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Needle Tracking System

The motivation for the project is to design a method for tracking a needle, steered by permanent magnets, inside the human body while performing targeted drug delivery. A small tube will trail the needle while it makes its way to a tumor sight and is also used as part of the tracking method. By knowing […]

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Treatment of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Clots Through Histotripsy

Acute upper gastrointestinal (GI)  bleeding results in 20,000 deaths annually in the United States. The issue with acute upper GI bleeding is locating and removing an excessive amount of blood clots obstructing the location and visualization of the wound. This problem results in invasive procedures and blood transfusions. We are proposing a device that utilizes […]

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Treatment of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Clots Through Histotripsy

Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding results in 20,000 deaths annually in the United States. The current issue is in locating and removing an excessive amount of blood clots obstructing the location and visualization of the wound resulting in invasive procedures and multiple blood transfusions. This device is composed of a focused transducer that emits high-intensity focused […]

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The Adaptive Omphalocele Protective Device

The Adaptive Omphalocele Protective Device is a novel medical device created in partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH), which helps families safely transport their children born with an omphalocele birth defect. An omphalocele is a birth defect in which the abdominal organs of the child balloon out of the abdomen. This defect leads to complications with transporting […]

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Design and Control of a Soft Robotic Ankle-Foot Orthosis

For physical therapists working with patients with foot and ankle injuries, it is imperative that they have mechanical help with the rehabilitation process. However, existing solutions are cumbersome and stationary. To combat this problem, researchers are engineering a device using light-weight, flexible soft robotics that a patient would wear over the foot that would aid […]

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Octopus Arm Muscles in Relation to Arm Use for Bioinspired Robotics

The objective is to study the musculature of Octopus arms for use in Bioinspired Robotics.  Previous literature presents the idea of uniform muscle layering. The lab has found this not to be the case as the muscle layers change proximal to distal (base to tip). Correlations between the transverse and longitudinal muscle layers indicate specialized […]

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Cranial Crown: A Pediatric Headset for Transcranial Doppler

Transcranial doppler can be used to detect seizure and stroke during cardiac surgery. There is currently no feasible transcranial doppler headset for use on pediatric patients in the operating room. The Cranial Crown allows for high adjustability in doppler probe placement while reducing the risk of pressure sores. The quick placement and removal of the […]

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