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.

2018 Projects

Perf-Fix - Nonsurgical Eardrum Repair

Perf-Fix is a light-curable gel patch designed to replace traditional tympanoplasty with an office procedure

Cadence’s product was designed to decrease the incidence of unplanned teenage pregnancy.
IncuBlanket - Non-Electric, Long Lasting, Infant Warming Technology

Warmilu’s IncuBlanket and its InstaWarmer pack is a safe, non-electric, long lasting, reusable, and cost-effective blanket incubator
Intracranial Pressure Sensor for Hydrocephalus

The Intracranial Pressure Sensor is a telemetric pressure sensor to wirelessly monitor intracranial pressure in vivo to detect the onset of shunt failure
CareTaker4 Pediatric

In ICUs and Operating Rooms, pediatric patients are often exposed to painful procedures such as arterial catheters and placement of multiple wires and electrodes on delicate skin in order to monitor critical vital signs.
Wearable Heart Monitor Patch

Typically, in cases of pediatric heart failure, which is congenital, surgical interventions are performed at birth.
Pediatric Robotic Knee Exoskeleton

We aim to create a lightweight, low profile, and cost-effective solution to treat abnormal walking patterns associated with the knee.
Click Hydrogel System for Control of Resynostosis

Craniosynostosis is a condition in which one or more cranial sutures closes prematurely and occurs in approximately 1 of every 2000 live births.
AnemoCheck OTC

Anemia, characterized by low hemoglobin levels, is a worldwide public health problem with major adverse consequences on human health as well as social and economic development.

2017 Projects

Vivio Device

A Noninvasive and Inexpensive Device for Hemodynamic Monitoring of Pediatric Patients
Binocuclear - Binocular Medical Device for the Treatment of Amblyopia

A novel and patented therapy for the treatment of amblyopia through a series of video games
Regenerating Tubular Mitral Valve - In Vivo Device for Neonates and Infants

A tubular extracellular matrix (ECM) valve replacement
Brain Buddy - Multimodal Concussion Assessment using Virtual Reality

A concussion assessment tool that uses objective multimodal neurological tests modified for use in pediatrics by providing fun virtual reality based games.
LIFEbubble - NICU Umbilical Catheter Stabilizer and Protector

An elegant device that standardizes the process of umbilical cord catheters securement and insertion site protection.
AlgometRx - Pain and Analgesic Drug Effect Measurement Device

A novel device and method for the objective measurement of pain and analgesic drug effect in children

2016 Projects

MitraCath- a transcatheter heart valve replacement device

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- A Low Profile Gastrostomy Device

The BUDDY Button is a novel low-profile adjustable gastrostomy tube that provides reliable transabdominal fixation to address the significant needs in enteral feeding.
Improving Chest Wall Rigidity in Very Preterm Infants

Developing a computational model of respiratory mechanics could help improve chest wall rigidity in preterm infants.
IV Line Light

IV Line Light will allow pediatric caregivers to quickly identify specific infusion lines, thereby reducing the risk of error in medication delivery.

2015 Projects

Pediatric ECMO Connectors

Improved ECMO connectors could significantly reduce thrombosis during respiratory treatment.
Comprehensive Symptom Intake and Assessment Tracker

The Symptom Intake and Assessment Tracker provides an easy and effective way to record patient data and symptoms.
Optimizing Pulse Oximetry for Rural Frontline Pediatric Health Care Delivery

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.
Nephrostomy Catheter

The Nephrostomy Catheter enables pediatric urologists to obtain their own nephrostomy access during a kidney stone removal procedure.

2014 Projects

A Valved Conduit for the Norwood Procedure

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
Double Balloon Catheter for the Treatment of Intussusception

The SealCath double balloon catheter is designed solely for the treatment of intussusception, a life-threatening illness that occurs in children.
Implant for Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip

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

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.
Endopyloric Tool

A non-invasive treatment for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis using a balloon catheter and a pediatric endoscope.
Onesie for Battery-less Wireless Pediatric ECG Monitoring

The ECG onesie provides constant physiological monitoring via a flexible, battery-less device that snaps inside the garment.

2013 Projects


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.
Virtual Pediatric Assistant

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
Self-Monitoring Shunt for Hydrocephalus

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 smartBrace is a scoliosis brace that provides feedback to the patient, parents, and doctors to guide patients toward proper usage and compliance.

2012 Projects

Prosthetic Trileaflet Valve

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.
Handy Eye Chart™

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
Dissolving Stent

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
Hand Sanitizer Compliance Device

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

Buzzy is a cold pack placed under constant vibration and has been proven to decrease the pain of IV access when placed proximal during the procedure.

2011 Projects

CellScope Oto (formerly known as Remotoscope)

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
Hydrogel Device for Controlling Cranial Suture Closure

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.

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