A simple, functional, totally 3D-printed Finger for less than $300.
According to research, there are about 50,000 new finger amputations that occur yearly in the United States; and over 3 million without some part of a digit. Prosthetic use can be limited due to access and cost.
Our team wants to bring finger prosthetics to the masses by creating a simple completely 3D-printed finger prosthetic that can be ordered online in 10 minutes and cost less than 300 dollars. Simple in design but optimized in form; Fingy solves many problems.
Findings were presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting in San Francisco, the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in Chicago, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in San Antonio.
Winner of the 2022 Innovation of the Year at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons The Tank Innovation Competition.
Octopus Rib Stabilization is a patent-pending, innovative non-operative solution to improve rib stability following trauma. Patients who sustain blunt chest trauma have mortality and morbidity rates that are twice the corresponding rates prevalent among the younger population. See the impact of Rib Fractures in this Annals of Thoracic Medicine Article on Rib Fracture in Geriatric Patients.
Endolumik has developed a patent-pending fluorescence-guided esophagogastric calibration system (i.e. bougie) for use in bariatric and gastric surgery. The novel integration of near-infrared lighting with the intra-gastric stent is designed to improve visualization, situational awareness, consistency, and help reduce adverse events in robotic and laparoscopic operations. Surgical teams will have unprecedented visibility, which can improve efficiency and consistency.
"The Endolumik device enhances intraoperative visualization and efficiency during bariatric surgery, this technology can lead to safer surgeries and better outcomes." Dr. Keri Seymour, Duke Center foe Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery.
PILOT STUDY COMPLETED
Reduced work hours and funding have fueled an increase in simulation-based training for surgery residency programs. Certain simulation training can fail to enhance skills because of availability, cost, or low fidelity. There is a growing interest among training programs for a cost-effective surgical simulator to improve the basic skills and muscle memory of residents. We have developed H4nd3d to help trainees improve their proprioceptive and operative skills.
"Awesome simulator! Felt realistic, would be awesome to continue using for ongoing practice"
"This should be used in all orthopedic and plastic surgery training programs"
Stanford University Division of Plastic Surgery Residents
Over 6 Million patients are treated with an eye shield following surgeries such as cataract, retina, lasik, and reconstruction. According to research, 53% of those patients state the shields are uncomfortable which negatively affects compliance and outcomes. Approached by a Retina surgeon from Florida our team created a unique eye shield that is comfortable, easy to place, removable, and reusable. This premium shield has market disruption potential
The Viking Needle is a revolutionary new technology with patented shape-changing technology to improve arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. Stronger, stiffer, smaller but using the same surgery techniques Viking is well-positioned to disrupt this nearly $800 Million orthopedic market.
Chronic Fecal Incontinence is a serious problem that disrupts tens of millions of lives around the world. Evidence suggests that breakdowns in the bowel-brain communication pathway are the root cause of chronic fecal incontinence. While more conservative therapies focus on the bowel and related muscles, Electronic bowel control therapy targets the nerves, which is thought to help restore normal bowel function. Radian is an innovative device to assist surgeons in placing the stimulator correctly. Better placement leads to better patient results.
Claire LaPlante Project
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is an advanced life support measure that is used in cardiopulmonary failure. An amazing young woman named Claire LaPlante required the use of ECMO in her battle with Adenovirus. In her memory, a team of highly motivated engineers and doctors are determined to innovate solutions to improve this technology for the next patient.
Please visit https://laplantefoundation.com/ to learn more about Claire LaPlante.