Biomedical Engineering (BME)

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 industry partners 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.

Contact Information:

Amy L Lerner – Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Amy.lerner@rochester.edu

Scott Seidman – Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Scott.seidman@rochester.edu

BME Design Projects

Dr. Drain – Surgical Drain Securement Device
A surgical drain is placed within an internal wound site to prevent fluid from accumulating in the body throughout the patient’s recovery. A suture is currently used to secure the …
Cautery Phantom
The cautery phantom senior design team will engineer and improve a system that will arrest artificial blood flow in response to electrocautery in a tissue phantom manufactured by Simulated Inanimate …
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 …
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 …
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. …
Pediatric Food Extraction
The aim of this project was to design a device capable of removing impacted food boluses in pediatric patients both more efficiently and more quickly compared to current industry standards.
Blood Volume Tracker
To create a device that is minimally invasive that will be used to measure a patient's blood composition (hematocrit and blood plasma) using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to track changes in …
A Device For Identifying Microplastics
We are designing a device that will provide a cost-effective method for characterizing whether a particle in water is a plastic or nonplastic, as well as categorizing the subtype of …
TKA Infection Control
After a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery, some patients experience infection at the surgical site. This infection is often associated with the formation of bacterial biofilm, and in order to …
BrainFreeze
BrainFreeze is creating a brain temperature probe noninvasive to cerebral parenchymal tissue. The purpose of this probe is to monitor selective hypothermia during stroke intervention procedures in the operating room.
Laryngoscope Solutions
Lip damage can occur during the intubation procedure with a laryngoscope. One way to mitigate this would be to create a training tool that will improve the users’ awareness of …
Bladder Phantom
Our team is working to design and develop a functional bladder phantom that sits in a model of the human torso. This model is to be used in the validation …
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. …
Tracheostomy Securement
Our project is to design a device that can quantitatively measure the securement of a tracheostomy, therefore, prevent postoperative complications and provide hospital staff with more information for further research. …
Abscess Model for Photodynamic Therapy
Designing an accurate abscess model for photodynamic therapy testing.
Ultrasound Probe Stabilizer
Undesired motion of the Sonavex, Inc. EchoSure probe is often imparted during the vascular ultrasound imaging process, leading to undesired artifacts within the collected scans that can render the data …