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Senior Design Teams

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Aakarsh Gundu

Becky Renfrow

Dante Tomaino

Rachel Sides

Riley Mann

An EMS medical device designed to innovate the current treatment of pneumothorax through the addition of safer and more stable components. The current market solution comes from an adaptation of an IV catheter that is not designed to match the full needs of the procedure. Our device contains additions to the current device that protect patient and provider safety and improve the efficiency of airflow and catheter stability. This device targets the EMS market as an in-transport device for emergency medicine. This device offers 3 critical innovations to the procedure while maintaining a comparable price to the current device.

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WolfPack Bioventures

Ashlesha Mirajkar

Nathanael Patton

Brian Hua

Robert Kobrin

Mason Hon

Nicole Baugh

Lukas Vainorius

Wolfpack BioVentures is developing a rapid indicator test assay kit that is capable of predicting the outcome of a guinea pig maximization test (ISO standard 10993-10) with a high level of accuracy. This novel solution will lead to greater accuracy in predicting the results of guinea pig maximization tests, resulting in greater efficiency and a reduction in the number of guinea pigs sacrificed for sensitization testing.

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Nabil Chedid

Lakshitha Kaleyanda

Andrew Hamel

Brenna Walsh

Payton Reyes

Team Sternocleidomastoid is pioneering a medical device merging a nasolacrimal stent retrieval system with an otoscope-compatible attachment. This innovation enhances visualization and precision for treating nasolacrimal duct obstructions, promising a minimally invasive approach. Our goal is to revolutionize ophthalmic intervention, reducing surgery time and increasing accuracy. Through interdisciplinary collaboration and patient-focused design, we strive to set new standards in nasolacrimal duct treatment.

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Karissa Hoover

Emma Apostolova

Michelle Dixit

Amy Henderson

Kayley Bina

Sabrina Miller

CreatiCare is dedicated to improving testing accessibility for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Our point of care diagnostic device puts power back in the hands of the patient by allowing for convenient monitoring of creatinine levels and kidney function from home, eliminating the need for travel to hospitals or labs. By allowing for testing at a local pharmacy or even at home, our device also facilitates participation in clinical trials and treatments that may be otherwise inaccessible. With these streamlined testing procedures, CreatiCare aims to improve CKD management and contribute to better patient outcomes for all.

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Abel Abraham

Matthew Bunn

William Corley

Jun Ikeda

AES is developing an attachment for tracheostomies to clear mucus plugging, which reduces hypoxic events in nonventilator dependent pediatric tracheostomy patients, and lowers the necessary frequency of cleaning by parents and caretakers.

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NeoHealth Tech

Graham Bass

Seth Doyle

Alex Martjuchin

Amber Miles

John Monroe

NeoHealth Tech is developing a new medical device called the EpiPro for procedures that require epidural anesthesia. The aim of this device is to minimize procedure time and offer a more reliable indication than current methods, which depend on less effective tactile indications and administrator experience. Furthermore, use of the device will lead to less residual health complications. This device attaches to epidural needles and includes a flexible membrane that deforms under epidural space pressure conditions. This deformation visually indicates to the administrator when the needle has entered the epidural space.

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Christian Nightingale

James Wright IV

Robbie Wilson

Michael Cotton

Goldyn is developing an adjustable, vibrational device to stimulate muscles in the upper limbs of patients struggling with mobility following a stroke. This device provides vibrational stimulation to individual muscle groups to stimulate muscle contraction and improve mobility in the arm and shoulder. This solution will improve at-home therapy and healing following a stroke.

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Sara Meehan

Edgar Kong

Hannon Brown

Lammis Hammouda

Awab Masroor

VecTar is developing an at-home sample collection kit for the collection of menstrual blood, which offers an alternative to Pap smears for the diagnosis of women's health conditions. The device will allow for the collection of menstrual blood that can be used to diagnose women’s health related conditions such as human papillomavirus (HPV), but can also be used to diagnose and monitor other blood analytes and conditions such as anemia. The novel solution will lead to a decrease in avoidance within women's health screening practices to less than 11% in female populations aged 21-65.

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TuffTech Medical

Avanti Panajkar

Jeffrey Langley

Jamie English

Anusha Samal

Maya Rana

Laura Dugan

Beth Gaffney

TuffTech Medical is developing an inflatable single-use barrier intended for use in high-risk infectious disease inter-facility transport cases. This novel solution reduces the time and complexity of preparing an ambulance for such transport cases, while protecting ambulance surfaces and emergency transport personnel from airborne pathogens.

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HeelGenix Biosciences

Zach Azevedo

Steve Vorobiov

Tyler Gilbert

Will Frickhoeffer

HeelGenix Biosciences is developing a see-through hydrogel wound dressing that allows visibility of the wound at the donor site of autograft skin graft patients in order to control moisture, manage pain, and promote faster healing. This novel solution will lead to faster healing rates, decrease the risk of infection, decrease the risk of long-term scarring, and decrease the frequency of wound dressing changes.



