Port Camera

 

This project focused on a novel port camera system for laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery. This project was in collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Schoen in the Department of Surgery at CU-Anschutz.

VSD Camera

 

This project focused on a novel camera system for viewing Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD). This project was in collaboration with Dr. Max Mitchell at CU-Anschutz and The Children’s Hospital.

Robotic Capsule Endoscope (RCE)

 

This project focuses on a developing a mobile robotic capsule endoscope (RCE) for exploration of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Schoen in the Department of Surgery at CU-Anschutz and Dr. Xiaoli Zhang in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.

Pain Quantification

 

This project focuses on accurately measuring patient pain response to computer controlled pressure stimuli. This project is in collaboration with Drs. Vikas Patel and Emily Lindley in the Department of Orthopedics at CU-Anschutz.

Boutonniere Brace

 

This project focused on developing a novel brace for treatment of boutonniere deformities.  Design goals included integrating heat and massage therapy into a brace that provides improved comfort, blood circulation, and no pinch points.

Tissue Fusion

 

This project focuses on exploring heating/pressure gradients in electrocautery. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Virginia Ferguson, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU-Boulder, and is sponsored by Conmed.

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NSF Surface Micro-Patterning

 

The research objective of this NSF funded research project is to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms that are responsible for contact, adhesion, and friction interactions between micro-patterned surfaces and soft fluid-coated substrates. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Kurt Maute in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU-Boulder.

 

Advanced Medical Technologies Laboratory at CU Boulder

Intraoperative Tissue Palpation

 

This project focuses on intraoperative wireless palpation.  This project is in collaboration with Dr. Pietro Valdastri, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University.

NSF Cognitive Ethnographies of Engineering Design (CEED)

 

The objective of this EArly-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) project is to understand the design practices of contemporary engineering workplace and to understand how the design process is organized. A related purpose is to understand how professional practices relate to nominally similar practices in university engineering classes, and how any continuities and discontinuities between work and school might inform efforts to design engineering classes. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Kevin O’Connor in School of Education at CU-Boulder and Dr. Daria Kotys-Schwartz in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU-Boulder.