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Columbia Biomedical Device Design & Development Open House

April 25, 2018
Vagelos Education Center - Milstein Lobby
104 Haven Ave
New York, NY

Overview: Please join Columbia BiomedX and the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenrative Medicine, for an open house showcasing some of the exciting biomedical device-related projects under development at Columbia. The event will feature demonstrations and highlights of biomedical technologies and an opportunity to establish connections to further enhance Columbia’s network of engineer-clinician teams working to develop groundbreaking innovative technologies capable of improving human health.

Sample of Participating PIs/Labs/Technologies:

  • Sunil Agrawal, Mechanical Engineering and Rehabilitation/Regenerative Medicine: The team will highlight several of their projects in the area of rehabilitation robotics that support relearning, restoring, or improving functional movements. Visit lab page here.
  • Peter Allen, Computer Science: Spotlight on robotic grasping, 3-D vision and modeling, and medical robotics. Visit lab page here.
  • Matei Ciocarlie and team, Mechanical Engineering: The team will showcase MyHand, a robotic hand orthosis for stroke patients intended as a wearable device providing assistance with activities of daily living, as well as a number of control mechanisms for the orthosis, from ipsilateral forearm EMG sensing to contralateral control through a switch or push-button. Visit lab page here.
  • Steven Feiner and team, Computer Science, Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab: The team will demonstrate vasAR, an augmented reality system to assist physicians performing vascular interventions. ​Visit lab page here.
  • ​Samuel Sia, Biomedical Engineering: Focus on using microfluidics for global health diagnostics and for 3D tissue biology. Visit lab page here.
  • Sinisa Vukelic, Mechanical Engineering: Highlight on laser-induced mechanical deformation, single crystal and bicrystal micromechanics and strain gardient plasticity, structural modification of transparent dielectrics and laser imaging and diagnostics. Visit lab page here.
  • Joel Stein, Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine: Presenting a collaboration between Glen Gillen, Ed.D., OTR/L, Dawn Nilsen, Ed.D., OTR/L, Joel Stein, MD and Lynne Weber, MA, OTR/L of the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and Realiteer, a Silicon Valley start-up. This study investigates the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an immersive virtual reality software system for the recovery of upper limb motor function following stroke.

Who should attend?: Anyone interested in biomedical innovation in general and what it takes to move a device from the lab to the market; Those interested in surgical robotics, bedside imaging modalities, and rehab robotics in particular; Clinicians who have been nurturing an idea and want a better way to approach it and/or connect with someone who can help build an envisioned technology.

Hosts: Co-hosted by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator (Columbia BiomedX), and Columbia Technology Ventures

For more information: Please contact Aimee Kim, Communications Coordinator, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and/or Andrea Nye, Director of Biomedical Innovation Initiatives, Department of Biomedical Engineering.