Senior design teams showcase innovations for real medical needs

Sixteen student teams co-presented innovative engineering solutions for real patient, clinical, and healthcare needs at the 2019 Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Presentations and Demonstrations. The annual event was held on Dec. 13 in a Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering lecture hall that was packed with industry and clinical mentors, faculty and staff, and friends and family who came to celebrate the students’ successes.

Following formal presentations, the teams demonstrated their devices in a spacious, state-of-the-art capstone design lab in the Weldon School’s new Innovation Wing. The teams had worked with faculty and staff advisors and industry and clinical mentors throughout the fall semester to identify and characterize existing needs; develop an approach; and build, test, and refine their devices.  All of the teams developed their products to as close of a finished prototype as possible; some teams are working with Purdue’s Office of Technology Commercialization to patent their devices.

At the culmination of the event, four outstanding teams were recognized. The top three teams were selected by faculty and staff advisors, while the audience voted for the People’s Choice Award. The following are the winning teams.

1st Place: NUTRIX - Breast Milk Analyzer to Improve Infant’s Individualized Fortification

Team Members (left to right): Renxiang Tang, Maria del Mar Davila, Bethany Doehrman, Maryam Nuru.

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2nd Place:  ENLIGHTEN - Device for Nursing Student Training in Sterile Catheter Procedures

Team Members (left to right): Srinivas Govindan, Ali AbuSaleh, Apoorva Bhagwat, Sawyer Kieffer

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3rd Place:  Automating Bacillus Cereus Detection in a Human Milk Bank Setting

Team Members (left to right): Elizabeth Manes, Kallista A. Dentice, Dalton Sullivan, Sameer P. Leley, 

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People’s Choice Award: OnePill – Redesigning the Prescription Bottle for Pediatric Medication Safety

Team Members (top, left to right): Nick Laten, Drew Fox, Jason Ummel. (Bottom, left to right): Prisca Mbachu, Megan Hofstetter

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