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Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

2021 Internship Projects

Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Failure

Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Failure: Neurosurgeons need a way to detect and analyze the failures of specific shunt components, because the failures themselves and current shunt failure detection methods can negatively impact patients and cost health centers valuable resources.

Team Members: Issac Wahlstrom, Alanna Carlson and Peter Fitterer (Not Pictured: Malachi Lehman*)

(Pictured left to right)


Clinical Authentication

Clinical Authentication: Hospitals need an efficient system to authenticate users of medical devices because improper use threatens the physical wellbeing of patients.

Team Members: Khaled Kansou, Khoi Nhuyen, Ken Hoyme***, Briana Chang, David Carlson*, Zane Siddiqui and Bill Betten**

(Pictured left to right)


Digital Forensics

Digital Forensics: The Healthcare industry needs a better way to log and review data from medical devices in order to identify and distinguish incidents from events to ensure proper patient care.

Team Members: Ken Hoyme***, Atishya Ghosh, Adam Boeckermann; Carson Dock, Anu Bompelli* and Bill Betten**

(Pictured left to right)


Enhancements for Newborn Incubators

Enhancements for Newborn Incubators: Premature infants need less exposure to disruptive noises because reduced sensory exposure in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is necessary for proper development and the mitigation of hearing impairment.

Team Members: Ali Al Hinaai, Niyati Alluri, Sadhika Prabhu*, Alex Olson, Megan Johnson and Roger Sheldon***

(Pictured left to right)


Fibrosis Detection

Fibrosis Detection: Healthcare workers need a way to assess and quantify fibrosis in patients with breast cancer-related lymphedema to detect early formation of fibrosis and determine treatment goals.

Team Members: Ian Knoll, Isidora Mack, Emily Graba*, Hannah Loukusa and William Durfee**

(Pictured left to right)


Foley Catheter

Foley Catheter: Medical professionals performing catheter insertions require a feedback mechanism to determine if they are applying excessive force that could result in injury to the patient so that subsequent trauma, ensuing costs, and appended hospitalization periods for patients are reduced.

Team Members: Paul Rothweiler**, Rick Marcusen, Andy Thai*, Vivian Pham, Autumn Schuldt and Paul Gleich***

(Pictured left to right)


Hydrocele

Hydrocele: Physicians need a way to perform an office-based hydrocele treatment because the procedure requires a great amount of time, money, and staff to complete.

Team Members: Eric Little**, Anders Gloege Torp, Molly Reighard*, Gabriella Mullally, Kaden Braden and Chunxiao Guo***

(Pictured left to right)


***Project Sponsor | **Project Mentor | *Project Student Manager

 

2021 Interns

Ali Al Hinaai

Ali Al Hinaai
Enhancements for Newborn Incubators Project

Mechanical Engineering

Niyati Alluri

Niyati Alluri
Enhancements for Newborn Incubators Project

Biomedical Engineering

Adam Boeckermann

Adam Boeckermann
Digital Forensics Project

Biomedical Engineering

LinkedIn

Anu Bompelli

Anu Bompelli
Digital Forensics Project

PharmD

LinkedIn

Kaden Braden

Kaden Braden
Hydrocele Project

Mechanical Engineering

LinkedIn

Alanna Carlson

Alanna Carlson
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Failure Project

Biomedical Engineering

LinkedIn

David Carlson

David Carlson
Clinical Authentication Project

Mechanical Engineering

Briana Chang

Briana Chang
Clinical Authentication Project

Biology

LinkedIn

Carson Dock

Carson Dock
Digital Forensics Project

Computer Engineering

Peter Fitterer

Peter Fitterer
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Failure Project

Mechanical Engineering

Atishya Ghosh

Atishya Ghosh
Digital Forensics Project

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

LinkedIn

Anders Gloege Torp

Anders Gloege Torp
Hydrocele Project

Mechanical Engineering

Emily Graba

Emily Graba
Fibrosis Detection Project

Biomedical Engineering

LinkedIn

Megan Johnson

Megan Johnson
Enhancements for Newborn Incubators Project

Mechanical Engineering

Khaled Kansou

Khaled Kansou
Clinical Authentication Project

Biomedical Engineering

Ian Knoll

Ian Knoll
Fibrosis Detection Project

Biomedical Engineering

Malachi Lehman

Malachi Lehman
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Failure Project

Biomedical Engineering

Hannah Loukusa

Hannah Loukusa
Fibrosis Detection Project

Mechanical Engineering

LinkedIn

Isidora Mack

Isidora Mack
Fibrosis Detection Project

Mechanical Engineering

Rick Marcusen

Rick Marcusen
Foley Catheter Project

Aerospace Engineering

LinkedIn

Gabriella Mullally

Gabriella Mullally
Hydrocele Project

Biomedical Engineering

LinkedIn

Khoi Nhuyen

Khoi Nhuyen
Clinical Authentication Project

Mechanical Engineering

LinkedIn

Alex Olson

Alex Olson
Enhancements for Newborn Incubators Project

Biomedical Engineering

Vivian Pham

Vivian Pham
Foley Catheter Project

Biomedical Engineering

Sadhika Prabhu

Sadhika Prabhu
Enhancements for Newborn Incubators Project

Biomedical Engineering

LinkedIn

Molly Reighard

Molly Reighard
Hydrocele Project

Exercise Science

LinkedIn

Autumn Schuldt

Autumn Schuldt
Foley Catheter Project

Mechanical Engineering

LinkedIn

Zane Siddiqui

Zane Siddiqui
Clinical Authentication Project

Mechanical Engineering

Andy Thai

Andy Thai
Foley Catheter Project

Mechanical Engineering

LinkedIn

Issac Wahlstrom

Issac Wahlstrom
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Failure Project

Biomedical Engineering

LinkedIn

 

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