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Design and Development of a Safe and Effective Upper Gastrointestinal Foreign Body Extraction Device

Current limitations in gastrointestinal foreign body extraction devices cause the removal of esophageal food impactions to take 30-90 minutes and involve upwards of nine devices. The product development team is developing the EndoViper upper gastrointestinal foreign body extraction medical device. EndoViper provides an innovative solution to esophageal food bolus impactions using industry standard best practices […]

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Electrocatalytic and Optical Properties of Various Hydrogen-Production Catalysts Immobilized at a Polymer-nanoITO Interface

Human-engineered systems capable of converting sunlight and water to fuels offer a promising approach to a sustainable energy future. One strategy includes coupling light-capture components with molecular catalysts, capable of accelerating energetically demanding chemical transformations. This project aims to enhance the state of solar hydrogen production by immobilizing light capturing porphyrin-dyes with molecular catalysts on […]

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MYO Integrated Hand Prosthesis

Functional prosthetics cost anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000 USD, making it difficult for many amputees around the globe to obtain the help they need to perform everyday tasks. The MYO-Integrated Hand Prosthesis project is a fully functional, 3D printable prosthetic that can be made for under $300. The prosthetic is equipped with an Electromyography (EMG) […]

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Parallel Exo-Skeletal Vehicle

Exoskeletons allow the user to carry more, move more efficiently, and reduce metabolic costs of such activities. However, the Exoskeleton itself must be carried by the strength of the user, thus offsetting the metabolic advantage provided by the device. This research explores the potential to create an Exoskeleton that is self-supporting. The research will focus […]

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Soft Robotic Mobility Device

The purpose of this research is to develop an air pumping device that improves the mobility and effectiveness of a soft robotic medical device. This research was done by optimizing limiting factors such as weight, size, and air intake effectiveness for the medical devices. Using linear actuators and an air tank/plunger system, the air pump […]

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Blood Based Mass Spectrometry Assay for Rapid Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a threat to millions of people, partly due to poor sputum-based diagnostic techniques which poses detection limitations to susceptible victims, such as pediatrics, Extrapulmonary TB, and HIV positive patients. As such, the World Health Organization has called for better methods of diagnosing Tuberculosis. A blood-based Mass Spectrometry (MS) assay has proved inclusiveness […]

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Application of Axiomatic Distance Calculation of Incomplete Rankings in Genomics

The purpose of this project is to gain valuable insights about causal relationships between different sets of genes and diseases by designing ranking aggregation methods. The lack of comprehensive data that can tie alterations in gene expressions with specific diseases has driven scientists to use ranking aggregation methods to analyze the effect of gene-alterations on […]

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