We have pursued a number of novel medical devices and surgical tools. The Pain Quantification project focused on accurately measuring patient pain response to computer controlled pressure stimuli. This project was in collaboration with Drs. Vikas Patel and Emily Lindley in the Department of Orthopedics at CU-Anschutz. Our Intraoperative Tissue Palpation project focused on intraoperative wireless palpation. This project was in collaboration with Dr. Pietro Valdastri, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. The VSD Camera 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. The Port Camera 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. The Boutonniere Brace 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. Project funding and recent peer-reviewed papers are listed below.