Each year, biomedical engineering students partner with companies and institutions to solve real-world engineering problems through developing prototype medical devices and research instruments. We are grateful to our clinical partners, members of the community and collaborators for the opportunity to address their challenges. Their dedication to improving health care has inspired our students to apply, develop and demonstrate their creative talents and engineering expertise.
2021 – 2022 has been an unusual year, to say the least. However our students have shown persistence, ingenuity and empathy as they developed these proof-of-concept prototypes. We are very proud of their efforts and hope you enjoy reviewing their designs.
BME Design Projects
- Automated HistologyOur team focuses on automating the mounting process of histology and our device would work together with microtome.
- Baxter Smart RoomThe Baxter Smart room team has designed a prototype to address smart infusion pump related problems that harm the patient experience in hospitals.
- Cervical Spine DiaryA one or two sentence description of your project.
- CT-Guided Angle DeviceOur device is designed to stabilize needle entry and advancement at set angles during CT-guided procedures.
- Fall PreventionOur device uses accelerometers to detect unassisted bed-exit motion to prevent falls in hospitals.
- JungleCup SurveillanceThe JungleCup is a small, portable, and weather-proof device that can operate in various Costa Rican environments that attracts and traps mosquitoes to determine the prevalence of dengue virus.
- Less Scary Cast RemovalOur project is to design an alternative device or system that removes orthopedic casts and is less scary than the current cast saw device.
- Neonatal CPAP MaskOur project aims to design an improved neonatal CPAP mask that reduces the amount of pressure exerted on the neonate’s delicate skin and detects air leakage at the mask-neonate interface.
- Nerve Conduction Velocity Measurement For Intraoperative Positioning Nerve DamageA device aiming to prevent peripheral nerve damage during surgery and simplify operating room procedures.
- Smart Hip Broaching SystemThe Smart Hip Broaching System is a device intended to collect data on impaction force and rotational movements during the broaching process in total hip arthroplasty (THA). The system will provide live feedback of this data and guide the orthopedic surgeon toward optimal placement of the femoral stem during surgery.
- TILT ON THE TOILETA device to improve the quality of life of individuals suffering from neurogenic bowel.
- Vascular Access SafeguardOur team is focusing on creating a tamper-evident device that will protect the access port of all vascular access. Our device is also meant to reduce central line bloodstream infections (CLABSI) associated with intentional and unintentional tampering.