B2B 2020 Competition Gallery
Improved Surgical Mesh Insertion Tool for Laparoscopic Surgery
Team: Advance the Bot
Team Advance the Bot has developed a device which works with common laparoscopic tools already in-use allowing surgeons to more efficiently insert and guide surgical mesh through an incision and be easily removed from the port, minimizing the procedure time.
Low-cost Genetic Sequencing
Team: Affordable Genomic Solutions
Affordable Genomic Solutions (AGS) is using genetic sequencing to help couples be better informed of potential genetic traits they may have to help them when planning for their families.
At-home Adjustable Bed Device
Bedvee's product is an at-home remote controlled adjustable bed wedge which allows users the option to adjust their position in bed without the need of purchasing a new bed.
VR Enabled fMRI training program
BraveScan is a virtual reality (VR) application which simulates the fMRI procedure in order to train pediatric patients on what to expect during the often lengthy and noisy procedure in order to minimize patient head movement during the procedure and provider more accurate fMRI procedure results.
Device for clothing to improve independence of individuals with low-dexterity
Team: Dextra Device
Dextra Device's Buttonetics product allows individuals with varying levels of dexterity to more easily get dressed on their own, without the need for permanently altering their garments.
Patient Specific Radiation Bolus
Team: DMax Radiation Solutions
When treating tumors close to the skin's surface, radiation treatments may not be as effective and require a specialized device known as a "bolus" to achieve the optimal distance between the radiation source and the tumor. The uni•form bolus adjusts to an individual patient's body shape, maximizing radiation treatment efficiency.
Smartwatch Sleeping Disorder Monitor
Team: Beacon Sleep Solutions
A smartwatch application to help the millions of people worldwide suffering from sleeping disorders such as sleep paralysis and chronic nightmares, the Dream Defender detects when an individual begins to experiences an episode and alerts the wearer of the smartwatch with vibrations and auditory alarms to wake them.
Affordable Epinephrine Injector
Enerject offers an affordable and accessible device to provide an epinephrine injection during anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction commonly associated with bee stings and peanut allergies.
Improved Tissue Removal Tool for Laparoscopic Surgery
Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery may require tissue removal, a process complicated by the small small size of the incisions which can increase the risk of spreading diseased tissue throughout the patient's body. The Excisoceal device provides surgeons an improved method for collecting tissue removed during laparoscopic procedures, minimizing the risk to the patient.
Upper Arm Prostheses Sensor Array
Team: Gaia Technologies
Current sensors for upper arm prosthetics can be inaccurate and expensive. The Myoplexer from Gaia Technologies provides an affordable, highly responsive sensor system to improve the reliability of existing lower arm prosthetics and provide users accurate and responsive control of their prosthetic hand.
Improved Calculation of Maternal Blood Loss during Delivery
Gennisi is a new product designed to more accurately quantify blood loss during vaginal birth, providing health care professionals a better assessment of maternal health to identify the potential for postpartum hemorrhage.
Low-cost Adaptable PAPR
Team: Ideas Innovation
Traditional Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) systems can be bulky and expensive, requiring many moving components which decrease reliablity in resource-limited settings. The AirDrive PAPR from Ideas Innovation is a simplified PAPR design, providing health care providers low-maintenance, adaptable PPE regardless of setting.
Portable Insufflator for Laparoscopic Surgery
While the number of laparoscopic surgeries continues to rise each year in developed countries, oftentimes the equipment necessary for these minimally invasive surgeries remains prohibitively expensive in developing countries worldwide. To address this need, InsuffleX has developed a portable, customizable insufflator for resource-limited settings and laparoscopic surgereons worldwide.
Improved Blood Clot Removal Tool
A first of its kind thrombectomy device to more successfully remove blood clots trapped within the blood vessels of the brain, the leading cause of strokes
Mental Health Digital Application for Higher Education Systems
Medau is a telemedicine platform and Electronic Health Records service designed to provide students, counselors, and administrators a single application to better manage key aspects of behavioral
health care delivery on college campuses.
Peripheral Neuropathy Measurement Device
Peripheral neuropathy (numbness or tingling of the fingers and toes) can be difficult to measure for each patient, and vary in the accuracy of results. Neurosense has developed a device which pairs with a mobile application to measure sensitivity for each patient, regardless of clinic or at-home setting.
