Past Projects

2019-2020 Projects

Quantifiable Assessment of Parkinson’s Disease through Apple Watch Extension
Henry Kim, Becka Padgett*, Alyzeh Rizvi (RISD-ID)*, and Shailen Sampath
Clinical Advisor: Wael Asaad

Novel 3D Printed Digital Prosthetic with Motor-Based Actuation for P1 Amputees
Daphne Chen (RISD-Textiles)*, Eric Dubois, Vidur Madhav (RISD-ID)*, Ji Hyung Moon (RISD-ID)*, and Leah Peipert
Clinical Advisor: Reena Bhatt

A Novel Expanding Vaginal Dilator with Biometric Feedback to Treat Vaginismus and Vaginal Stenosis
Michelle Adler, Reetam Ganguli (IC)*, Riya Kesari (RISD-ID)*, and Isobel Rountree
Clinical Advisor: Don Dizon

A Dynamic Rocking Wheelchair for Reducing Symptoms of Agitation Associated with Dementia and Delirium in Elderly Patients
Kai Akinloye-Brown, Joyce Chang (RISD-ID)*, Becka Padgett*, Meghna Krishnagiri Tupal*, and Halo Yun (RISD-Textiles)
Clinical Advisor: Marybeth Marshall              

Shape-Memory Cardiothoracic Pacing Leads
Jessica Hile (RISD-ID), Christian Landis*, Alicia Rocha, Sumaiya Sayeed*, and Victoria Vafaee
Clinical Advisor: Neel Sodha

Modification to the AccuBoost Brachytherapy System for Improved Immobilization
Norbesida Bagabila*, Arthur Chen, Ghazi Ghumman (ECON)*, and Anna House
Clinical Advisor: David Wazer

Gregory Boudreau-Fine (EE) and Abigail Kohler

*participated in project for one semester

2018-2019 Projects

Radial aortic clamping to declutter the surgical field and protect aortic tissue during open heart surgery
Jessica Bellows, Hannah Safford, Elisa Bye*, and Nathan Housberg (APMA)*
Clinical Advisor: Neel Sodha (RI & The Miriam Hospitals)

Ergonomic probe adapter to minimize hand injuries in ultrasound technicians
Paula Choconta, Rachel Walker, and Joy Aso*
Clinical Advisor: Erika Werner (Women and Infants Hospital)

A hands-free smoke evacuation system to mitigate workplace risk associated with cautery procedures
Carly Kabelac, Sorathan (Mike) Munckong, Ankita Sharma (CSCI), and Emily Borkowski*
Clinical Advisor: Divya Sharma

Automated slide sheets to assist lateral patient turning during labor and delivery
Allison Bellows, Christina Nguyen, Selena Tully, and Soobin Wang*
Clinical Advisor: Elizabeth Howard (Women and Infants Hospital)

A reliable and efficient device to secure umbilical catheter lines used for premature infants
Itzel Aponte, Grace Choi, Tanaya Puranik, and Adriana Trejo-Sheu
Clinical Advisor: Ravi D’Cruz (Women and Infants Hospital)

Steerable guide tubes for multisite deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Monita Minea, Abby Skerker, and Tom Skipper
Clinical Advisor: Wael Assad (RI & The Miriam Hospitals)

Implanted port visualization for reducing time for venous access in the pediatric emergency department
Colette Bare, Hannah Blakely, Kelly Williams, and Sumaiya Sayeed*
Clinical Advisor: Sakina Sojar (Hasbro Children's Hospital)

Oxygeno: a novel device with enhanced seal for positive pressure ventilation
Marcus Chao (RISD-ID)*, Zachary Neronha*, and Brian Vuong*
Clinical Advisors: Paul Akerman (RI & The Miriam Hospitals) and Sakina Sojar (Hasbro Children's Hospital)

Adaptable Upper Limb Haptic Feedback Touch Sensory System for Pre-existing Prostheses
Beatriz de Arruda*, Madeleine Gaw (MechE)*, Jessica Kim (RISD-Textiles)*, and Daniel Yang*
Clincal Advisor: Reena Bhatt (RI, Hasbro Children's, & The Miriam Hospitals)

Simplified wearable solutions for long-term, cost-effective heart rhythm monitoring
Elisa Bye*, Charlotte Merzbacher*, and Sarah Nicita (NEUR/RISD-Textiles)*
Clinical Advisor: Shawna Cutting (RI & The Miriam Hospitals)