Benson Le

Ike Keku

Xinyi Li

Maya Yin

BIXY is developing a multi-layer thermoregulation pad to prevent newborn hypothermia, a common cause of surgery complications and death for newborns. Infants and newborns are susceptible to perioperative hypothermia because of their body size and underdeveloped thermoregulation system. This novel solution aims to help newborns maintain their normal body temperature during the delivery and other surgical processes by closely monitoring the heat delivery. This product can provide a way to safely and comfortably deliver heat to the patient without interfering with surgical procedures.



Anjana Pranavi

Alexa Jimenez Escribano

Caroline Fox

Sachi Marshall

Elizabeth Byrnes

Emily Day

Reya Patel

The AACREES team is aiming to improve the current design of an endometrial biopsy collection tool. To do so, the device will integrate a controllable articulating joint, an innovative brush retrieval design, and varying length manipulation in relation to the patients anatomical dimensions. These components are necessary to maneuver through the vaginal and cervical canals while minimizing pain, and collecting the tissue specimen.

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Advanced Recovery Solutions

Carter Gamble

Albi Ayala

Alex Knight

Andrew Page

Emma Hinkle

Joe Parisi

Jordan Womack

Advanced Recovery Solutions is developing a diagnostic device for prosthetic clinicians, aimed at optimizing the fit of lower-limb prosthetics. By incorporating sensor technology, the device will detect areas of high pressure where the patient's residual limb meets the prosthetic and intuitively display the points to clinicians for easy interpretation. This data will enable clinicians to alleviate high pressure points, facilitating targeted adjustments for creating customized, comfortable prosthetics tailored to each patient's unique needs.

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Muskan Aslam

Molly Gallaher

Vicky Olechowski

Alexia Cash

Yameng Cai

Daniel Chance

Adam Kaiser

Killian Smith

Biofusion is developing a silicone implant to support the amniotic sac to prevent pre-term labor in women suffering from cervical insufficiency. This implant will be paired with a cerivcal ring to close the cervix from the outside as a form of additional support. This device replaces the existing solution involving a cervical cerclage suture which is not only invasive but can also result in infection and tissue lacerations. This novel solution provides external and internal support to prevent pre-term labor in complicated pregnancies and will help prevent delivery issues in patients with insufficient cervixes.

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Bella Allara

Keely Murphy

Nate Lopus

Jacob Wise

Lauren Chi

BroncoBio is developing a device to prevent oral contact with horse bile in equine veterinarians during equine colic procedures. The device will allow veterinarians to maintain the same current colic treatment procedure while preventing them from being exposed to pathogens, parasites, and toxins.

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Thrive Labs

Shikha Saxena

Bailey Mccachren

Jenevieve Surkin

SK Doherty

Priyash Hafiz

Thrive Labs is developing a wearable device for people with Parkinson's Disease who experience gait instability. This groundbreaking solution utilizes a visual cueing system to prompt the user to take a step forward and provides positive affirmation when they do. Its potential as a training device can help people who have Parkinson disease to slow the physical manifestations of the neurodegenerative disease by managing gait instability, and in turn, reducing the risk of falling.

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TarHeal Solutions

Akhila Krothapalli

Emily Stein

Geneva Bostian

Gina Palazzolo

Ishan Nadgauda

TarHeal Solutions is developing an adjustable pressure cuff for the abdomen of colonoscopy patients, which ensures that the colon will not loop and distend while the colonscope passes through. This novel solution will minimize injuries among colonoscopy staff that have to manually apply this pressure.

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WiS Solutions

Tina Ghashghaei

Stephanie Gomez-Palacios

Brooke Ireland

WiS Solutions is innovating a new intrauterine device (IUD) specifically designed for women with heavy menstruation experiencing complications related to displacement, a rare but significant issue with current IUDs on the market. Research indicates that approximately 10% of women with an IUD encounter expulsion of the device, which can have serious consequences such as loss of fertility. WiS Solutions is committed to addressing this problem by developing a non-hormonal copper IUD that is uniquely expandable and compressible to fit each individual uterus. This innovative solution has the potential to revolutionize contraception, offering a promising future for women's reproductive health.

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Carly Rauch

Alex Patton

Elena Fernandez

Rachel Gentile

Claire Howes

NeuroBalance is creating an assistive hand device for stroke patients experiencing spasticity, with the goal of improving their ability to reopen their hand and extend their fingers. This device will improve their ability to perform grasping tasks, and allow them to regain their independence.

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Claire Chao

Aneesa Salahuddin

Spencer Higgins

Emma Sawyer

Bio-CASE has developed a trimmable wedge that is to be used with current treatment methods by burn units to maintain finger separation and provide pressure to the interdigital spaces. Through this, the occurrence of webbing of the interdigital spaces will decrease in intensity and frequency while mobility post-recovery will increase in patients suffering from third and some second-degree hand burns.

