April 2014

Aida - Independence Through Assistive Technology

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: 
Johns Hopkins University
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2014

Developing the Antionette, a robotic assistive eating device that uses a custom utensil, providing users with limited mobility the ability to eat independently.

Caydian

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: 
Stanford University
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2014

Developing a suite of products to improve the quality of life of children and families affected by pediatric sleep disorders.

My-Rhythm

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2014

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.

Stasys: A Device-Based Treatment for Type II Diabetes

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: 
Johns Hopkins University
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2014

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.

Briteseed

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: 
Northwestern University
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2014

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.

Contour Medical

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: 
North Carolina State University
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2014

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.

IMFDevices

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Yale University
Principal Investigator: 
Yale University
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2014

A portable device that can detect low amounts of bacteria in large volmues of liquid faster and cheaper than current methods.

Inkjet Printed Diagnostic Test Strips: Improving Livelihoods and Access to Healthcare

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus
Principal Investigator: 
Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2014

Low-cost urinary tract infection (UTI) diagnostic test strips that can be manufactured for less than two cents each by using a regular inkjet printer.

Neptune Diagnostics / B&F Alert

Stage 1 E-Team Grantees

Recipient Institution: 
University of California, Irvine
Principal Investigator: 
University of California, Irvine
Grant Amount: 
$5,000
Year: 
2014

A molecular diagnostic test to detect the bacteria that cause bulking and foaming conditions in wastewater treatment plants.