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Course Name: BME Design Team

Tool to Aid Mechanically Difficult Birth

Instrument-assisted vaginal delivery occurs in 7.4% of births in the United States; while it is safer than a cesarean section,...

The PrestoPatch by BeatSync Technologies

The PrestoPatch Integrated Electrode System allays the two major shortcomings of defibrillation and cardioversion: 1) Difficulty in switching the shocking...

Subcutaneous Injection of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies

In order to facilitate subcutaneous delivery of therapeutic monoclonal antibody (mAb) suspensions, we developed Syr-Q, an injection device. Syr-Q resuspends...

ShunTube: IVC Trauma Repair

Trauma injuries to the inferior vena cava (IVC) are a serious, fatal matter with a patient mortality rate that exceeds...

Remote Assessment of Parkinson’s Disease

We are developing a novel system for quantitatively and remotely assessing the severity of Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms.  Since the...

Point of Care Malaria Diagnostic

To help clinicians in the developing world test for the presence of malaria, we have designed a novel point-of-care diagnostic...

OcuRex: Automated Early Glaucoma Screening

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss. Astonishingly, up to 80% of afflicted individuals in developing world nations...

Neo2Inspire: A Global Health Perspective on NeoNatal Resuscitation

Roughly one million newborns die every year due to difficulty breathing at birth, but many of these lives could have...

Instalimb: Prosthesis for the Developing World

Two thousand victims, every month, are maimed by landmines worldwide and 80% of these patients are unable to receive suitable...

HUMS Device: Minimally Invasive Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Approximately 10 million Americans have PVD, and the disease affects almost 20 percent of the population over 65 years old....

Haptact: Preventing Instrument Retention

In about 3,000 open surgeries each year, a surgical sponge is inadvertently left inside the patient, requiring a second surgery...

OralCheck: Early Detection of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer has a 45% fatality rate within five years of diagnosis. This high fatality rate is due to late...

Uterine Contraction Monitor: Improving Labor Management in the Low Resource Settings

Every year 300,000 maternal and 3 million neonatal deaths are caused by complications during and surrounding the time of childbirth;...

Respiratory Rate Measurement Device for Emergency Department Triag

To improve medical decision-making in the emergency department (ED) of hospitals, we have developed a novel respiratory rate (RR) measurement...

Preventing Pedicle Probe Injuries during Spinal Fusion Surgeries

To enable spine surgeons to more accurately place pedicle screws and reduce associated breaches in spinal fusion procedures, we have...

Improving the Mechanical Efficiency of Single Lung Ventilation

To reduce the occurrence of dislodgment of endotracheal tubes during single lung ventilation procedures in pediatric surgery, we have designed,...

Improving Access in Vaginal Surgeries

To improve workflow in OB/GYN surgeries we have designed a mechanical locking arm that allows doctors to achieve secure retraction...

Facilitating Controlled Temperature Chain Strategies for Last Mile Vaccine Transport

To streamline the workflow and increase adoption of controlled temperature chain (CTC) processes by NGO’s and country MOH’s, we have...

Effective Removal of Transbronchial Parenchymal (TTBx) Biopsies for Clinical Diagnosis

To help pulmonologists achieve better diagnostic results from transbronchial lung biopsies, we have designed OPZItrieve – a device that is...

Effective Collection of Biliary Tract Cells for Cancer Screening

Existing brush biopsy technology for the collection of biliary tract cells collects a large enough sample (5000 cells) only 40...

Controlling Pre-hospital Junctional Hemorrhage in Trauma Patients

Prehospital blood loss to injured soldiers with junctional hemorrhage (JH) en route to hospital care is a major cause of...

Continuous Negative Extrathoracic Pressure for Neonate

In an effort to reduce the incidence of treatment related complications in newborns with Respiratory Distress Syndrome and increase ease...

A Novel Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Our device is a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is designed to address the shortcomings of the standard of care, the...

The CITT Kit: Deskilling Contraceptive Implantation and Removal Procedures

To decrease the number of incorrectly inserted and removed subdermal in-arm contraceptive implants in developing countries, we have generated a...

TenoSlice: A Novel Tool to Harvest Tendons

Common surgical interventions for tendon dysfunction in the foot and ankle involve reconstructions in which a healthy tendon is harvested...

SpiroSense: A Deskilled Spirometer for Low-Resource Settings

To better assess pulmonary function and inform patients with respiratory diseases and their providers of the necessity of treatment, we...

Self-Contained Uterine Contraction Monitor for Low-Resource Clinical Settings

Midwives in developing nations monitor 71 million births annually. However, despite the presence of a midwife, roughly 800 women die...

Regulaire: A Closed-Loop Oxygen Controller for Premature Infants

To help reduce the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and other complications related to hyperoxia/hypoxia in premature infants,...

Pranapulse: Deskilled EKG for Low Resource Clinical Settings

Cardiovascular disease annually accounts for 30 percent of all global mortality, and this rate is expected to increase over the...

Laparoscopic Fascia Closure Device

Herniation is the main complication of laparoscopic surgery procedures. It occurs when the fascia layer that protects the muscles and...

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