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Previous Projects -2013

  • Adjustable Size Pigtail Catheter - A drainage pigtail catheter with an adjustable diameter, meant to reduce instances of catheter clogging and eliminate wastefulness currently associated with catheter selection

    Customer:

    Refky Nicola D.O., Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • Katrien Genyn
    • Brett Jacobs
    • Alexander Ma
    • Mohammad Musleh
    • Yoon-Suk Yi

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  • AudioMetricResearch (AMR) Team - The next-generation startle audiometer that provides a startle stimulus and captures the resultant response for analysis to improve understanding of the neural processes affiliated with age-induced hearing loss

    Customer:

    Paul D. Allen, Ph.D., Dept. of Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • Seong Eun Lee
    • Rachel Beecroft
    • Whitney Williams
    • Matt Slusarz

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  • DyDATS System - Dynamic Drug Administration Tracking System - a device that automatically tracks the type, dosage and time of injection for all delivered intravenous anesthetic drugs over the course of a surgical procedure

    Customer:

    Dr. Stephen Breneman, M.D., Ph.D., Dept. of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • W. Spencer Klubben
    • Ankit Medhekar
    • Michael Nolan
    • Sonja Page
    • Matt Plakosh
    • Erin Schnellinger

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  • EZ-Arm - The EZ-Arm is a cheaper and more effective arm support device that enables patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injuries, or general shoulder weakness to gradually restore their arm strength in order to carry out daily activities

    Customer:

    Jason Wyant OTL and Will Soles OTL, Unity Health System

    Team Members:

    • Matthew Hazelett
    • Joseph Mozingo
    • Cody Smith
    • Carly Sombric
    • Ka Lai Tsang

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  • Fontannula - Cannula for Fontan Intersection - A cannula that will optimize venous inflow and branch pulmonary artery outflow in the Fontan intersection by providing the connection for a Ventricular Assist Device

    Customer:

    Dr. Michael Swartz, Ph.D., Cardiovascular Center, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • Shubho Bhattacharyya
    • Roslyn Gober
    • Michael David
    • Erin Keegan
    • Chris Faresich

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  • Gabor Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy Skin Scanners - Refinement of an OCM scanner for dermatology applications

    Customer:

    Jannick Rolland, Ph.D. The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester

    Team Members:

    • Yi Rao
    • Nick Scangas
    • Christian Vu
    • Calvin Yoon

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  • Gotcha' Back - A better back, a better tomorrow: A postural support system combining an adjustable back support with a feedback system to reduce the user's chronic back pain while allowing the user to sit comfortably in the work environment

    Customer:

    Joanne Wu, M.D., Unity Rehabilitation & Neurology Services, Unity Health System

    Team Members:

    • Christine McLinn
    • Catherine Rina Polyakov
    • Bingqing Wang
    • Kathy Yi
    • Stephen Zhang

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  • RENDEra - Micropenned RF Balloon Catheter for Renal Denervation

    Customer:

    Lori Shaw-Klein, Ph.D. and Bill Grande, Ph.D. of MicroPen Technologies

    Team Members:

    • James Jeng
    • Ian Marozas
    • Natalie Mitchell
    • John Nicosia
    • Joshua Holtzberg
    • Laura Hobbs

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  • URine Control - A handheld urinal for female patients restricted to the supine position

    Customer:

    Jayne Knowlton, MS, OTL, Occupational Therapy Department, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • Raymond Goo
    • Austin Armstrong
    • Ryan DeAngelis
    • Andrea Wong
    • Corinne Lampe
  • VenAer - A guidewire for the detection of air in the heart to reduce risk of life-threatening complications for patients undergoing certain surgical procedures

    Customer:

    Joseph Dooley, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • Willie Long
    • Spencer Putnam
    • Juraj Masiar
    • Jessica Indyk
    • Michael Bux

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  • ViscQuik - A device to remove the variability involved in manually mixing thickened liquids to be consumed by patients with dysphagia

    Customer:

    Jessie Preston, Unity Health System

    Team Members:

    • Paula Aronson
    • Peter Carlile
    • Jamie Gaewsky
    • Alexander Hance
    • Danny Lee

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  • telyCycle - A wearable device which measures physiological signals, relays obtained data between the user and a home base, and communicates emergency situations utilizing visual cues from LEDs

    Customer:

    Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D. & Michael Schell, Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • Ibrahima Bah
    • Caressa Chen
    • Mitchell Long
    • Nicole Tjota
    • Claire Winchester

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