Engineers lead 6 of 10 ‘cool inventions’ of 2014: CTTC

A Vanderbilt engineering professor is a lead or co-inventor of six of the 10 “cool inventions” in 2014 highlighted by the university’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization in this video.

The CTTC selected 10 from last year’s 200 inventions that have “the potential to profoundly impact lives around the globe.”

The six inventions are:

#3 Personalized Tuning for Cochlear Implants – Benoit Dawant and Jack Noble, electrical engineering and computer science
#4 The Maestro surgical tool – Robert Webster, mechanical engineering
#5 Capsule Robots  –  Pietro Valdastri, mechanical engineering
#7 Optical Blood Test for Neonatal Patients – Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, biomedical engineering
#9 The Wayfinder App – Jules White, electrical engineering and computer science/Institute for Software integrated Systems
#10 Rapid Diagnostic Test Garage  – Rick Haselton, biomedical engineering

The principal investigator of #8 – Sterile Interconnects of Multipule Tissue Constructs in Microbioreactors – is Gordon A. Cain University Professor John Wikswo in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Wikswo also holds an appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Brenda Ellis, (615) 343-6314
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