Past Projects

Projects have been sponsored by these companies:

2015-2016
  • Medtronic - A new device for a transcatheter heart valve
  • Medtronic - A sensor for cardiac ablation procedures
  • Agora Investment - A new inline skate concept
  • Digital Design Studios - A new way to treat bunions
  • IKC America - A product to treat athletic injuries
  • University of Minnesota - A new toothbrush

2014-2015
  • Medtronic - A product to facilitate transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Medtronic - A way to better access the heart for cath lab procedures
  • Borkon - A new product related to women's health
  • Shooting Lab - A new product for training basketball shooting skills
  • YOXO - A new toy using recycled materials
  • UMN CCEFP - New applications for small hydraulics

2013-2014
  • Medtronic - A monitoring system for cryoablation
  • EmbraSure Medical - A new way of tying the jaw shut
  • Tactile Medical - An active compression garment
  • Boread Medical Technologies - Femoral artery access device
  • Modiron - A new way to remove wrinkles from clothing
  • UMN Medical Devices Center - Monitoring anesthesia motor block
2012-2013
  • GeneSegues - Skin patch for drug deliveray
  • Gromit & Bronk - Child stroller
  • Medical Devices Center - Ablation monitoring system
  • Medtronic - iPad product information app
  • Smiths Medical - Warming blanket
  • Smiths Medical - Vascular access
  • Surgical Robotics Lab - Surgical skills testing system
2011-2012
  • Fortiori Design - Exercise monitoring device
  • Lake Region Medical - Catheter delivered heart valve assistance device
  • Medtronic - Cryoablation delivery device
  • Orbio Technologies - Activated water solutions for food processing
  • South Ostrich - Device for delivering aerosol-based medications
2010-2011
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery - Tool for colorectal cancer surgery.
  • Medtronic - Guide system for transeptal access in cardiac procedures.
  • Medtronic - Tool to assist cardiac lead extractions.
  • Perceptis Medical - Ear tube placement tool.
  • Treehouse Medical - Child friendly IV poles.
  • U of M Medical Devices Center - Medical device virtual prototyping system.
2009-2010
  • Best Buy - Modular display stand.
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery - Surgical tool for ablation procedures in the GI tract.
  • GT Urological - Improvements to the ActiCuf, a urinary incontinence device.
  • Medtronic - Surgical tool to determine the efficacy of cardiac ablation.
  • Tennant - Cleaning system for the food processing industry.
  • VivoSense - Transplant organ viability testing and transport device.
2008-2009
  • Best Buy - An accessory that mounts a smart phone to an automobile windshield.
  • Boston Scientific - A new device for powering implanted sensors.
  • ConArgra - New packaging for Hunt's tomato products.
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery - A system for improved ablation therapies.
  • Medtronic - A tool for assisting heart valve replacement surgery.
  • Vet School - A virtual reality veterinary dental training system.
2007-2008
  • Augustine Biomedical and Design - A patient fluid warming device for hospital use.
  • Graco - A design for high volume commercial paint mixers.
  • Lake Region Manufacturing - A catherter based device to facilitate treatment a of neurovascular condition.
  • Medtronic - A manufacturing and packaging process for stylets.
  • Pando Technologies - A radio frequency device for treating dental caries.
  • TSI - A single camera 3D imaging device.
2006-2007
  • Aeromix - Waste water aerator
  • Medtronic - Cardiac access device
  • Nesos Health - Arthritis device
  • Pando Technologies - Remote controlled flying machine
  • RivaTek - High temperature pressure sensor
  • St. Jude Medical - Cardiac anomaly measuring device
2005-2006
  • Medtronic - Implantation tool for pacing leads
  • Pando Technologies - Wearable fitness meter
  • SoftScope Medical Technologies, LLC - Testing and evaluation of propulsion mechanisms and user control for powered colonoscopy device
  • St. Jude Medical - Tool for simplifying access to the femoral artery
  • Tennant - Trash compaction system for hospitals
  • U of MN Biomedical Engineering Institute - Device and system to prevent blood transfusion errors
2004-2005
  • Devicix - Spine surgery tool
  • IMI Vision - Novel pneumatic systems architecture
  • Medtronic - Accessory for pacing lead
  • Pando Technologies - Sports training device
  • Starfire Medical - Aneurysm device
  • Tennant - Institutional cleaning machine for restrooms
2003-2004
  • 3M - Limb compression
  • Arctic Cat - Snowmobile accessory
  • IMI Vision - On-demand ice cream dispensing machine
  • Pneumedics - Surgical bleeding control
  • Unisys - Small business software application
  • Venturix - Ablation catheter
2002-2003
  • 3M - Wound assessment
  • 3M - Electrodes
  • Medtronic - Visible Heart
  • Pando Technologies - Universal Printer
  • Probus - Nightlights and timers
  • Scimed - MR guided intravascular devices
2001-2002
  • 3M - Multifunction electrode
  • Newco Neurotherapy - EEG biofeedback
  • Comedicus Incorporated - Imaging in the pericardial space
  • Hearing Components - Soundproof headphones
2000-2001
  • Andersen Windows - Novel window technology
  • Hormel - Food safety sensor
  • Introspective - Medical catheter
  • Geodigm - Dental scanner
  • Medtronic - Electrode impedance monitor
  • VivaCare - Emergency call system
1999-2000
  • EnduraTEC - Tissue test grips
  • Machine Magic - Key duplicating machine
  • Medtronic - Visible Heart CD-ROM
  • Scimed - Smart catheter product
  • SpineTech - Artificial disk product
1998-1999
  • Enhanced Mobility Technologies - Biorehab product
  • Lincages - Windows version of CAD mechanism software
  • Medtronic - Catheter product
  • Rust Architects - Ice-palace cooler
  • Shepherd Medical - Male contraceptives
  • Sulzer Medica - Arthroscopy product
1997-1998
  • Augustine Medical - Nursing home market for Augustine technology
  • Honeywell, Home & Building Control - Residential ventilation system
  • 3M, Stationery and Office Supply Division - Improved Post-it Flag dispensers
  • Select Comfort - Improved-comfort sleep system
  • Soil Sensors - Next-generation soil moisture sensor
  • Sulzer Medica, Winterthur Switzerland - Hip surgery instrument
1996-1997
  • Horton Manufacturing - Web control product
  • Aetrium, Inc. - Motion platform for Integrated circuit testing machine
  • Augustine Medical - Skin care product
  • Donaldson - Engine noise control product
  • Spinal Designs International - Low-back pain care for people in wheelchairs
  • Molecular Diagnostics Lab, U of MN - Blood collection system
1995-1996
  • Horton Manufacturing - Smart clutch/brake
  • Irwin Publishing - CD-ROM textbook supplement
  • Micro-Medical Devices - Endoscope technology
  • Reell Precision Manufacturing - New market hinge product
1994-1995
  • 3M, Home and Commercial Care Divison - 2nd generation Twist 'N Fill container
  • Micro-Medical Devices - Endoscope technology
  • Toro, Consumer Division - Powered, hand-held gardening tool