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A Smart Cryostat or “Smart Cut”
A cryostat with optical imaging capabilities to detect cancerous tissue using near-infrared (NIR) imaging and artificial intelligence software. Problem: During surgery, biopsies are taken for pathologists to examine and answer the following questions: (a) did the surgery locate the tumor? (b) is the margin of the tumor removal site tumor free...
Published: 5/6/2020   |   Inventor(s): Sunil Singhal, Lydia Frenzel Sulyok, Mitchell Bryski
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Category(s): Diagnostics, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
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
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Category(s): Medical Devices, Digital Health, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
Mapping software that determines optimal locations for new trauma centers
Mapping software capable of calculating ideal locations for new trauma centers based upon travel time and patient accessibility to reduce travel time and increase patient access Problem: Trauma is a leading cause of death in the United States, accounting annually for tens of millions of emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Although...
Published: 3/20/2020   |   Inventor(s): Charles Branas
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Category(s): Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
Method for near-field optical imaging
Phase-less optical near-field tomography with sub-wavelength resolution in three dimensions Technology Overview: This invention embodies a system and method for optically imaging a sample at nanometer resolution using a position-controlled light scattered in the near field of a sample. The extinguished power from an incident field, which illuminates...
Published: 3/17/2020   |   Inventor(s): John Schotland
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Category(s): Imaging, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps, Research Tools & Reagents
Method to produce CT-like 3D images of bones and hard tissue from MRI sequences
Problem: Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging technique that enables 3D visualization of skeletal tissue. However, CT imaging exposes patients to hazardous radiation, which can be problematic for patients who require repeated scans or those in the pediatric population wherein the risks associated with radiation are greater. Magnetic resonance...
Published: 2/7/2020   |   Inventor(s): Felix Wehrli, Scott Bartlett, Hyunyeol Lee, Rosaline Zhang
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Category(s): Imaging, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
Method for rapid 3D printing from medical images
Method and software product allowing for direct conversion of any three dimensional image (e.g., CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET, etc.) into 3D printable instructions (i.e., G-Code). Problem: Medical Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image files generated by CT or MRI scanners can be utilized to generate the instruction for 3D printers....
Published: 2/7/2020   |   Inventor(s): Chamith Rajapakse
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Category(s): Imaging, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps, IT & Communication & Networking, Medical Devices, Research Tools & Reagents
Imaging-Based Early Diagnostic and Prognostic for Osteoporosis and Hip Fracture Risk
High-resolution MRI and CT images analysis software evaluating 3D bone structure and allowing for accurate assessment of (i) bone strength and health, (ii) risk for osteoporosis development, and (iii) risk for hip fracture.Problem: Osteoporosis affects 50 million Americans and more than 200 million people worldwide. It leads to reduced bone strength...
Published: 2/6/2020   |   Inventor(s): Chamith Rajapakse, Gregory Chang
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Category(s): Imaging, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps, Diagnostics, IT & Communication & Networking
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
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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...
Published: 2/5/2020   |   Inventor(s): Michael Perlis
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Category(s): Digital Health, Medical Devices, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
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
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Category(s): Digital Health, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
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