Mechanical Assist Devices

By providing dynamic assistance to failing organs we hope to augment their function. We look to nature to inspire structural design of implantable devices and use active or passive materials with mechanical properties similar to that of native tissue in order to provide atraumatic augmentation of function.
 

Selected Publications

Hu L, Bonnemain J, Saeed M, Singh M, Vasilyev NV, Roche ET. An implantable ventilator augments inspiration in an in vivo porcine model https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1182615/v1

Park C, Ozturk C, Roche ET, "Computational Design of a Soft Robotic Myocardium for Biomimetic Motion and Function", Advanced Functional Materials, Vol 33, August 2022, doi: 10.1002/adfm.202206734

Roche ET, Horvath MA, Wamala I, Alazmani A,  Song SE, Whyte W, Machaidze Z, Vasilyev NV, Mooney DJ, Pigula FA, and Walsh CJ. Soft Robotic Sleeve Restores Heart Function. Science Translational Medicine 2017 http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/373/eaaf3925

Horvath MA, Varela CE, Dolan EB, Whyte W, Monahan DS, Payne CJ, Wamala IA, Vasilyev NV, Pigula FA, Mooney DJ, Walsh CJ, Duffy GP, Roche ET. Towards Alternative Approaches for Coupling of a Soft Robotic Sleeve to the Heart. Ann Biomed Eng, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-018-2046-2

Related Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Candidate - Health Sciences & Technology 

Mechanical Assist Devices

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Associate

Mechanical Assist Devices and Therapy Delivery

Visiting Scientist

Visiting Scientist - Department of Adult Intensive Care Medicine in Lausanne
 

Mechanical Assist Devices

Graduate Student

Graduate Student - Mechanical Engineering

Co-advised by Prof. Dava Newman

Mechanical Assist Devices

Graduate Student

PhD candidate - Health Sciences & Technology

Safety Officer

Mechanical Assist Devices

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Assist Devices

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Assist Devices and Computational Modeling

 

Graduate Student

Graduate Student - Mechanical Engineering

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Graduate Student

MD Student - HST HMS

Mechanical Assist Devices

Graduate Student

Master’s Student - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Assist Devices

 

Visiting Student

Visiting Graduate Student - Medical University of Vienna

Mechanical Assist Devices