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OUR GALLERY

The Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn Makethon is a student competition focused on tackling unmet needs in healthcare. The Catalyzer kickstarts new projects and gets students involved in interdisciplinary innovation. Above all, it is a fun place to network with other students and great mentors. 

2019 ROTHBERG CATALYZER AT PENN WINNERS

Project Description: Orthotic device for nighttime use that dynamically straightens out the wrist of patients with Cerebral Palsy. 

Michael Sobrepera, PhD MEAM '21

Ariella Mansfield, PhD MEAM '23

Rebeca Li, PhD MEAM '23

MAR Designs

Project Description: An inexpensive, state-of-the-art toilet safety frame that detects early indications of illness to prevent hospitalization by tracking weight, measuring heart rate, and providing daily medication reminders.

Gregory Chen, MD/PhD Candidate

Jake Crawford, PhD Candidate

Miklaus Evitt, MD/PhD Candidate 

Meghan Lockwood, MD Candidate

Team SPLASH

Project Description: ONESCOPE is a fully integrated, untethered, next generation laparoscope that offers hands-free visualization of the abdomen for safer and faster procedures.

Jonah Arnheim, IPD '2020

Laura Ceccacci, IPD '2020

Julia Lin, IPD '2020

Alex Wan, IPD '2020

ONE Scope

SchistoSpot

Vishal Tien, BE' 20

Justin Swirbul, CIS '20

Alec Bayliff, BE' 20

Bram Bruno, CIS '20

Project Description: A low-cost microscopy diagnostic with computer vision capabilities that can automate the diagnosis of schistosomiasis by detecting parasitic eggs in urine samples, eliminating the need for a hospital visit

Pioneer Award

2018 ROTHBERG CATALYZER AT PENN WINNERS

Project Description: A low cost bottle-straw system that aids in the intake of pill medication

Matthew Jacobson
Noah Zawadzky
Samarth Sharma
Alex Narvaez-duckworth
Josh Ibrahim

SAMSON

Project Description: A secure and affordable end-to-end medication reminder and dispensing system consisting of a web platform, user app, and a pill dispensing mechanism impervious to tampering

Robert Zhang
Johnny Wang
Christopher Lee
Srisa Changolkar

PILLBOT

Project Description: A smartphone attachment which combines a camera with quantitative light induced fluorescence to detect dental decay.

Milo Yu
Sherry Wan
Soren Christensen
Catherine Dang

CAVILIGHT