Below is a list of APDC funded projects. We also provide guidance and assistance to inventors from medical institutions, clinics, private healthcare practitioners, researchers, as well as the business community, who have medical device ideas for use in pediatric patients.
A novel and patented therapy for the treatment of amblyopia through a series of video games
A tubular extracellular matrix (ECM) valve replacement
The BRAIN BUDDY concussion assessment tool uses objective multimodal neurological tests modified for use in pediatrics by providing fun virtual reality based games.
MitraCath proposes a sutureless placement of an artificial valve in the diseased mitral valve as a novel technology that eliminates mitral regurgitation without the need for risky open-heart surgery.
The BUDDY Button is a novel low-profile adjustable gastrostomy tube that provides reliable transabdominal fixation to address the significant needs in enteral feeding.
Developing a computational model of respiratory mechanics could help improve chest wall rigidity in preterm infants.
A pediatric transcatheter pulmoary valve replacement can help treat stenosis due to valve dysplasia.
Improved ECMO connectors could significantly reduce thrombosis during respiratory treatment.
The Symptom Intake and Assessment Tracker provides an easy and effective way to record patient data and symptoms.
This easy-to-use device that will allow healthcare workers to assess the development of pneumonia in pediatric patients and lower mortality rates.
This mobile device-based digital stethoscope accompanied with a highly accurate computer algorithm is used to discriminate Still’s murmur from pathological murmurs.
The Norwood Procedure is the first in a series of palliative surgical procedures to treat Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), one of the most complex congenital heart defects.The Norwood Procedure is the first in a series of palliative surgical proced
The SealCath double balloon catheter is designed solely for the treatment of intussusception, a life-threatening illness that occurs in children.
This cleft palate implant uses a strong hydrogel plus an asymmetric design that can resist pressure but also allow for growth of the child’s mouth.
Pediatric FlexView is a channeled video laryngoscope with an articulating distal section and a flexible design that increases functionality as well as comfort for the pediatric patient.
The EasiEar is a disposable round wire curette that is used for the removal of cerumen from the ear canal.
A non-invasive treatment for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis using a balloon catheter and a pediatric endoscope.
SurTube™ is a nonradiographic system of differentiating the respiratory, gastric, small bowel or esophageal location of a feeding tube when placed in a patient.
AnemoCheck is a point-of-care, patient-operated, self-contained, disposable, diagnostic test for anemia.
The Virtual Pediatric Assistant is a continuous and contact-free infant monitoring system to predict and prevent postnatal cardiac and respiratory morbidity and mortality without the utilization of leads, cuffs, electrodes or other attachments to the body
This new shunt will simplify the detection of shunt malfunctions while reducing the patient’s exposure to harmful side effects such as radiation from CAT scans to examine the shunt.
Access4Kids is a unique assistive input device that enables access to rehabilitation apps for children with limited upper-body motor control.
The prosthetic trileaflet valve will be targeted to children 2-12 years old to treat congenital absence, malformation, or stenosis of aortic valves. This valve will grow with children, thus eliminating the need for future valve replacement.
The Handy Eye Chart™ uses optotypes consisting of hand gesture symbols instead of letters, and children can use their own hands to replicate the gesture to indicate recognition of the optotypes. There are many children who cannot be tested with existing v
PneumoKazoo is an easy-to-use, noninvasive, disposable solution for collecting uncontaminated lung specimens to help identify pneumonia in children. PneumoKazoo uses fluid mechanics to separate the upper airway particles from the lower airway particles so
The Biosorb™ Pediatric Dissolving Stent device is a bioabsorbable stent system for the treatment of pulmonary artery stenosis. The use of bioabsorbable stents to treat obstructions in blood vessels of pediatric patients provides the benefit of stenting an
Improves and monitors hand sanitizing compliance among providers with an audio recording reminder and compliance tracking feature. It provides a low cost and highly customizable solution to this problem that has the potential to reduce the costs associate
The CellScope Oto(TM) device is a smartphone otoscope system that includes a simple attachment to convert a standard smartphone into a digital otoscope with data transmission capabilities. The Remotoscope thus enables diagnosis of ear infections in childr
The hydrogel device is designed to delay regrowth of bone in the suture following surgical intervention for craniosynostosis, and provides the ability to create a functioning suture much like the natural and normal state of calvarial sutures at the age of
KIDS CRRT is the first safe, accurate, low extracorporeal volume continual renal replacement therapy device developed specifically for the pediatric population. KIDS CRRT uses a “conservation of volume” approach to ensure accuracy.