Analgesic Wound Dressing for Partial Dermal Thickness Injuries
Team: Noci Therapeutics
Serious scrapes and moderate burns known as partial thickness dermal injuries can take weeks to heal and are very painful. Noci Therapeutics' BUPIVADERM is a long-acting bandage for healing partial thickness dermal injuries with non-opioid analgesic for site specific pain relief and safety.
Improved Oxygen Tank Mounting System for Mobility Walkers
O2Go is a device mounted to existing walkers which stabilizes the weight of a standard oxygen tank to increase stability and promote patient mobility. It will allow hospitals to discharge patients sooner and facilitates mobility while patients reside in care facilities.
Novel Physical Therapy Device
Team: Optima Recovery
Physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors and other physical medicine professionals regularly use hot and cold treatments with their patients to promote healing and recovery to strained and injured muscles. Optima Recovery’s device consolidates the option for multiple temperature therapies into a single device, eliminating excessive equipment and maintenance for similar applications, saving time and energy.
Multi-connection switch for Respiratory Oxygen Devices
Switching between oxygen delivery devices usually requires completely removing patients from oxygen flow for varying amounts of time. OxySwitch is a multi-connection device allowing for rapidly changing between oxygen delivery systems (such as a nasal canula or a rebreather mask)and minimizing the amount of time a patient is without an oxygen supply.
Personal Insulin Generator
Type 1 diabetics worldwide require regular insulin infusions to survive, but may not be able to afford their medication or have limited access in times of natural disasters. PhyR offers a personal insulin generator, providing crucial medication to diabetics at the point of care, eliminating concern of interrupted insulin supply.
Advanced Video Laryngoscope
Team: Polus Medical
Intubating a patient is a time sensitive process, requiring skill and precision. With variations in personal anatomy and high pressure scenarios, it can be difficult to intubate quickly. The Advanced Video Laryngoscope from Polus Medical provides enhanced optics for users to better visualize the intubation process and successfully keep a patient's airway open.
Personal Defensive Shield
A rapidly deployable personal shield, the SCUDO device is designed to protect the wearer from small-caliber ballistic projectiles and reduce the chance of lethal injury.
Nutrition Focused Restaurant Recommendation Mobile Application
Designed to provide recommendations on restaurants and menu items, the Smart2Eat mobile applications provides individuals trying to mange their diabetes, cardiovascular disease or obesity, nutritionally-sound choices from registered dieticians based on their personal condition and perferences.
Ergonomically Designed Noninvasive Ventilator Mask
Team: Smith & Winter
Traditional non-invasive ventilator masks can be bulky and uncomfortable for patients to wear. Smith & Winter provides an updated, ergonomic design for improved comfort and appearance.
Foot & Ankle Surgery Recovery Device
Patients recovering from foot and ankle surgery eventually transition from no weight-bearing movement to partial weight-bearing movement as part of their recovery process. Typical partial weight-bearing devices include walking boots and crutches, which can limit a patient's range of motion and natural walking gait. The SpringEase device offers patients requiring partial weight-bearing recovery devices a greater range of motion and natural gait than current options, giving patients a faster road to recovery.
Physically Therapy Adherence Platform using Computer-based Algorithms
Team: True Adherence
Oftentimes patients requiring additional physical therapy after leaving a hospital stay fail to maintain the regime set by their therapist, or incorrectly perform the recommended exercises and motions. The True Adherence system assists physical therapists with patients adhering to out of office regimines by using computer-based visual body tracking algorithms to provide physical therapists with data on how patients are moving each time they exercise and provide adaptations to promote better adherence.
At-home Male Fertility Monitoring
Traditional methods for managing male fertility and sexual health can be expensive and non-specific. uSobek offers personalized, at-home options for sample collection and analysis.
Visualized Shunt Placement for Hydrocephalus Surgery
Hydrocephalus is a common condition resulting from excess spinal fluid accumulation. Treatments for hydrocephalus typically include placement of a shunt to divert the fluid, but ensuring accurate placement of the shunt can be difficult. The Vizport offers health care providers enhanced visual guidance for shunt placement, increasing the likelihood of a successful procedure and reducing the risk to the patient.