Medical

Abscess Model for Photodynamic Therapy
Designing an accurate abscess model for photodynamic therapy testing.
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 …
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 …
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.
Carotid Artery Access
Brief Description: vasSecure aims to decrease carotid artery dissection rates during Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedures by improving access and stability. The device allows surgeons to properly tension the artery …
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. …
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 …
Clustering Methods for Finding Insights in Patient Reported Data
We were given a patient reported symptoms dataset PRO-CTCAE and applied a variety of clustering methods. The clusters were then statistically tested for associations with a selection of outcomes such …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Minuo Retrieval System
The MRS is a specimen retrieval device that offers surgeons a way to remove malignant specimens during laparoscopic procedures without significantly widening minimally invasive incisions. The proposed device would use …
Operation VENTURE
A major challenge presented by the COVID-19 crisis is the limited number of caregivers that can attend to the influx of patients requiring ventilators. Our alarm app and sensor system …
Optigraft Skin Graft Mesher
Skin grafts are commonly used for wound closure and are cut with a mesh pattern to expand their coverage area. They are thin, delicate, painful to harvest, and easily damaged …
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.
PortVision: Minimally Invasive Surgical Port to Reduce Muscle Creep
Our project focuses on solving the need to decrease the amount of muscle obstruction during minimally invasive lumbar surgeries in order to increase the surgeon’s visualization of the surgical field. …
Re-Align: Fracture Fixation Assistant
Tibial shaft fractures are a common injury and may require surgical intervention. During our team's observation of trauma surgeries at Strong Memorial Hospital, we found the procedure was inefficient. Tools …