January 2014

ChallTech, LLC

Stage 2 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Lehigh University
Principal Investigator: 
na
Grant Amount: 
$20,000
Year: 
2014

A way to capture a rowers' workout data on a mobile device, synchronize it with an online website and provide an online team management system.

Trash 2 Cash-Energy

Stage 2 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
University of South Florida
Principal Investigator: 
na
Grant Amount: 
$10,000
Year: 
2014

A catalytic process that turns an environmentally harmful byproduct of decaying garbage into fuel that could powers the fleet of garbage trucks.

HMSolution

Stage 2 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Brown University
Principal Investigator: 
na
Grant Amount: 
$20,000
Year: 
2014

A water filtration system that reduces arsenic and heavy metals concentrations to safe levels and requires little to no maintenance for 10+ years.

OttoClave

Stage 2 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Case Western Reserve University
Principal Investigator: 
na
Grant Amount: 
$20,000
Year: 
2014

A new autoclave, designed for rural health clinics in South Asia, which simplifies the sterilization process by giving users instructions in their native language and telling them when instruments are completely cleaned.

ProVazo

Stage 2 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
University of Virginia
Principal Investigator: 
na
Grant Amount: 
$20,000
Year: 
2014

A minimalistic device that allows for pain-free blood sampling.

CheckMate: Disposable Timers For Healthcare Events

Stage 2 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Principal Investigator: 
na
Grant Amount: 
$19,963
Year: 
2014

A color-changing, disposable sticker that lets medical personnel know when a commonly used device—IVs, wound dressings, catheters—needs to be replaced.

Kohana: The First Discreetly Wearable Compression Breast Pump

Stage 2 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: 
na
Grant Amount: 
$20,000
Year: 
2014

A hands-free, concealable, and quiet breast pump that women can use discreetly in the presence of others.

Previously funded E-Team grants

Stage 1 E-Team Program grantees (receiving $5k each):

Stage 2 E-Team Program grantees (receiving $20k each):
AssureFit Chest Tube Stabilizer (Clemson University)
A device that properly aligns and secures a chest tube within the pleural cavity.
 
BioD (Georgetown University)
A low-cost anaerobic digester that effectively delivers cooking fuel for households in rural communities.
 
Dr Addams (Case Western Reserve University)
A surgical simulator that teaches nurses how to hand surgical instruments to the operating surgeon—including instrument identification, instrument placement, speed, and providing sufficient placement force—in a way that is more realistic than the training and practice methods currently available. 
  
 
Haiti Electrical Alliance Team: Moveable Grid (University of Colorado at Boulder)
A battery unit designed for use in Haiti that can be charged from either 220 V sources (the grid, diesel generators) or direct current sources (solar panels). 
 
Medishine (Oaklahoma State University)
A new point-of-care treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 
 
MegaMatter (California Polytechnic The first non-toxic flame retardeant alternative to HBCD, a toxic flame retardant recently banned by over 160 countries at the United Nation's Stockholm Convention. 
 
Mobius SLIP (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
A Learning Management System that takes students and teachers beyond Peer grading to a social learning environment that promotes creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. 
 
Nonspec (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
A low cost, durable prosthetic for developing countries that can "grow" with a child, decreasing the number of prosthetics he or she requires over time. 
 
PathMeT (Pathway Measurement Tool) (University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus)
A device that can measure pathways for current Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines such as cross slope, running slope, roughness and level change, aimed at helping the entities responsible for development, construction, and evaluation of pathway surfaces comply with government regulations. 
 
Point-of-Care Blood Typing Microdevice (Michigan Technological University)
A portable, low-cost, easy to use device that can quickly identify a person's blood type without using perishable antibodies. 
 
R-ARM: Robotic Assistive Reaching Mechanism (Rice University)
A two-joint robotic arm that attaches to the back of a wheelchair and serves as a reach assistant, helping with upper-body limitations retrieve objects. 
 
Team Safe-C (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
A user-friendly device that will safely and quickly disimpact the fetal head during Cesarean section, improving maternal and fetal outcomes. 
 
Vibronix (Purdue University)
A device that can provide comprehensive information on the condition of a patient's artery wall—particularly core plaque—in vivo, revolutionizing atherosclerosis diagnosis and treatment. 
 
Awair: Breathe Better Technology (Stanford University)
A device that reduces the pain and discomfort of an endotracheal tube by applying local anesthetic...
 
Disease Diagnostic Group (Case Western Reserve University)
A handheld malaria diagnosis device that provides a diagnosis in one minute with one drop of blood...
 
Hole Patch (Case Western Reserve University)
A non-toxic solution for cold-weather pothole repair that is faster, simpler, and cheaper than...
 
Nutrient Recovery & Upcycling (NRU), LLC (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
A technology to recover high-grade phosphorous from wastewater for use in agriculture and industry...
 
PoraDerm (Vanderbilt University)
An implantable, synthetic, biodegradable scaffold designed to help diabetic ulcer patients heal...
 
Innoblative Designs (Northwestern University)
A radiofrequency ablation probe designed for the unique challenges of breast cancer. The team:...
 
Rural Trade Communications (University of Colorado at Boulder)
An off the grid communication platform, supported by subscription fees, that will allow direct...
 
OncoFilter (The Ohio State University)
An easy-to-use screening kit which identifies certain forms of cancer during a (high risk) patient'...
 
PharmaCheck (Boston University)
A device to quickly and accurately screen medicines in the developing world to find out whether or...

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