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Fiberoptic, single-use disposable intracranial pressure sensing catheter that can be passed under the scalp for improved hygiene. Had to achieve very high signal to noise ratio at low cost.
Diffraction-limited imaging optics and LED illumination for Hologics' Thin Prep automated PAP smear processing and reviewing system.
Minimally-invasive treatment for reflux disease that is less traumatic than current surgical practice (Nissen fundoplication) and more effective than drugs, including proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec.
A family of 3D endoscopes that meets the client’s need for state-of-the-art robotic imaging.
A low-cost, handheld, battery-powered, Internet-enabled, non-mydriatic camera for screening for diabetic retinopathy and other retinal pathologies. With a sales price a fraction of that of tabletop retinal and fundus cameras, there are opportunities for a general retinal imaging device in underdeveloped counties, for a truly portable retinal camera for eye specialists within their practices, for a screening tool for primary care physicians, and for a telemedicine peripheral for visiting nurses and other practitioners (prison staff, military specialists) with a need to "bring the device to the patient," rather than "bringing the patient to the device."
Ophthalmic simulators that can present a range of anatomical variations and pathologies to students and professionals in training in ophthalmology and optometry.
Foot controllers that are easier to use, move, clean, and store by eliminating the wire that connected foot controllers to the devices that they control in operating rooms, emergency rooms, endoscopy suites, and dental offices.
Single-use, disposable, pyrogen-free operating endoscope for percutaneous discectomy (removal of nerve-impinging disc material through a tiny incision in the back).
A surveillance lens that can look through a tiny external aperture and achieve an extremely challenging performance specification.
A family of objective lenses for a new 6.2mm flexible video probe for the inspection of jet engine turbines.
Non-contact, optical wavefront device to measure the refractive error of the human eye to enable an enlarged treatment zone for LASIK surgery.
Optical periscope for cryogenic specimen storage and retrieval, and to read specimen barcodes in the tank. The set up and alignment of obsolescent optical and imaging components required many hours in production and could not be efficiently replaced in the field.
A transcutaneous sensor for assessing a (confidential) vital function.