Filling the need for multimodal, dynamic, myocardial imaging phantoms
To innovate the most cost-effective, dynamic, multimodal heart phantom for accurate machine calibration and testing of novel imaging strategies.
Brainstormed ideas for overall design and structure. Researched similar projects to find ways to make our design an improvement on previous heart phantoms.
Started prototyping and fabricating single heart ventricle models and began building pump system for dynamic imaging capabilities
Wrote Arduino code for stepper motor driving our pump system using individual pulse waveforms. Presented prototype and poster at Engineering Open House at UIUC.
PhantomCor travelled to the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) National Conference for both poster and booth presentations with the UIUC BIOE department.
Participated in Engineering Open House 2017, teaching attendees about what we do and why it’s important. Honored with an award for the Most Innovative project at EOH.
Competed in the Cozad New Venture Competition, UIUC’s largest entrepreneurial competition. Placing 3rd place from 100+ student ideas, projects, and companies, PhantomCor was awarded with lab space at Enterprise Works, legal services, and prize money.
PhantomCor will be returning to the BMES National Conference, this time for the honor of an oral presentation due to be given by our faculty mentor, Dr. Wawrzyniec Dobrucki