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Stacy Ban

Adam Castiller

Varun Kochar

Kevin Lima

Through traditional physical therapy (PT), athletes lack exposure to game speed scenarios they may encounter when they return to sport (RTS). This leads to hesitations and a lack of confidence once they return to the field. These factors are large contributors to reinjury and reduced performance after RTS. With the recent innovations in virtual reality (VR) technology, VISION aims to break down the barrier between PT and RTS.

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EmpowerMed Solutions

Laura Griffin

Rachel Morris

Jocelyn Reynolds

Hannah Baker

Courtney Rogers

Katie Taran

Tali Jones

EmpowerMed Solutions is developing a solution for wound closure following cesarean section surgery, specifically in the closure of adipose tissue in higher BMI patients. Our solution utilizes barbed suture technology combined with a hydrogel sheath to provide increased dexterity and efficiency when using a continuous suturing technique on the adipose tissue. Additionally, the barbed suture will improve wound stability during the healing process. Ergonomically friendly in use, the novel device intends to promote quicker healing while reducing the likelihood of an incision re-opening.

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Ameen Zafiruddin

Luke Shehee

Micah Baldonado

Rohan Vora

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is characterized by the degeneration of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain, resulting in slowness and tremors. Levodopa is a first-line treatment that is administered through the blood, where it enters the brain and converts dopamine, improving symptoms. Unfortunately, the therapeutic range for effective levodopa dosage varies as the disease progresses. As such, a method for monitoring levodopa levels is necessary to maintain therapeutic effectiveness. LevoPoint is developing a point-of-care levodopa sensing kit that allows clinicians to immediately and repeatedly measure levodopa levels. No device like this exists on the market, but with our proprietary enzyme technology, we will reshape the way PD is treated.

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Heka Medical

Angelina Vasselli

D'Artagnan Otto-Meyer

Jesse Carr

Jillian Jessup

Parker Watson

Samantha Watson

Elijah Buckles

Heka Medical is developing a Nasogastric (NG) Tube with detection capabilities via RFID. Used for administering nutrition and medication, as well as decompressing the stomach, improper placement of NG tubes into the trachea can often lead to patient complications involving aspiration of the lungs. Our device assists the nurse in guiding the NG tube through the correct patient anatomy for seamless functioning within the body.

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Ava Cohen

Anushka Deshmukh

Pooja Shah

Eli Walton

Gliocision is developing a novel treatment for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma. It is an implantable chemotherapy loaded hydrogel that allows for sustained treatment over several weeks following tumor removal surgery. It employs a local delivery mechanism which limits off target toxicity, reducing the side effects observed from current systemic treatment. This delivery profile thus enables the hydrogel to expose cancerous cells to more chemotherapy than they would see under systemic treatment, leading to increased five-year survival rates for patients.

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Audrey Politowicz

Anne Elise Norris

Ethan Loeffelholz

Kaiwen Chen

Miguel Antonio Ruiz

Zoe Schoales

G. Dev is developing a device to aid surgeons in the insertion of cochlear implants, in order to minimize the risk of trauma to the cochlear canal. This device will decrease the incidence of loss of residual hearing during cochlear implantation.

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BioMech Fusion

Jonathan Lambert

Adrian Aligwekwe

Philip Roberson

Raed Naim

Ryan Anderson

Robert Samaskeawicz

BioMech Fusion is developing a handheld air-puff tonometer that is both portable and easy to use by medical professionals. The device targets primary care practices with the goal of being implemented into routine physical check-ups. If successful, this device will increase the amount of times people will get their intraocular pressure checked on a yearly basis, therefore increasing screening for optical diseases such as glaucoma.

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Sesha Patel

John Kurz

Jacob Glazer

BioFuture is developing a endoscope dial attachment to make endoscopy procedures easier to perform for surgeons. Surgeons with smaller hands often face discomfort and injury using endoscopes due to the large and inconvenient dials. BioFuture's external attachment fits to a variety of models and will make endoscope use more intuitive and comfortable.

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Captio Innovations

Adaliene Andsager

Hasan Dheyaa

Varad Gurude

William McLain

Tian Wang

Captio Innovations is committed to advancing epilepsy management by focusing on the early detection and prevention of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Our cutting-edge approach involves harnessing advanced technology to monitor specific biological cues associated with epileptic seizures. Through the development of state-of-the-art seizure prediction medical software, we aim to provide healthcare professionals and individuals with epilepsy the tools they need to anticipate and mitigate the risk of SUDEP. By leveraging real-time data analysis and predictive algorithms, our solution empowers proactive interventions, potentially saving lives and improving the overall quality of life for those affected by epilepsy.

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MediKinetic Engineering Systems

Sam Baxter

Madeline Dudley

Emma Grace Johnson

Kennedy Knight

Kaelyn Nelson

Sydney Schwartz

Medikinetic Engineering Systems is developing the LipoLoc Design which aims to address the challenge of adipose tissue closure and tearing during mastectomy procedures. By focusing on promoting efficient closure of adipose tissue while minimizing tearing, the project targets improving surgical outcomes and patient recovery. The design seeks to enhance the surgical process for both patients and healthcare providers, potentially reducing complications and post-operative care requirements.

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