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.

2015 Projects

Transcatheter valve for treatment of pediatric pulmonary valve stenosis

A pediatric transcatheter pulmoary valve replacement can help treat stenosis due to valve dysplasia.
Comprehensive Symptom Intake and Assessment Tracker

The Symptom Intake and Assessment Tracker provides an easy and effective way to record patient data and symptoms.

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


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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