Senior Design 2022
Senior design projects for the 2021-2022 academic year. The projects are organized by arbitrary team numbers.
Instructors: Sevile Mannickarottu, David Meaney, and Michael Siedlik
TAs / Project Managers: Erin Anderson (BE PhD 2023), Melanie Hilman (BE 2020, Masters 2021, PhD 2026), Jonathan Mairena (BE 2021, Masters 2022), & JeongInn Park (BE 2021, Masters 2022)
Team 1 - MEViD
MEViD (Multichannel Electrochemical Viral Diagnostic) is a modular, low cost device that leverages electrochemistry to rapidly diagnose viral diseases from saliva samples.
Team members: Yuzheng (George) Feng, Daphne Kontogiorgos-Heintz, Carisa Shah, Pranshu Suri, & Rachel Zoneraich
Accolades: Second Place at the 2022 M&T Summit; Finalist at the Design of Medical Devices Conference at the University of Minnesota; Finalist for the Global Health Track of the 2022 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition.
Team 2 - MOD EZ-IO
MOD EZ-IO is a low-cost, novel intraosseous drill that uses force and RPM readings to alert the user via an LED when they have breached cortical bone and entered cancellous bone, guiding proper IO placement.
Team members: Gregory Glova, Kaiser Okyan, Patrick Paglia, Rohan Vemu, & Tshepo Yane
Accolades: Winner of a Berkman Opportunity Fund for 2022.
Team 3 - Harvest by Grapevine
Harvest by Grapevine is a user-centric software solution that merges social network communication and supply chain logistics to connect hospitals and suppliers under one unified platform.
Team members: Nicole Bedanova, Kerry Blatney, Blake Grimes, Brenner Maull, & Luká Yancopoulos
Accolades: Winner of the 2022 President's Innovation Prize; Winner of the Weiss Tech House Innovation Fund; Penn Wharton Innovation Fund Implementation Award Winner; Semifinalist for the Venture Lab 2022 Startup Challenge; Finalist for the Pear Startup Competition; Finalist for the Pear Accelerator; Finalist for the Wharton MBA Fund Pitch Competition; Finalist for the Digital Health Track of the 2022 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition.
Team 4 - CliniCall
CliniCall helps streamline and centralize communication channels, offering a real-time monitoring device that enables on-site/attending physicians to communicate with on-call physicians through a livestream of patients and data.
Team members: Neepa Gupta, Santoshi Kandula, Sue Yun Lee, & Ronil Synghal
Team 5 - PneuSonus
PneuSonus is a low-cost, user-friendly wearable strap that aids in detecting pediatric pneumonia by using frequency analysis of sound waves transmitted through the lungs to identify specific properties related to fluid presence, a valid indicator specific to pneumonia.
Team members: Iman Hossain, Kelly Lopez, Sophia Mark, Simi Serfati, & Nicole Wojnowski
Team 6 - Chrysalis
Chrysalis is a smart swaddle system comprising an electric swaddle and accompanying iOS application that comforts neonatal abstinence syndrome infants via stochastic resonance and maternal heartbeat vibrational patterns to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms without pharmacological intervention or constant nurse oversight as well as streamlines the Eat, Sleep, Console documentation process for nurses.
Team members: Julia Dunn, Rachel Gu, Julia Lasater, & Carolyn Zhang
Accolades: Bioengineering Senior Design competition winner; People's Choice Award for the Rice 360 Global Health Design competition; Third Place in the Penn Nursing Innovation Accelerator Competition; Finalist in the Advanced Health Track of the 2022 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition.
Team 7 - EquitOx
EquitOx is a revolutionized fingertip pulse oximeter designed for EMS that addresses racial inequality in medicine through the use of one-off tongue-calibrated SpO2 measurements.
Team members: Ronak Bhagia, Estelle Burkhardt, Juliette Hooper, Caroline Smith, & Kevin Zhao
Accolades: Winner of a Berkman Opportunity Fund for 2022.
Team 8 - Modulo Prosthetics
Modulo Prosthetic is an adjustable, low-cost, thumb prosthetic with integrated haptic feedback that attaches to the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of partial hand amputees and assists in activities of daily living (ADLs).
Team members: Alisha Agarwal, Michelle Kwon, Gary Lin, Ian Ong, & Zachary Spalding
Accolades: Bioengineering Senior Design competition winner; Third Place in the Rice 360 Global Health Design Competition; Venture Labs Penn Wharton Innovation Fund Validation Award; Winner of the Technology and Innovation Prize at Penn Engineering's Senior Design Competition.
Team 9 - Cor-Assist By Cygno Technologies
COR-ASSIST by Cygno Technologies is a low-cost intra-aortic balloon enhancement that directly supports heart function by increasing cardiac output to 2.8L/min, at a much lower cost and bleeding risk than the current Impella cardiac assist device.
Team members: Francesca Cimino, Allen Gan, Shawn Kang, Kristina Khaw, & William Zhang
Accolades: Second Place in the Emerging Medical Innovation Valuation Competition at the University of Minnesota; Winner of a Berkman Opportunity Fund for 2022.
Team 10 - Pedalytics
Pedalytics Footwear is a rechargeable sandal that continuously monitors foot health and prevents diabetic foot ulcer formation by novelly tracking three key metrics indicative of ulceration, temperature, oxygen saturation, and pressure, and sending alerts to patients via the Pedalytics app when metric abnormalities are detected.
Team members: Samantha Brosler, Constantine Constantinidis, Quincy Hendricks, Ananyaa Kumar, & María José Suárez
Accolades: Finalist in the M&T Innovation Fund Competition; Penn Wharton Innovation Fund Implementation Award Winner; Winner of a Berkman Opportunity Fund for 2022.
Team 11 - ReiniSpec
ReiniSpec is a redesigned speculum to improve the gynecological exam experience, increasing patient comfort with a silicone shell and using motorized arm adjustments to make it easily adjustable for each patient, while also incorporating a camera, lights, and machine learning to aid in better diagnosis by gynecologists.
Team members: Caitlin Frazee, Caroline Kavanagh, Ifeoluwa Popoola, Alexa Rybicki, & Michelle White
Accolades: Bioengineering Senior Design competition winner; Winner of the Leadership Prize at Penn Engineering's Senior Design Competition; Winner of a Berkman Opportunity Fund for 2022.