Senior Design

In the senior year, all BME students are required to take a two-semester capstone course: Biomedical Engineering Design. Students work within a team to tackle an open-ended design project in biomedical engineering. The class builds upon all previous BME coursework, and also includes industrial elements such as entrepreneurship, market research and regulatory considerations. Every project is mentored by at least one BME faculty member. Students end their final semester with a demonstration of their prototype device and are judged by a panel of faculty and invited guests from industry.

(Course instructors, Prof. Elizabeth Hillman and Dr. Aaron Kyle)

CLASS OF 2014 PROJECTS

Acunex Auscultaid
BeatsFM Downright
Invisicath Lifeart
Liftoff Myrun
Prevcon Albatross
TKAone  

 

Projects from Previous Years

CLASS OF 2013

 

Allosense
Innovators in food allergen detection

 

BabyBreath
Supplemental oxygen for infants

   

 

EPiLARM
Reliable seizure detection devices

 

Koolinda
Protection for your vaccines

   

 

Laparoclean
Solution to cleaning laparoscope lens

 

Mbubye
Mosquito trap distributed by humanitarian organizations

   


Pronostics
Promotion of posture to relieve back pain

 

OddSquad
Preventing pressure sores

   

 

Ontrack
Improving postoperative knee injury rehabilitation

 

SpinatapTech
Safe collection of cerebrospinal fluid in infants

   

 

 

CLASS OF 2012

SoundPlay
Advisor: Prof. Olson

VoiceCount Surgical
Advisor: Prof. Sia

NewRevolution
Advisor: Prof. Guo

Oralieve
Advisor: Prof. Morrison

EzTrach
Advisor: Prof. Hess

Nuruvin
Advisor: Prof. Jacobs

IncuVive
Advisor: Prof. Kam

Tampostat
Advisor: Prof Huang

CLASS OF 2011

ArterReach
Femoral artery access
Advisor: Prof. Ateshian

Bundled Up
Neonatal devices
Advisor: Prof. Hung

ImagineLabs
Autism therapy
Advisor: Prof. Huang

JaundiCure
Jaundice phototherapy
Advisor: Prof. Sia

JondeKin
Jaundice detector
Advisor: Prof. Hielscher

REBL
Ventriculoperitoneal shunts
Advisor: Prof. Hess 

SurgiTherm
Surgical patient body heat maintenance
Advisor: Prof. Vunjak-Novakovic

Uzima
Neonatal vital signs monitor
Advisor: Prof. Kam

ClASS of 2010

Soundspy
Assistive headphones
Advisor: Prof. Huang

Stead-Ease
Tremor reducing device
Advisor: Prof. Hung

Procar
Smart trocar
Advisor: Prof. Ateshian

AsthmaID
Asthma tracking device
Advisor: Prof. Kam

debrideX Surgical
Advanced ENT surgical tool
Advisor: Prof. Hess

StillRad
Radiation Oncology head restraint
Advisors: Profs. Jacobs/Laine

BornReady
Ventilator for developing world
Advisors: Profs. Sia/Po/Polin

Cervetics
Smart cervical dialator
Advisor: Prof. Hung

Pro Knee
Advisor: Prof. Sajda

CLASS OF 2009 PROJECTS

UriPatch
Hydration monitoring device
Advisor: Prof. Clark Hung

Infranostics
Breast Imaging / monitoring technology
Advisor: Prof. Andreas Hielscher

smArt Maps
SMA Motion tracker
Advisor: Prof. Elisa Konofagou 

Swim Sense
Anti-drowning device
Advisor: Prof. Gerard Ateshian 

GlucoVision
Advisor: Prof. Christopher Jacobs 

The Heat Elite
Wireless core body temperature and heart rate monitor
Advisor: Prof. Lance Kam 

Hearing Mate
Assistive device for the hearing impaired
Advisor: Prof. Elizabeth Olson

Green Dot
Refrigerator accessory for pharmaceutical storage
Advisor: Prof. Samuel Sia

Graviance
Gravity Neutral Orthotic for SMA children
Advisor: Prof. Barclay Morrison

iTrek
Spatial / Audio encoder for the visually impaired
Advisor: Prof. Edward Guo

CLASS OF 2008 PROJECTS

BreakAway

Drug delivery device incorporating EKG-based monitoring and event prediction.
Advisor: Prof Kevin Costa.


Heads Up!

Concussion-predictive device for young athletes.
Advisor: Prof Ed Guo.


IndeTech

Gravity-neutral orthotic for children with spinal muscular atrophy.
Advisor: Prof Barclay Morrison


iQueue*

Pill dispenser, organizer and scheduler (National Design Competition).
Advisor: Prof Lance Kam


Orthometrics

Exercise-cycle based evaluation of ACL repair.
Advisor: Prof Clark Hung
 

Recovery Tracker

Wireless foot pressure / roll sensor for runners
Advisor: Prof Paul Sajda


RespoRite

Neonatal ventilator for developing countries.
Advisor: Prof Sam Sia


Smartview

Motion-capture system for evaluation of children with spinal muscular atrophy.
Advisor: Prof Elisa Konofagou

*Participating in the RERC-AMI Senior Design Competition http://www.rerc-ami.org/ami/projects/d/2/2/announce/

IQueue won second place in the RERC-AMI Senior Design Competition 2008.

(Course instructors, Prof. Elizabeth Hillman and Prof. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic)


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