Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Design 1

Capstone Design Projects

Senior capstone design introduces Biomedical Engineering students to the development of products of real-life impact on human health. Students learn how to identify product needs and assess potential obstacles, then use tools of project management and creativity development to acheive the goal.

The course sequence consists of:

  • 42-401, offered in the Fall semester as a 6-unit course, introduces students to the basic concept of design and the potential projects, then orgnizes them into teams of 4-5 members each.
  • 42-402, offered in the Spring semester as a 9-unit course, executes the plan developed in 42-401 and culminates in the completion of a prototype and design summary.

These classes take advantage of the unique additional major in Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, by mixing students of different traditional majors in a team to promote multi-disciplinary collaborative skills.

Previous Projects

2014

2014 Cardiac Phantom Development and Integration of New Software for a Cardiac Flow Phantom (pdf, 8,890KB)
Brittany Couture, Dennis Guo, Vinit Palayekar, Mike Standish, Joshua Yee
2014 DEW Device for Emergency Water (D.E.W.) (pdf, 143KB)
Anne Alcasid, Corinne Clinch, Uriel Eisen, Elizabeth Ha, Yixing Shi, Christina Yoon
2014 Fibreeze Fibreeze: Leak-Proof Hollow Fiber for Artificial Lungs (pdf, 422KB)
Alexis Zambino, Corina Ramirez, Maddie Cramer, Sissy Henriquez, Spencer Lehr, Trisha Ambe
2014 Firelight Firelight Surgical Lamps: Designing a Surgical Lamp for a Resource Poor Setting (pdf, 2,053KB)
Michelle Wolf, Daniel Shafrir, Caitlyn DiPietro, Adria Spivack
2014 FIT Football Informatic Technology (pdf, 984KB)
Robert Winkelman, Tejank Shah, Catherine Rudnick, and Roma Luthra
2014 Helios Helios: Solar Powered Autoclave (pdf, 3,517KB)
Anshul Dhanker, Gryphon Drake, Jinie Haytko, Yatindra Patel, Christine Sidoti, Gihoon Song
2014 Lung Link Lung Link: Improved Artificial Lung Conduits (pdf, 374KB)
Kalliope Bouloubassis, Jaqueline Budz, Joseph Guihan, Rahul Kurl
2014 People Prop People Prop: a Back Brace for Camptocormia (pdf, 328KB)
Chava Angell, Felix Chiu, Keith Joseph, Liana Kong, Victoria Patino, Kenny Varner, Courtney Williamson, Wayne Chung
2014 PLAID PLAID: Precise Low-Resource Autoclave Inspecting Device (pdf, 328KB)
Madison Calhoun, Yang Choo, Andrew Hudson, Kevin Kan, Kaitlyn Nowak, Cecilia Zischkau
2014 Scotty Sock Scotty Sock: A Device to Treat Achilles Tendinopathy (pdf, 1,026KB)
Katie Bruce, Stephen Chen, Jennifer Elkin, Conor Fitzgerald, Julie Rekant
2014 Spine Implant An Interspinous Implant to Improve Dynamic Motion in the Lumbar Spine Region (pdf, 2,167KB)
Rachel Bordin, Allen Kim, Gina Lu, Bryce Pardoe, Eric Volk
2014 Sterisol SteriSol: A Solar-‐Powered Sterilization and Distillation Unit for Low Resource Areas (pdf, 678KB)
Evan Fisch, Joon Hyung Park, Anand Sastry, Ajmal Thanikkal, Rebecca Wells
2014 TIM Tartan Intubation for Microgravity (pdf, 420KB)
Jeffrey Chen, Joshua Chen, Anusha Chinthaparthi, Rebecca Lui, Gillian Tay, Jessica Yuan
2014 Toco Android Based Tocodynamometer and Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (pdf, 1,609KB)
Whitney Aaronson, Dale Best, Arnob Mallick, Sara Saheb Kashaf, Matt Sarett, Eric Wise

