This project took advantage of three convergent trends: the emergence of low-cost 3D design software and fabrication, the increasing adoption of the “lean startup” approach in modeling new ventures, and the economic cost of healthcare in the U.S. is development of alternative, affordable services and products to provide access for both served and un-served patient populations.
The Behrend College worked with a Knowledge Park partner in an Open Laboratory Environment to develop the physical practitioner interface of a device designed to use ultrasonic technology to remove plaque buildup in patients susceptible to stroke.
The goal of this project is to improve perioperative flow in hospitals by creating an app that will update a specific surgical patient’s healthcare providers of their status and location in the hospital throughout their stay and operation.
This design project focuses on the design and fabrication of the first point-of-use microfluidic device capable of electrochemical detection and quantification of arsenic levels in groundwater sources.
Each year for the past five years, sophomore engineering students at James Madison University work to design and build human-powered vehicles for a community member with needs very different from their own as a result of cerebral palsy.