Making Epinephrine More Accessible

Vitapul Injectables is on a mission to save lives by improving the treatment of severe allergic reactions. The student founders are developing a device to inject epinephrine, a drug that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in lungs, in a way that is cheaper and more accessible than existing products like the EpiPen. Recently, EpiPen […]

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Protecting Against Cyber-Attacks

Ethan Melvick has been interested in security since he was 12 years old. Now a sophomore in computer engineering at the U, Melvick is part of a lab developing programs that will protect engineer’s systems against cyber-attacks. Melvick and professor Armin Tajalli’s work targets a specific type of side-channel attacks called “power analysis.” These attacks […]

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Making a Real ‘Luke Skywalker Arm’

A team that includes many students and is led by Gregory Clark at the University of Utah is researching DEKA’s LUKE robotic arm, which is named in part after Luke Skywalker and developed through a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional project. The U team is working in cooperation with other groups and companies, such as Blackrock Microsystems, […]

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Predicting Drone Traffic in 2025

Have you ever wondered what 100,000 drones will look like in the sky at one time? A group of University of Utah students with the Therapeutic Games and Applications Lab (The GApp Lab) are collaborating with the Utah Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to predict what drone traffic will look like over […]

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Smart Probes for Improved Biopsies

When faced with adversity, instead of becoming frustrated, Nathan Knighton innovated. Knighton has always had the desire to be in STEM, as well as help people. When he and his wife had a child that needed extra medical attention, Knighton gained a unique perspective on the impact his work had the potential to achieve.  Knighton […]

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Virtual Reality Medical Training

TraumaXR is a multi-user, process-based trauma simulation that allows surgeons and nurses to train in a shared virtual space. This cutting-edge technology will also allow rural health systems to practice uncommon trauma cases, which they may not normally experience.  Overseen by the Therapeutic Games and Applications Lab (The GApp Lab) at the University of Utah, […]

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