Global Health

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 …
Biochar Bricks for Building Materials
Create building materials for developing countries from waste plastic and biochar, and compare to concrete standard.
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. …
DIY COVID-19 Mask
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are developing a mask that offers superior function in a fraction of the manufacturing time when compared to many emerging 3D printed mask …
Investigating Materials for Simulating Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Surgery
Identify Near Infrared transparent polymers to simulate human tissue for surgical training applications at UR Medical Center.
Kidney Model Polymer: Developing a stable model for surgical simulation
Development of polymers to simulate kidney tissues for surgical training of medical students at UR Medical Center.
Meramec Suction-Elevator
For spinal surgeons who face difficulty visualizing the nerve root during spinal decompressions, the Meramec suction/elevator is a surgical instrument that combines multiple instrument functions to free surgeons' hands and …
NFL Helmet Challenge
Helmets in the NFL are not effective enough to safeguard the health of the players. Players sustain concussions which can not only bench them, but leave life-long brain damage from …
Temporary Sternal Spacer
Various post-operative complications may lead cardiac surgeons to opt for delayed sternal closure following open heart surgeries. Patients’ sterna are left open and they are cared for in the intensive …
The Ten-μ HemoLock Clamp
Ten-μ solutions plans to introduce time and cost savings to the operating room (OR) through application-specific single-use instrumentation. Our instrument will allow surgeons to position and tension vessel loops at …
Ugandan Water Project India Mark II Tailpiece Design
Limit entry of abrasive sediment into India Mark II handpump for Ugandan Water Project.
URMC-CTSI Networking Rhythm Badge Analysis
In this project, we want to apply DSC and machine learning techniques to identify and analyze group communication and interaction patterns from the data collected, e.g. “Who interacts with whom” …