Developing an easy-to-use, highly accurate circadian research tool consisting of specially modified eye-glass frames that resolve light intensity in the vicinity of the eye as a function of wavelength.
Gastric bypass surgery leads to the remission of type II diabetes in up to 98% of patients, but it is invasive. This team is developing a less invasive solution which mimics the therapeutic effects of surgery by preventing absorption of nutrients in the proximal gut and blocking key hormonal pathways, leading to diabetic remission.
Developing SafeSnips, a device that will provide surgeons with real-time information about the surgical field as they operate, allowing them to navigate vasculature and alerting them to the presence of a sensitive artery or vein before a dangerous cut is made.
Almost half of the patients experience chronic post-surgical pain after a thoracotomy--a surgical procedure in which a surgeon spreads a patient’s ribs to gain access to target organs. This team is developing a rib retractor that conforms to the shape of each patient’s body in order to reduce applied forces along the ribs and improve outcomes.