European Student Innovation Laureate - Innovact 2010
Published on: Thursday, 04 March 2010
|From a large Europe-wide entry and 28 short-listed European Finalists competing in Reims, the three European Student Innovation Laureate - Innovact 2010 are:
Cecille Schomollgruber - Stereolabs - France
Eric Hogner -Windflip - Norway
Xiao Fang Zhang - Med-O-Ware™ - Ireland
Xiao Fang Zhang is a CIT graduate of Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.
The Med-O-Ware™ team comprises: Xiao Fang Zhang, Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, and Peter Sullivan, Michelle Bouse, Carmel Linehan, Bachelor of Business in Information Systems, all graduates of CIT.
The Innovact 2010 Award Winning Med-O-Ware™ project is concerned with the design and development of a novel medical Infusion System Air Bubble Extractor and is being carried out in conjunction with Cork University Hospital.
Preventative measures, devised by both hospitals and medical device manufacturers, comprise complicated “air-in-line” detector and bubble removal processes. The current standard procedures are manual and time consuming, requiring the physical exclusion of the air and the monitoring of the infusion process.