• Accelerated Gasket Performance Characterization for India Mark II Hand-Pump
    This project was to design an accelerated testing system for Harbec, Inc to evaluate gaskets in the India Mark II hand pump for installation by the Ugandan Water Project. Dan Allara, Oion Akif, Paul Irving, Tessa Ludwick
  • Action Trackchair Controller
    A new wireless controller for the Action Trackchair to allow for use by a caregiver of those unable to control the chair on their own.
  • Beard Adaptor for Ventilation Mask
    An adaptor device able to attach to a ventilation/anesthesia mask to improve gaseous medication delivery to patients with facial hair.
  • CamPak
    We are tasked by Rochester Rehab to create a device that increases the efficiency of packaging an underwater camera into a foil bag, primarily by reducing friction on the camera. By doing so, more cameras will be packaged per hour and the wage of the workers who are employed in the process will increase.
  • Cataract Surgery Device for the Developing World
    Cataracts, a hardness and opacifying of the lens, is the leading cause of curable blindness worldwide, with the majority of cases occurring in developing countries where trained ophthalmologists are scarce. Our project is to develop a device to be used for a simplified cataract surgery that will insert a cylindrical intraocular lens into the cataract. By simplifying the procedure, more healthcare providers can be trained to perform the procedure, increasing the accessibility of cataract treatment in developing countries.
  • Emergency Vehicle Alert (E.V.A.)
    There is a need to ensure that drivers are alerted of approaching emergency vehicles so that they can remove themselves from the path of the emergency vehicle. It is especially a challenge for deaf, hard of hearing, and distracted drivers to identify emergency signals, which puts them at an increased risk for collision. In this project, we developed a device for use in the car that detects emergency vehicles and notifies the driver of their presence. We used a trained convolutional neural network to detect sirens in noisy environments. On our validation set, we achieved a 95% detection accuracy with a 50% criterion. A demonstration of our real-time detector and design schematic are shown below.
  • Haptic Feedback Gloves
    Designing a system to allow a visually impaired person to better navigate their environment.
  • Health Care Test Station
    A stationary unit designed to help facilitate the testing and storage of COVID-19 tests.
  • Home Exercise System for Knee Pain
    Creating an affordable, accessible, and effective home exercise device to target chronic knee pain.
  • Illuminating Mat for Visually Impaired Students
    Students at the Mary Cariola Center with visual impairments are attracted to light in rooms, often pulling their attention away from the teachers/lesson to look upwards at the ceiling lights. Lighted surfaces that provide contrast can help students focus on that surface and on any activity being performed on the lighted surface. The team was tasked with creating a mat suitable for children that illuminates in order to draw the student’s attention downward.
  • Improved Neck Brace
    A cervical orthotic for patients experiencing head drop due to neuromuscular diseases, such as ALS. The brace will focus on support, comfort, and controlled motion.
  • Interactive Detection Robot
    Using the interactive detection robot, the user will be able to wirelessly control the device and visually see its surroundings using the camera module. The RPLidar enables a 360° view of the robot’s environment.
  • Mary Cariola Classroom Aids
    The Mary Cariola Classroom Aids project focused on developing LED light panels to refocus the attention of visually impaired students. Our solution includes 4 individual panels, as well as a stand that can rotate to three different angles to help accommodate various students.
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Radiation Exposure Reduction
    A creative device to protect medical professional from radiation with females physiques in mind
  • Realtime Audio Visualization
    Using a rope of LEDs, connected to a Raspberry Pi with our software, we will read the audio signal from an HDMI cable and display colors on the LED strip that match the tone of the music. . The goal of our project is to be able to create a visualization to convey a similar feeling to people that are unable to hear the music.
  • Safe Patient Transfer
    A new mechanism for patient transfers that will minimize the prevalence of back injuries in nurses during lateral patient transfers, while sustaining the safety of the patients.
  • Spica Chair
    A chair specifically designed to safely and comfortably sit infants and young children that are immobilized by a cast that spans from the mid abdomen to the ankle, all while allowing proper social and cognitive development. The chair incorporates extra space for the casted torso and legs, as well as multiple aspects of adjustability to fit the wide range of children sizes and to fit under tables of varying heights.
  • Urine Detection: Detection with Dignity
    A device to detect urinary incontinence due to loss of bladder control.
  • Wearable Fitness Tracker
    Stay motivated to keep up with your fitness goals by taking care of a virtual pet!