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Previous Projects -2011

  • Cell Stretch - The design of a two dimensional cell stretching device in order to provide a more realistic mechanical stimulation of cells during cell-culture experiments.

    Customer:

    Keigi Fujiwara, Ph.D., Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • Greg Fedorchak
    • Rebecca Slater
    • Xiao Wu

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  • CoroFlow - A device to perfuse the coronary arteries of excised hearts for intravascular ultrasound imaging of atherosclerotic plaques.

    Customer:

    Marvin Doyley, Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Rochester

    Team Members:

    • Andreana Echter
    • Eileen Hansen
    • Katie Prokop
    • Frank Yeung

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  • DonDoff Solutions - Our goal is to provide new systems of donning and doffing back braces to make the process simpler, easier and safer for post surgical patients.

    Customer:

    Joanne Wu, M.D., Unity Health and Shawn Biehler, Rochester Orthopedic Labs

    Team Members:

    • Frances Bell
    • Jacy Krystal Bulaon
    • Swapna Kumar

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  • Electrogustomertry - A design of a portable system to quantitatively evaluate taste perception through the electrical stimulation of the tongue.

    Customer:

    Christopher Stodgell, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • Justin Chan
    • David Doty
    • Sara Heidinger

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  • GLUComfort - In collaboration with SensiVida, we are developing a minimally invasive glucose meter that will eliminate the pain and minimize the inconvenience of current glucose monitoring devices.

    Customer:

    John Spoonhower, Ph.D., John Agostinelli, Ph.D., SensiVida Medical Technologies

    Team Members:

    • Samantha Begin
    • Jasmine Carvalho
    • Brett Sternfield
    • Dan Stratz

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  • In Home DVA - Cranium Tech - In-Home DVA provides a convenient system for conducting a standard dynamic visual acuity test to aid in the rehabilitation of patients with vestibular hypofunction problems.

    Customer:

    Benjamin T. Crane, Ph.D., Department of Otolaryngology, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • Daniel Barbash
    • Michael Cara
    • Johanna Kelly
    • Erdem Varol

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  • Limbus Technology - Alternatively controlled letterboard to facilitate communication for patients with locked-in syndrome.

    Customer:

    Jessie Anzalone, Acute Rehabilitation Unit, St. Mary's Hospital, Unity Health

    Team Members:

    • Stanley Monu
    • John Sullivan
    • Hannah Watkins
    • Kevin Yamashita
  • RespiTune - A wireless respiratory therapy device for people with quadriplegia and other physical disabilities, adapted from an existing digital musical instrument, the Jamboxx.

    Customer:

    Michael DiCesare and Dave Whalen, My Music Machines, Inc.

    Team Members:

    • Steven Archer
    • Christopher Fleshman
    • Elena Mangano
    • Esther Park

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  • RoboPaedics - A novel life-sized robot to model standing human sway with variable anthropometry to advance the Balance Engineering Equilibrate Balance Assessment System.

    Customer:

    Michael Compisi, President, Balance Engineering

    Team Members:

    • Ben Freedman
    • Sarah Howard
    • Kirsten Ross
    • Emily Willis

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  • The Commode Bidet - A bidet-like system to facilitate bathroom hygiene for people with morbid obesity.

    Customer:

    Will Soles, Acute Rehabilitation Unit, St. Mary's Hospital, Unity Health

    Team Members:

    • Steve Antos
    • Chris Blivin
    • Reid Buckley
  • UR Walking - A two sided linear track which aids gait rehabilitation of patients suffering from scissor gait due to brain trauma and reduces the number of physical therapists needed to work with a single patient.

    Customer:

    Aaron Anderson, PTA, Acute Rehabilitation Unit, St. Mary's Hospital, Unity Health

    Team Members:

    • Tedi Begaj
    • Cailee Caldwell
    • Claire Chmura
    • Travis Kroot

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  • VasoTech Systems - VasoTech Systems aims to create a physical, physiologically accurate model of the lower leg vasculature to be used as a research tool for evaluating clinical interventions for Peripheral Arterial Disease.

    Customer:

    Ankur Chandra, M.D., Dept of Vascular Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Team Members:

    • Adam Kozak
    • Emily Robbins
    • Ryan Staupe
    • Kelli Summers

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  • simIV - Providing researchers with physiologically accurate, quantitative feedback for better understanding of intravenous catheter complications.

    Customer:

    Nichola Charles, Ph.D., BD

    Team Members:

    • Molly Boutin
    • Andrea DeFilippo
    • Kevin Howard
    • Eric Lam

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