2013

2013 Baby Beads Baby Beats: Mobile Device and Application for Measuring Fetal Heart Rate in High-Risk Pregnancies (pdf, 5,687KB)
Moni Sallam, Breanna Stillo, Sangita Sharma, Rohan Agashe, Bria Larkin, Chanmi Yang
2013 CLASP CLASP: Closure of Large Abdominal Wounds Through Steady Pressure (pdf, 1,108KB)
Jennifer Horst, Christina Razzano, Duke Miller, James Weltz
2013 Cystic Fibrosis Gamification of Cystic Fibrosis Active Cycle of Breathing Rehab Regimen (pdf, 1,124KB)
Laura Laham, Marianne Thaila, Katherine Lee, Hannah Shepard, Angela Ku
2013 Pacifier The Diagnostic Pacifier (pdf, 9,709KB)
Carol Kotermanski, Kelli Coffey, Jonathan Carreon, Stephanie Stras, Amber Ohiokpehai
2013 Ear Clear CLear: An At Home Ear Cleaning Device (pdf, 1,374KB)
Alissa Ebong, Jee Young Lee, Hector Lo, Kelle Patterson, Jonathan Wong
2013 EMG EMG Arm Orthosis for Assistance and Rehabilitation (pdf, 817KB)
Jessica Lee, David Carter, Yi Shi, Alex Yoo
2013 Breathing Apparatus FABA: Filter Assisted Breathing Apparatus for Fire Protection (pdf, 737KB)
Evan Gates, Carissa Iannone, Lisa Rising, Jesse Salazar
2013 Breathing Apparatus The Lite Bite: An Illuminating Bite Block for Improving Oral Care in Developing Nations (pdf, 1,679KB)
Alan Fu, Kartik Goyal, Tiffany Ho, Hirotaka Nakagawa, Dennis Ou
2013 Nanosharks Nanosharks: Creating a Biofilm-Resistant Tracheostomy Tube (pdf, 1,845KB)
Lizmarie Comenencia, Ashley Figatner, Esha Shanbhogue, Katie Smith, Sharayna Venkat
2013 Nanosharks OmniBrace: A Fast Acting Expanding Foam Splint for Orthopedic Injuries (pdf, 969KB)
Anisha Bapna, Margaret Lees, William Littlefield, Harrison Rose
2013 PoCo DeCo PoCo DeCo: Portable Cooler for Developing Countries (pdf, 1,034KB)
Lee Kat Cheah, Greg Fillios, Allen Lee, Ann Lee, Philip Yang
2013 Pulse Pad PULCE Pad: Pressure Ulcer Detection System (pdf, 1,207KB)
Sivaranjani Balan, Kathleen Bates, Stacey Lee, Zeinab Mohamed
2013 Scottie Dock The Scottie Dock: A Mobility Assist Device for Manual Wheelchair Users (pdf, 950KB)
Adewale Desalu, Brooke Gladstone, Sohini Roy, Andre Sutanto, Ramyata Upmaka
2013 Community Cuff Community Cuff: Manually-Powered Blood Pressure Cuff for Sub-Saharan Africa (pdf, 8,755KB)
Ashley Brienza, Mitra Ebrahimi, Sujung Kim, Sonjae Williams, Leah Yingling
2013 Step Correct StepCorrect: The Over-the-Counter Custom Molded Foot Orthotic (pdf, 483KB)
Phanindraja Ancha, David Birsen, Emerson Hum, Alexander Lum
2013 Wetness Warrior Wetness Warrior: Capacitor-Based Diaper System for Real-time Wetness Detection (pdf, 529KB)
John Lawlor, Nicholas Karabin, Nathaniel Ondeck, Prerak Patel, Mala Shah

 

2012

2011 Flex Brace The Pittsburgh Flex Brace: A Dynamic Way to Treat Scoliosis (pdf, 148KB)
Kelsey Briggs, Jen Buse, Khevna Desai, Scott Kunz, Gabrielle Page, Murrel Pereira
2012 ThinAir ThinAir: A One-Time Use, Ultrathin Rescue Asthma Inhaler (pdf, 779KB)
David Morse, Alex Chou, Allen Chen, Stephen Tsaur, Deborah Gruner
NCIIA BMEstart 2012 Third Place
2012 Procalcitonin Detector Procalcitonin (PCT) Detector (pdf, 3,840KB)
Robert Tisherman, Jake Divone, Courtney Joe, Abigail Ondeck, Ina Joo, Soohyun Park
2012 Ulcer Detector At Home Diabetic Plantar Ulcer Detection Device (pdf, 3,930KB)
Mrtika Bhaumik, Matt Biegler, Mark Loh, Robert Mohard, Allison Tran, Alex Yoshikawa
2012 OsteoTest OsteoTest: At Home Osteoporosis Test (pdf, 1,500KB)
Clara Cheung, Alix Dixon-Ernst, Aditi Gogineni, Travis Horst, Marcia Solorzano, Jia Jia Zhang
2012 Oxygenation Device Ambulatory Extracorporeal Blood Oxygenation Assist Device (pdf, 4,801KB)
Joe Kromka, Bryan Good, Heath McAlister, Erica List, Jason Ma, Brad Edelman
2012 Coumadin Monitor My-NR: Coumadin Monitoring and Dosing System (pdf, 2,082KB)
Kyle Andrews, Lauren Ellis, Yong Ha Jung, Dan Lawler, Victor Nunez, Jay Rockwell
2012 Go Klean Go Klean: Revolutionizing Healthcare Professionals Hand Sanitation (pdf, 732KB)
Kathryn Kukla, Ben MacDonald, Jessica Santana, Teja Shah, Chris Shellhamer, Jocelyn Zhao

 

2011

2011 Oxygen Concentrator Oxygen Concentrator and Sensor for Developing Nations (pdf, 2,418KB)
Courtney Baker, Nikunja Kolluri, Laura McKee, John Sexton, Eric Shyr
2011 Corrective Lumbar Low profile corrective lumbar system for Spondylolisthesis (pdf, 1,747KB).
Brianne Burton, Kelly Collier, Phil Manor, Alice Mayfield, Greta Michalczuk, Divya Krishnamoorthy.
NCIIA BMEstart 2011 Honorable Mention
2011 Malaria Affordable Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria (pdf, 3,129KB)
Christopher DeFrancesco, Christopher Lacko, Matthew Ondeck, Keshav Raghavan, Marianna Sofman
2011 Mechanomyography Demand Oxygen System using Mechanomyography (pdf, 2,633KB)
Amber Xu, Arianna Golden, Brad Holden, Marco Dyer, Suyog Sonwalkar, Youngeun Kim
2011 MaskDesign of a Cold-Weather Mask for Asthmatics (pdf, 620KB)
Emily Bayer, Princess Parker-Smith, Sebastien Persaud, Jane Sun, Ellen Twor
2011 Creatine Sensor Implanted Creatinine Sensor for Cardiopulmonary Bypass Patients (pdf, 1,000KB)
Itthi Chatnuntawech, Jennifer David, Conan Park, Ben Shimomura, April Watt
2011 Tuff-Huff Tuff-Huff: Active Cycle of Breathing Computer Game for Children (pdf, 965KB)
Pallavi Nair, Robert Piston, Kenneth Yan, Wendy Shung, Pojung Chen, Allison Kator
2011 SmartSole SmartSole: Foot Ulcer Detection (pdf, 679KB)
Leo Ahnn, Mana Ameri, Josh Heuslein, Samantha Tan, Priyanka Venkatesh, Seung Ho Yang