Current/Past Projects

Hydrasense

Purpose: Novel technology to non-invasively measure distal blood flow to detect acute decompensation in multiple medical conditions
Principal Investigators: David Sheridan MD and Matt Hansen MD
Funding: OHSU Biomedical Innovation Award, Small Business Funding
Commercialization Stage: Start-up company; Intellectual Property filed; multi-site clinical testing

Solace

Purpose: Wearable technology to detect stress dysregulation in suicidal adolescents to decrease ER visits and suicidal attempts
Principal Investigators: David Sheridan MD and Steve Baker PhD
Funding: National Institute of Mental Health Grant, OHSU Biomedical Innovation Award, Welch Allyn Inc.
Commercialization Stage: 3rd generation prototype, Clinical testing

Ultrasound Guided IV Device

Purpose: Simple device to allow improved detection and technical technique for improved success of IV placement
Principal Investigator: Matt Hansen MD
Funding: OHSU Biomedical Innovation Award
Commercialization Stage: 1st generation prototype; Intellectual Property drafting

Koala Infant Feeding Positioner

Purpose: Novel new positioner to improve optimal positioning of infants during feeding to decrease reflux and colic
Principal Investigators: Jessica Grant SLP and David Sheridan MD
Funding: OHSU Biomedical Innovation Award
Commercialization Stage: 1st generation prototype in development

Otic Foreign Body Removal Device

Purpose: Device for improved visualization and removal of otic foreign bodies to decrease need for sedation, subspecialty consultation and operating room use
Principal Investigators: David Sheridan MD and Richard Weitzel PhD
Funding: None to date
Commercialization Stage: 1st generation prototype

Pediatric Procedural Assistance Device

Purpose: A universal device for distracting the attention of pediatric patients to support successful procedures while decreasing trauma to the patient and families
Principal Investigator: Jessica Bailey MD and Sean Kohles PhD
Funding: None to date
Commercialization Stage: 1st generation prototype in development

Intraluminal Wireless Monitoring Device

Purpose: Implantable sensor within stents to allow noninvasive and remote detection of flow characteristics
Principal Investigators: Younes Jahangiri Noudeh MD, Daniel Mullee (medical student), Khashayar Farsad MD, Richard Weitzel PhD, Sean Kohles PhD
Funding: None to date
Commercialization Stage: 1st generation prototype in development

OHSU LIFE: A discharge safety planning/wellness app for adolescent suicidality

Purpose: This mobile application incorporates hospital discharge safety planning, wellness reminders and just in time therapies to assist with coping strategies and safety. Through innovative programming, adolescents can personalize the application to improve outpatient compliance and improve access to care in times of stress.
Principal Investigators: Steven McGaughey MD, Rebecca Marshall MD, Groove App Development Inc, David Sheridan MD
Funding: OHSU innovation award, OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine, OHSU Department of Pediatrics
Commercialization Stage: Beta App Version: Iterative application development