Traumatic Hemorrhage Control Device
I am the CEO and a co-founder of the company based on an emergency hemorrhage control catheter. This device allows trauma surgeons to bypass injured blood vessels while continuing flow to the rest of the body.
NSF I-Corps, DoD SBIR
Endovascular Balloon Egress Prevention
I partnered with two Vanderbilt trauma surgeons to develop a device to prevent aortic occlusion balloons, used for emergency hemorrhage control, from being pushed out of the vasculature. This device was brought to the Tech Transfer office for licensing.
Vanderbilt CREATE - Goldfarb lab
The goal of this project was to develop a light weight jetpack that could sense when a person is about to fall and provide a thrust to stabilize them. I am currently one of the lead researchers on this project.
MIT Mechatronics Research Lab
The goal of this project was to develop a robot that could navigate water pipelines and find leaks in a low cost manner. I was one of four team members working on this project, and am listed on all papers and patents that were generated.
MIT Mechatronics Research Lab and Pipe Guard
This project was a follow up to the very successful leak detection robot. Once leaks were found, the challenge became fixing them in a low cost manner. I led the initial prototyping for this project along with the CEO of the newly formed leak detection company, Pipe Guard.
MIT Mechatronics Research Lab
The goal of this project was to use machine learning, computer vision, and an advance prying tool mechanism to recognize valuable components to extract them for recycling. I worked on a team of 6 to develop the actuating method, train the learning software, and design a prying mechanism.
2020 to Present
This emergency endovascular vascular shunt maintains integrity of the main circulatory system while occluding blood flow to injured vessels or organs, permitting physicians time to repair the source of hemorrhage while reducing risk of reperfusion related complications. EndoShunt (formerly known as REBy) rapidly and effectively occludes vessels and controls hemorrhage in a specific region while allowing blood flow to the remainder of the body. I'm the CEO and one of four cofounders, including two trauma surgeons that have taken this device from concept to animal trials receiving multiple grants and accolades along the way including participating in NSF's I-Corps program and being selected for and Air Force SBIR grant.
2020 to Present
This device prevents proximal movement of a catheter, used for traumatic hemorrhage control, while the portion of the catheter outside of the body remains sterile. Specifically, this device attaches to the catheter using a combination of frictional and normal forces to both hold and keep sterile the catheter, without the need for sutures. Such protection against movement and contamination of the catheter allows the user to place, set, and reposition the catheter as needed while they address the main cause of the hemorrhage.
2018 to Present
I am one of the lead researchers on a fall-prevention project lovingly nicknamed the “Geriatric JetPack”. The goal of this project is to use a compressed gas jetpack to prevent older adults from falling, a $50 billion issue in the US. While this project is still in the proof of concept phase, in the future, I would love to help bring it to market. I have been in charge of the overall mechanical design and testing of the prototype. This involves developing a proof of concept propulsion model and the design and testing of the prototype of the propulsion system.
In a team of four, we developed a groundbreaking leak detection robot which can find and fix leaks in water pipes, saving scarce freshwater and preventing pipe bursts. My contribution focused on the development of the sensing membrane. As a co-author on the patents and a co-founder of this technology, I helped turn this robot into reality as it has now become the company Pipe Guard.
Start Up – This Technology was eventually turned into the very successful Pipe Guard which I continued to be involved in through further projects.
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This project was commissioned by Pipe Guard, the startup which has been founded based on the Water Leak Detection project. The Ph.D. student who started Pipe Guard and I worked closely together developing a mechanism to cost-efficiently repair small leaks once they had been discovered.
This project was done in coordination with Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia. The goal was to develop a robot that would disassemble any cell phone without human instruction. This robot uses a combination of computer vision and deep learning algorithms to understand where the valuable components are in the phone and remove them. The hope for this robot is to replace low paid and mistreated workers in developing countries and to be able to reuse the valuable resources within the phone.