spring 2019 e-team grant program grantees

Stage 1 E-Teams ($5,000)

University of Maine
Fidelity is developing a device that uses a novel, flexible double-balloon structure to function like an external sphincter to prevent fecal leakage for people suffering from fecal incontinence.

Flux Marine
Boston University
Flux Marine is developing an electric outboard motor system that can replace gas outboards for boats, providing power and reliability while increasing efficiency and reducing noise, air, and water pollution.

Incite Analytics
Cornell University
Incite Analytics is developing a tool that monitors and analyzes patients’ healthcare data to predict risk of re-admission for treatment, provide real-time healthcare intervention, and improve health outcomes.

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Kijenzi is developing a 3D printing system that enables localized manufacturing of medical equipment replacement parts, non-invasive medical devices, and consumables using a web-based library of designs accessible to rural hospitals and clinics in emerging economies.

LVDT: Low Velocity Disc Turbine
Oregon State University
LVDT: Low Velocity Disc Turbine is developing an innovation that can capture wind energy at low-speed and turbulent wind conditions, converting maximum wind energy into usable electrical power.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
MedsForAll is developing a universal autoinjector technology that uses the existing ampule medication cartridges used in hospitals and clinics, reducing cost and waste compared to combination product autoinjectors.

Oregon State University
Melaknow is developing a screening tool using machine learning to help primary care and other healthcare professionals accurately detect melanoma from smartphone images.

Merciless Motors
New York University
Merciless Motors has developed a new, improved electric motor to facilitate the world’s transition to sustainable electrical energy.

American University
Moodsbase is developing a platform that leverages data collected from wearable technology along with daily inputs from the patient to improve the diagnosis and shorten the prescription process for individuals with mood disorders.

Peanut Predictor
University of Georgia
Peanut Predictor is devoloping technology that analyzes the color of the edible portion of peanuts to generate a maturity prediction report for customers, as well as transmit growth and harvest information into a database for use within the peanut industry.

Prenatal Hope
Wichita State University
Prenatal Hope is developing a non-invasive pediatric diagnostic tool to test for fetal acidosis, reducing the number of unnecessary procedures and costly complications.

Johns Hopkins University
Relavo is developing a medical device for patients with kidney failure that disinfects tubes used during home peritoneal dialysis (PD), reducing the risk of peritonitis, an inflammation of the tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen.

SMART (Smartphone Mobility, Agility, and Range Tracker)
Johns Hopkins University
SMART is developing a chronic care management platform that allows clinicians of patients suffering from hydrocephalus, or excess fluid within the brain, to track the progression of their neurological conditions through a series of standardized gait tests.

Surgicure Technologies
American University
Surgicure Technologies is developing a device to secure medical tubes intubated within a patient’s mouth while relying on the patient’s back molars to improve support and minimize skin and tooth damage.

Stanford University
Tampro is developing a tampon made from an environmentally responsible blend of bamboo and cotton materials with a novel thread channel to provide higher absorbency and eliminate leakage.

Stage 2 E-Teams ($20,000)

De Oro Devices
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
A debilitating symptom of Parkinson’s disease, called “freezing of gait”, limits patients’ ability to walk, taking away their independence and greatly decreasing their quality of life. De Oro Devices – The Gaitway is developing a device for Parkinson’s patients suffering from this symptom that attaches to mobility assist devices and uses clinically proven physical therapy techniques that have been known to reduce time frozen, number of falls, and the number of freezing episodes that occur.

Eyedea Medical
Johns Hopkins University
Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), a new form of corneal transplant, is not widely adopted by eye banks due to the technically challenging nature of DMEK preparation. Eyedea Medical is developing a corneal transplant processing device to help eye banks reduce the time and training needed to prepare high quality, consistent tissue for a vision-saving procedure.

Kubanda Cryotherapy
Johns Hopkins University
Cryotherapy is commonly used in the United States to treat breast cancer, but current devices require the use of non-reusable technologies that rely on expensive and inaccessible gases. Kubanda Cryotherapy is developing a reusable device to freeze and destroy breast cancer cells for patients in low-resource settings.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Global aid organizations supporting lower limb amputees are limited in the number of patients they can treat due to the complexity of sourcing parts and fabricating a full prosthetic device. OpenGait is developing an above-the-knee (AK) prosthesis kit that includes a novel adjustable socket and mechanical knee so that healthcare professionals in low-resource settings can easily fit an amputee, and patients can make size adjustments and repairs to their own prosthesis if needed.

UCHU Biosensors, Inc.
Tufts University
Millions of Americans are affected by chronic tooth decay, yet there is a lack of effective preventative tools to address the issue. UCHU Biosensors, Inc. is developing wireless, intraoral sensors to track oral acidity, providing real-time data and advice for patients to prevent tooth decay.

Johns Hopkins University
The regular surveillance of mosquito populations, a critical step in mosquito control, is logistically challenging and human-resource intensive. VecTech is developing an automated surveillance system to classify and monitor mosquito populations.

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