*participated in project for one semester

2017-2018 Projects*

Polymeric Electrode Placement Catheter Design for Easy Removal in Deep Brain Stimulation
Students: Owen Leary, Rohan Rastogi, Zakir Tahiry, Noah Trac
Clinical Advisor: Wael Asaad (RI & The Miriam Hospitals)

Weight Bearing Tracker for Stander Therapy of Non-Ambulatory Children
Students: Madison Kuhn, Dana Leichter, Mikayla Tinus
Clinical Advisors: Trey Crisco, Megan Wilkins (Meeting Street)

An Innovative Room Divider to Transform Parental Experience and Reduce Stress in the NICU
Students: Anne Beier, Mark Hays, Emily Holtzman (RISD-Textiles), Keenan Line
Clinical Advisor: Ravi D’Cruz (Women & Infants Hospital)

An Audiovisual Interface to Facilitate Parental Bonding in the NICU
Students: Blas Lezcano, Frosina Pancheva, Zach Ricca, Lucy Yip (RISD-Industrial Design)
Clinical Advisor: Ravi D’Cruz (Women & Infants Hospital)

RiseUP: Universal Prosthetic Socket
Students: Alexander Lo, Matthew Lo, Franklin Tarke (MechE)
Clinical Advisors: Braden Fleming, Michael Nunnery, Northeast Orthotics

Project Ascend: An Adjustable Pylon for Pediatric Lower Limb Devices
Students: Justin Lee, Luke Morales, Claire Sise
Clinical Advisors: Christopher Bull, Braden Fleming, Michael Nunnery, Northeast Orthotics

Interactive Social Robot for Calming Agitated Senior Patients in the ER
Students: Adil Akif, Joshua Daniel, Anthony Minnah
Clinical Advisor: Alison Hayward (RI, The Miriam, and Newport Hospitals)

Lab on a Chip Device for Detection of Malaria from Blood Samples
Students: Zahra Ahmed, Amber Buhagiar, Lilibeth Martinez, Lucy Yip (RISD-Industrial Design)
Clinical Advisor: Ian Michelow (RI & Hasbro Children's Hospital)

Laparoscopic Stapler Adaptor for One Handed Use
Students: Elizabeth Bixler, Amelia Khoo, Bonnie Marcus
Clinical Advisor: Adena Osband (RI & The Miriam Hospitals)

EmboNet: Double-layered Pocketed Filter for Embolic Protection in Aortic Cannulation Cardiothoracic Surgeries
Students: Berke Buyukkucak, Celina Hsieh, Emily Holtzman (RISD-Textiles), Gian Ignacio, Ileana Pirozzi
Clinical Advisor: Neel Sodha (RI & The Miriam Hospitals)

*one semester course

2016-2017 Projects*

Pain Detection by Electro-spinogram (ESG)
Students: Matthew Chin, Khari Goosby, Sean McGrath, Alexandros Rosakis
Clinical Advisor: Dr. Carl Saab (RI Hospital)

Ergonomics of Transradial Catheterization
Students: Henry Cryst, Eileen Maysek, Grant Menon, Kelsey Sandquist
Clinical Advisor: Dr. Herbert Aronow (RI & The Miriam Hospitals)

Heart Valve Suture Assist Device
Students: Kathryne Chamberlain, Kurt Pianka, Shivaali Maddali, Patrick Zhang
Clinical Advisor: Dr. Neel Sodha (RI & The Miriam Hospitals)

Improving the Neonatal Laryngoscope
Students: Aminah Lawal, Isabella Martinez, Shababa Matin, Miranda Olson
Clinical Advisor: Dr. Ravi D’Cruz (Women and Infants Hospital)

Infant Lumbar Puncture Assist Device
Students: Chinedu Irofuala, Maximilian Lowndes, Maria Paredes, Jackie Vu
Clinical Advisors: Drs. Brian Alverson (Hasbro Children's Hospital) & Ravi D’Cruz (Women and Infants Hospital)

Post-Transplant Kidney Monitoring
Students: Marina Adrianzen Fonseca, Cynthia Hale-Phillips, Saisanjana Kalagara, Regine Rosas
Clinical Advisors: Drs. Reginald Gohh & Paul Morrissey (RI Hospital)

Redesigning the Transilluminator for Neonatal Blood Draw
Students: Christina Andrews, Kabisa Baughen, Shannon Crowley, Sarah Syrop
Clinical Advisor: Dr. Ravi D’Cruz (Women and Infants Hospital)

Novel Ultrasound Stand-Off Cuff
Students: Victor Dang, Christina Lusi, Madison Woo, Jonathan Yakubov
Clinical Advisor: Dr. Michael Beland (RI & The Miriam Hospitals)

*one semester course