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Technologies developed at Ohio State are changing the world. Learn more about the startups that are currently a part of the Ohio State portfolio or download our printable catalog (as of June 30, 2019).
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SolitonReach is a system of drift-free motion capture sensors that performs inertial measurement sensing of functional movement and range of motion analysis. The company’s sensors are wireless and have a long battery life with negligible drift, making them useful for repeatable measurements in clinical and sports applications. The company is focused initially on developing sensors for total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement surgical applications.
Sight4All is a medical diagnostic software company whose primary software applications test, record, and transmit vision assessments, including eye alignment and auto refraction. An estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide need glasses, but currently lack access to vision care. The company’s proprietary smartphone app requires no additional hardware and provides access to efficient and affordable vision care.
RegenFix LLC is developing devices to assist in the healing of damaged bones. Cancer, trauma, osteopenia and reconstructive surgery often result in bone resection. Current clinical methods rely on bone tissue transfer combined with metallic implants. These metallic components are stiffer than normal bone and can lead to changes in the tissue architecture resulting in implant failure. The company’s implants are made of NiTi (nitinol), which is biocompatible and provides a bone-like stiffness.
Pressure Safe is commercializing the product Sit Smart—a portable, wireless, pressure-sensing mat that is integrated with a smartphone app. Patients managing spinal cord injuries and wheelchair use face unique problems, as their seated position puts them at risk for developing pressure ulcers without warning. The Sit Smart device can be incorporated with the preferred pad of the wheelchair user and gives real-time feedback through the smartphone app to let patients know when they need to shift positions.
Pneumocool LLC offers a bladeless, personal cooling device to help treat patients with dyspnea, or shortness of breath. Dyspnea is a common symptom of patients with chronic respiratory disorders, congestive heart failure, respiratory infections, allergic reactions, anxiety and even pregnancy. Studies show that reducing dyspnea and avoiding intubation can cut hospital stays by nearly 50%. The advantages of this technology include that it is disposable, small, inexpensive and can easily be used by patients with limited dexterity or mobility.