RaDistance safety meter

Device warn by an individual treated with radiation to alert them if someone is getting to close.

SLIP project (Solution for Leakage through an Innovative Pessary)

Offers mid-urethral support

2014

CO2 prevents sleep apnea

Standardization of hapten delivery in the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis

Standardization of hapten delivery in the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis.

Ergonomic transthoracic cardiac echo probe holder

Wireless pulse oximetry sensor

2013

Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion Device

Cervical cancer screening software for use in under-resourced areas

Low-cost, portable software application to screen for cervical cancer cells in a sample for under-resourced and rural areas.

Endotracheal Lidocaine Applicator (ELA)

Device to deliver lidocaine to the trachea.

EWH Project: Infant respiratory monitor

Low cost and highly reliable detection system that could alert nearby adults when infant breathing stops, giving them a chance to wake or resuscitate the infant.

Tibial stent: Designing a novel fixation device for pediatric orthopaedic tibia fractures

A novel fixation device for pediatric orthopedic tibia fractures.

Wireless pulse oximetry sensor

Device to measure blood oxygen saturation and transmit that data wirelessly to the physician.

2012

Digital Braille watch

Displays the time in Braille run by the second hand of an analog watch.

Self measuring orthopedic drill system

Device to measure the depth of drilling in orthopedic surgery and prevent plunging (over drilling).

Standing Paraplegic Omni-directional Transport (SPOT)

Mobility device to return Dr. Garrett Cuppels, a T-12 paraplegic surgeon, to the operating room.

2011

Absorbable hydrodissection fluids

Biocompatible, absorbable, and thermal reversible hydrodissection fluid to protect neighboring tissue during tumor ablation.

Adjustable Height Changing Table

Changing table raises a lowers; designed and built for a family with a child suffering from severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

2010

Development of a two pin fixator for temporary stabilization of long bone fractures

Devices for the fixation of a bone fracture

2008

Accessible Incontinence Device

Device allows a patient to control the flow of urine.

GPS Linked Inhaler

Monitor the location of asthma inhaler usage.

2007

An MR-Compatible Device for Imaging the Lower Extremity During Movement and Under Load

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