Available Technologies by Category
High-Precision, Hands-Free Remote Control of Complex Robotic Systems Via Eye Movements
  • This two-camera eye-tracking system (TCES) integrates a commercial eye tracker with machine-learning technology for continuous real-time classification of gaze and eye directions for robotic arm control. 
  • The system provides highly accurate classification for four directions of eye movement and has achieved 99.99% accuracy in studies.
  • Using simple eye movement, the TCES offers low-cost, high-precision control of external devices/hardware for people with disabilities, surgery robots, warehouse systems, construction tools, and more. 
Versatile Continuum Robots with Variable Stiffness Control for Improved Positioning and Manipulation
  • Continuum robot design offers stiffness control continuously along the length of a guidewire or at variable discrete locations along the structure’s length. 
  • Versatile design is not restricted to one actuator type along the length of the guidewire, and elements can be placed along any section of the guidewire body.
  • With better control of the wire positioning within a patient’s anatomy, it may be possible to improve treatment outcomes.
Saliva-Based Multiplexed Assay with 25x Higher Sensitivity to SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A and B
  • New lateral flow assay device achieves enhanced sensitivity with the same sample concentration, significantly reducing the risk of false negatives.
  • Tunable capillary flow allows sample/reagent to be concurrently delivered to multiple regions, enabling multiplexed and repetitive assays on a single device.
  • Transforms a variety of biological assays and tests performed at clinical laboratories into single-use, disposable dipstick tests to be used at the point of care or home.
Electric Field Treatment Creates Safe, Effective Antimicrobial Surfaces
  • Creates safe, effective antimicrobial surfaces via bacteria inactivation without the use of chemicals
  • Targets cell membranes or capsid, is less likely to induce antimicrobial resistance, and should be effective for antibiotic-resistant bacteria
  • Requires very short electrical pulses to achieve effective bacteria inactivation, potentially leading to better antifouling performance
Quantitative, Performance-Driven Framework for Optimal Desalination Architectures and Energy Subsystems
  • Incorporate and simultaneously compare attributes of multiple types of both desalting systems and energy subsystems for optimal system architectures
  • Assess parameters that impact overall cost to discover complete architectures that would not have been discoverable using traditional methods.
  • Focus on renewable energy subsystems such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, and others to create complete desalination architectures that are cleaner and more water efficient than their conventional counterparts. 
Hybrid Molecular Catalysts: A New Blueprint for Catalyst Design, Preparation, and Testing
  • Attachment of molecular catalysts to solid supports can lead to new reactivity not seen under homogeneous conditions
  • At an optimal atomic layer deposition (ALD) layer thickness, the molecular catalyst remains highly active while still being resistant to surface detachment and subsequent deactivation
  • Catalyst separation and recovery achieved via a simple filtering and washing process rather than energy- and time-intensive distillation or re-crystallization processes
  • In addition to the simple filter-and-wash process mentioned above, encapsulation requires only about 10 reaction cycles, making this process technologically and economically viable for large-scale manufacturing