Projects

The University of Pittsburgh is developing the ThreadRiteIV Catheter to improve the placement of peripheral intravenous catheters.



Solving the global problem of providing phototherapy to treat neonatal jaundice anywhere.



Changing the way clinicians diagnose middle ear infections to decrease the amount of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions and reduce healthcare costs.



William J Weiss, PhD, of Penn State College of Medicine is leading efforts to develop the ThoraciCair to reduce the need for invasive and other labor-intensive techniques to treat respiratory distress syndrome in children.



Developing an adjustable prosthetic liner to revolutionize the fit and function of prosthetics.



A device to dynamically stabilize the hip in patients with dysplasia who must undergo an open surgical procedure, where, post-operatively, natural movement promoting healing and re-development is allowed.



A bone access system proposed by Actuated Medical, of Bellefonte, Pa., aims to reduce patient discomfort, improve the success rate for first-attempt samples, reduce clinician fatigue, and shorten procedure times for bone biopsy and bone marrow aspiration procedures.



PeriPath is the first access tool that enables single incision delivery of cardiac therapies to the pericardial space under direct visualization.



ENTvantage Diagnostics, of Austin, Texas, is developing a device to improve the accuracy of diagnosis of sinusitis (sinus infections).

 



A compact and comfortable smart ankle orthosis for children with cerebral palsy (CP), to help them walk more easily and for longer distances.