CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S WINNERS:

BEALL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION IN ENGINEERING WINNERS

  • 1st Place ($10,000):

    Qardiac

    Project Desciption: Qardiac is transforming the way blood pressure (BP) is measured using soft-skin like pressure sensors. The patient’s BP can be measured by placing the soft pressure sensor anywhere on the body where a pulse can be felt (i.e. radial artery). The sensor can be worn like a Band-Aid© continuously throughout the day without being obtrusive to the user. Data can then be uploaded to a cloud service where physicians can make informed decisions. The sensor used in Qardiac are comprised of patented nanostructured electronic materials and soft elastomeric substrates which enables high-pressure sensitivity over a wide dynamic BP range. Recently, we have published preliminary results showing feasibility of beat-to-beat BP monitoring. With Qardiac, we measured a mean bias and standard deviation of less than 5 mmHg and 8 mmHg respectively when compared against an FDA approved BP monitor, well within the AAMI standards. (J Kim et al. AdvHealthMat 2019).

    Students: Joshua Kim, Lancy Lin, Sophia Chou, Uuanke Zhang

  • 2nd Place ($6,500):

    CenSyn

    Project Desciption: CenSyn focuses on improving quality of patient care and outcome by creating accessible, hand-held and portable brain monitoring devices like Electroencephalograms(EEG) to provide instant insights into a patient’s brain. The device will be accompanied by a smartphone application which can be used by neurologists, nurses or paramedics to view brain activity on a tablet with near clinical grade accuracy and precision and administer treatment.

    Students: Team members: Ayushi Hitesh Patel, Trevor Gray Silence, Anirudh Bhushan, Hengji Chen, Quinn Korematsu, Raj Parekh

  • 3rd Place ($3,500):

    HemaDycamics

    Project Desciption: HemaDycamics utilizes intellectual property developed at UCI’s Beckman Laser Institute for its portable blood flow imaging modality: the HemaFlow Imaging System. The aim is to provide a quality device for the measurement of blood flow in chronic wounds driven by a customer’s needs. HemaDycamics harnesses Laser Speckle Imaging (LSI) technology, a wide-field optical technique, to enhance the characterization of wounds by ascertaining blood flow. The device provides needed quantitative data to existing subjective methods of diagnosis used for wound management. Using this device, clinicians will be able to take real-time images of blood flow essential to early detection of chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers. With early diagnosis and treatment, the formation of DFUs can be prevented, improving patient lives. This patent-pending product will be the first handheld device capable of providing the much-desired information to physicians to aid in blood flow visualization at a reduced cost. Lastly, this system will assist with Electronic Health Record practices improving clinical-decision making with data provided by the HemaFlow Imaging System. The interoperability between our device and these records will facilitate diagnosis and communication between all professionals involved in the patient’s health.

    Students: Adrian Bahani, Emil Lundqvist, Steven Chang, Stephanie Pascua, Natasha Palamuttam, Dian Song

BUTTERWORTH PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION IN ICS WINNERS

  • 1st Place ($10,000):

    CheckUP

    Project Desciption: Health data collection using a well-designed mobile app interface to sell consumer blood tests, immunology tests, whole genome sequencing, and mobility assessments. CheckUP will retrieve the health data from the testing facility and store it in a HIPAA compliant Amazon BAA instance of an Amazon-hosted database. It will feed data into IBM Watson Health for predictive and prescriptive analytics based on the individual.

    Students: Zachary Little, Kenneth Rhee, Dan Appel, Francisco Barcena

  • 2nd Place ($6,500):

    GIV:

    Project Desciption: Giv is a mobile-first, online giving experience which prioritizes modern donors. It delivers curated, short-form video content from vetted nonprofits and centralizes charities to simplify discovery. Giv integrates with social platforms for more effective and targeted user outreach. Giv also manages frictionless transactions between nonprofits and donors.

    Students: Lucas Erb, Haven King, Ryan Luu, Nisarg Sh

  • 3rd Place ($3,500):

    PYRI

    Project Desciption: Pyri is a two sided platform that allows travelers to acquire foreign currency from their lodging, such as their bed & breakfast, hostel or hotel. This enables bed & breakfast hosts and businesses to earn money off of each transaction. Pyri utilizes a sharing economy to provide travelers with the best rates when acquiring foreign currency.

    Students: Salahaldeen Ali, Niijan Al-Amin

Beall Student Design Competition at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Offered to encourage the creation of new technologies, or solutions to current design problems that have the potential for commercialization. Ideas and products are evaluated on their technological merits as well as potential to impact the marketplace. Students are encouraged to submit new product ideas that involve the development of hardware and devices. Products that entail integration are acceptable as long as there is a substantial development effort.

The competition is open to all UCI students. Teams must be composed of at least two (2) students, one (1) of which must be enrolled at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

Butterworth Product Development Competition at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Is a product development competition designed to encourage the creation of new technologies with potential for commercialization. Ideas and products are evaluated on their technological merits and potential to impact the marketplace. Students are encouraged to submit new products that involve the development of software and systems. Products that entail integration are acceptable as long as there is a substantial development effort.

The competition is open to all UCI students. Teams must be composed of at least two (2) students, one (1) of which must be enrolled at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

Prizes for each competition are:
1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $6,500
3rd Place: $3,500

Competition Highlights
We are proud of all of our Beall Student Design and Butterworth Product Development students who have participated in these two great programs. Please enjoy some of our special moments with our competition's alumni, mentors, judges, sponsors and our schools. We've had a lot of fun over the years and we're looking forward to the next set of entrepreneurial ideas as we kick-off our best year yet.