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Virtual reality for low vision patients
Problem: Low vision is a significant public health problem affecting more than 3.5 million people in the US alone compromising an individuals’ sense of independence, ability to carry out daily life activities, and safety. Without retinal input, the downstream visual pathways also deteriorate. Thus, enhancement of the remaining visual function...
Published: 4/1/2020   |   Inventor(s): Jean Bennett, Tomas Aleman, Michael Stauffer, Mikhail Lipin, Manzar Ashtari, Ranjoo Prasad
Category(s): Medical Devices, Digital Health, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
A Language Assessment to Determine Healthy (Salutogenic) Empathy
Researchers at Penn have developed a natural-language and social media- language based evaluation tool set for natural language (including social media posts) that provides a salutogenic empathy score Problem: Empathy refers to a variety of states and traits involving a reaction to another’s suffering. Empathy is a highly sought after trait...
Published: 2/6/2020   |   Inventor(s): Lyle Ungar, Salvatore Giorgi, Johannes Eichstaedt, Jordan Carpenter, H. Andrew Schwartz
Category(s): Digital Health, Design & Education Tools & Multimedia, Research Tools & Reagents, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
Method and system for optimizing sleep
Problem: According to the National Academies and the National Institutes of Health, about 70 million people in the US suffer from chronic sleep loss or sleep disorders. In February 2016, results of a study released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on...
Published: 2/5/2020   |   Inventor(s): Michael Perlis, Michael Grandner
Category(s): Digital Health, Medical Devices, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
Automated Quantification for Fast and Accurate Analysis of Biopsy Samples
Computer Aided Immunohistochemistry (COMPAI) for Rapid Analysis of Diagnostic Biopsy. Problem: Immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis is a slow process that involves manual segmentation and scoring of multiple images. Multiplied across thousands of images per study, this process is often the bottleneck for achieving faster biomarker research and diagnosis....
Published: 2/3/2020   |   Inventor(s): Marina Guvakova
Category(s): Digital Health
Physiology-Independent Control Algorithm for an Artificial Pancreas
An insulin pump control system that works automatically without user input Problem: Diabetic patients can use insulin pumps to deliver insulin after a meal. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems are also used to record glucose levels throughout the day. These systems could be unified via a closed-loop control algorithm to create an artificial...
Published: 1/31/2020   |   Inventor(s): Insup Lee
Category(s): Digital Health, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
Improved detection of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Computer algorithm, which combines multiple factors to predict Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome with significantly higher sensitivity. Problem: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) represents a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and cost in intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide. Approximately 20% of all hospital admissions develop ARDS....
Published: 11/27/2018   |   Inventor(s): Barry Fuchs
Category(s): Digital Health, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps