Available Technologies by Category
Soft-Switching, Solid-State Transformers and Converters
  • Cost savings- larger transformers are expensive to build and costly to maintain
  • Space savings- simple, symmetrical architecture with minimal device and component count
  • Higher reliability- less power losses
Soft Wireless Sternal Patch for Detecting Systemic Vasoconstriction Using Photoplethysmography
  • A wireless, soft sternal patch includes integrated skin-like, photolithographically patterned electronics specifically tuned to continuously measure vasoconstriction from the sternum.
  • In overnight trials, the device detected sleep apnea and hypopnea with 95% precision and 100% sensitivity compared to data professionally scored by licensed clinicians.
  • Use of this patch on the chest could improve detection of key markers of numerous harmful health conditions.
Smart, Wireless, Bioelectronic Pacifier for Real-Time Continuous Salivary Electrolyte Monitoring in Infants
  • Smart pacifier offers wireless, real-time, continuous detection of sodium and potassium levels in infants.
  • This totally non-invasive monitoring pacifier eliminates the need for blood draws, which can only be done three times each day, and is designed to provide non-invasive neonatal health monitoring.
  • Microfluidic channels are designed to efficiently pump optimum quantities and concentration of viscous saliva to the sensor area for quick measurement and to eliminate the need to induce salivary stimulation.
Smart Webcam Shield Protects Users from Unknown External Digital Intrusion
  • Secure: Offers visual obstruction of the webcam even when remote software attempts to record without triggering the computer’s LED indicator  
  • Reliable: Automates the webcam safeguard for ongoing protection without reliance on user engagement
  • Flexible: Enables two different actuators via the same sensor
Smart Test Strip Enabled by Inkjet Printed Microfluids
  • Cost effective manufacturing approach
  • Eco Friendly
  • Light-weight
Smart Porous Hydrogels to Increase Cold Supply Chain Efficacy of Biologics and Pharmaceuticals
  • Preservation: With the ability to adjust the pore size of the SMH, researchers may be able to increase the rejection rate of bacteria, thereby protecting the medicine by slowing down biodegradation.
  • Extended use: Preserving the potency of the transported and stored biologic or pharmaceutical should allow for an improved shelf-life (regardless of the cold supply chain) and an increase in the supply accessible to patients.
  • Lower cost: Using Georgia Tech’s SMH for the storage and handling of biologics or pharmaceuticals should minimize the dependence on a cold supply chain, which utilizes freezers that cost between $10,000-$15,000.
Smart Petri Chip: Electronic-Photonic Cellular Sensing Platform
  • Large-scale throughput, real-time cellular monitoring, and re- usability with no contamination
  • Easily and inexpensively replaced
  • Modules can be designed for various functions
Smart Nanosensor-Embedded Stent System for Wireless Surveillance of Restenosis in Coronary Artery Disease
  • An electronic stent that incorporates an ultrathin stretchable wireless sensor for continuous surveillance of restenosis along with neointimal proliferation and plaque deposition.
  • There is no existing system that offers a clinically practical solution for continuous, real- time detection of both restenosis incidence and progression.
  • This device will profoundly decrease the number of healthcare dollars spent on repeated revascularization due to restenosis in CAD.
Smart Device Control of Robot Swarms in a Changing Environment
  • Intelligent: Minimizes the driving distance for each robot automatically and adapts to changes in the environment
  • Efficient: Covers a large area more efficiently than one single, large robot
  • Robust: Builds in collision avoidance and self-corrects to changes in the swarm, such as individual robot failures
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Small Molecule Glycosylated Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors (HDACi)
  • Targeted: The compounds were particularly cytotoxic to liver or hepatocellular cancer cells (HCC) during in vivo murine model laboratory studies.
  • Enhanced potency: The compounds’ hepatocellular carcinoma selectivity observed in laboratory studies potentially increases their efficacy on liver cancer and possibly other cancers.
  • Many formulations: A number of formulation methods are potentially available, including tablets, beads, granules, microparticle, or nanoparticles that provide a variety of drug release profiles.
Small Molecule Binders of a Human Peptide for Therapeutic Use
  • First discovery of small-molecules binding to the central catalytic domain of NGly1
  • Could be used to treat the inherited genetic disorder resulting from NGly1 deficiency
Small Beamformer for Simultaneous Spatial and Channel Diversity Communications
  • Scalable: Improves capacity by increasing the number of arrays and increasing the gain of each interpenetrating array
  • Small formfactor: Contains nine interpenetrating arrays in the same area as a single legacy array capable of carrying only one bandwidth
  • Efficient: Demonstrates that each antenna array can spatially scan at least nine independent interpenetrating arrays simultaneously, each carrying its assigned information channel within the assigned bandwidth
SlothBot: Sustainable Solution for Studying Climate Change
  • Wide-ranging: Can switch between two different wire branches and can therefore traverse a whole mesh of wires
  • Sustainable: Utilizes solar energy and runs with a low power consumption, making the robot highly energy efficient
  • Low risk: Employs a fail-safe design that protects the robot from damage in the event of a mechanical failure
Skin-Conformal Wearable Stress Monitor Delivers Greater Precision and Continuous, Wireless Monitoring with Comfort and Flexibility
  • All-in-one: The personal adhesive bandage-like single device platform offers wireless, multi-data sensing by simply mounting it on the skin.
  • Disposable: This wearable device is fully disposable after the use and the measured data can be simply sent to the cloud via a tablet or smartphone app.
  • Compact: The unique, thin design of this bioelectric device is one-sixth the volume of current market offerings—weighing less than 7 g, including its rechargeable battery.
Single Cell Metabolomics Assay
  • The technology makes it possible to identify single cell resolution of lipids and other small molecules in complex tissue types, as well as metabolism mapping specific to different cell types.
  • The measurements found through this can be used to study metabolomic response to drug exposure.
  • The technology can achieve submicron resolution of lipids and other small molecules at anywhere from 200-1000 depth slices, using spatially resolved metabolic profiling.
Simulated Synovial Fluid Offers Potential for Effective Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)-simulated synovial fluid (simSF) provides the opportunity to evaluate how different cell therapies respond to an OA-like environment.
  • By analyzing OA patient-derived synovial fluid (pdSF) and developing potency assays, researchers created a simSF comparable to pdSF that overcomes patient variability. 
  • The simSF allows for the investigation of OA biology with greater reproducibility of predictive outcomes and could advance effective treatment of knee OA. 
Short Distance Gait Pace Meter
  • Accessible  – Large-one-touch buttons, large results font, audible and visible sensor cues
  • Inexpensive – Device components low-cost, installation standard wall-mount
  • Convenient – As simple as recording weight or height: Press a button, walk, record speed.
Shape Machine
  • General solution — the sub-shape recognition module proposed is the first general solution to recognize sub-shape in a bigger shape
  • Efficient — users can manipulate geometries instead of pixel-based images so there is no data training needed
Sensing Methodology for Intelligent Traffic Sign Inventory
  • Ability to measure signs faster and safer
Self-Titrating Bacterial Protease-Activated Prodrug
  • Effective: Activates an internal dosing mechanism such that the magnitude of an infection locally determines the prodrug dose
  • Robust: Increases the stability of the prodrug form by neutralizing the effective charge of the administered antimicrobial peptide
  • Improves safety: Decreases the potential for off-target effects