Hayes Elements: 3D Printing Custom Mountain Bike Gear

Hayes Elements creates personalized, custom, 3D printed bike components for mountain bikers of all ages. Hayes purchased his first 3D printer a few years ago and started teaching himself CAD design from reading and watching videos online. "I started designing mudguards when I saw that a few of my friends made their own out of a two-liter bottle," Hayes explains. "I thought it would be really cool if I could make personalized mudguards for my friends and me." 

Dr. Eva SkinCare: Creating Handmade, All-Natural Products

Dr. Eva SkinCare is an all-natural, vegan cosmetic company that provides a solution to skin problems. Their products do not contain synthetic detergents, parabens or other preservatives. The soaps are handmade with care and precision by Dr. Eva herself. They are known to ameliorate skin conditions and inflammation, as well as add preventative measures against mosquitos and bugs. “There are lots of people who do soaps,” Eva explains. “But what sets us apart is our approach and our focus on helping the skin heal.” Dr. Eva’s products help people feel confident and good in their skin. 

My K-12 Advisor: Connecting Schools with the Companies Who Serve Them

My K-12 is a platform that connects schools to service providers to find eachother, connect, and do business. “The idea is to create a more transparent ecosystem in education,” Carlos says. The platform helps schools be strategic and efficient with their money, engage with peer-reviewed vendors, and make better decisions for their constituents.

Pingus: Modernizing Blood Flow Measurement

Pingus is a wearable ultrasound that continuously monitors blood flow, uploads that data to the cloud, and alerts healthcare providers of concerning trends. It has applications in the management of CLI (further described below), vascular access management for patients with End Stage Renal Disease on Hemodialysis, and patients on Extra Corporeal Membranous Oxygenation.

The Crêpe Society: Providing Healthy, Authentic, On-the-Go Food

The Crêpe Society is for UVA students, faculty, and staff, who are looking for delicious, healthy lunch on the go. The creperie serves authentic French sweet and savory crepes. The Crêpe Society offers a menu with healthy, gluten-free alternatives made with locally sourced ingredients that students faculty and staff can enjoy on the go. Right now, the Crêpe Society is located at the café in the i.Lab. However, in the fall of 2020, The Crêpe Society food truck will be on UVA's grounds for everyone to enjoy. 

Tunari: Localizing the Recycling Industry

Tunari is a company that shreds, melts, and processes recycled plastics with their unique machines that are designed to treat the plastics locally. Some plastics are not recyclable, and most of it goes to different dumpsters and landfills. Tunari is finding a way to reuse plastic more efficiently by doing it locally. The current procedure that recycling centers use often involves shipping the plastic off to a different location for processing. “This requires a lot of time and effort to hire people and pay for trucks to deliver it and sometimes there isn’t even space for it,” Misha explains. “We thought, what if we process plastic locally and then we don’t have to do all of that.”

GrowSpring: a Post-Death Navigational Tool for Solo Spouses

This post-death navigational tool is designed to assist a solo spouse effectively understand, navigate, and complete what feels like an overwhelming never-ending list of chores. GrowSpring shepherds women and men alike through this challenging and emotionally difficult time by creating simple To-Do lists around estate settlement, insurance, healthcare, and solo household management considerations that are helpful, relevant, and timebound. The platform’s primary goals are: to help them move forward with strength, empower them to become self-reliant, and most importantly encourage new growth following loss. Savvy Sage believes that “Growing is honoring.”

MetaCTF: Providing Hands-On, Learning-Based Competitions

MetaCTF is a cybersecurity educational training and recruiting company that provides a variety of services for businesses, universities, and conferences. They host hands-on, interactive, and learning-based competitions and training that make it easy to learn new cybersecurity skills by breaking down complex concepts into engaging challenges that simulate real-world scenarios.

BEATDiabetes: Helping Diabetic Patients Achieve Their Goals

BEATDiabetes leverages technology and insights from behavioral economics to support and motivate patients during their other 5000 waking hours, when they are on their own, surrounded by distraction and temptation. The program offers a set of customizable frequent text message-based engagement and financial incentives to assist the patient in reaching their goals. If the patient achieves their set mark, they receive $100 and a chance to win $500.

Lotta: Redesigning the Portable Bidet

If you have ever traveled to parts of Europe, South America, or Asia, you probably have encountered a bidet. Bidets are used in these cultures to provide a more hygienic way to clean yourself after you use the bathroom. Many people across the world are accustomed to bidets and find it very hard to adapt in the United States without them. That is why Naseerullah Khan (Col '20), Muhammad Ahmad (Comm’20), and Hayatullah Khan (Lehigh University) set out to create a portable handheld bidet with their company, Lotta. 

Division 1-on-1 Trainers: Connecting Collegiate Athletes with Local Athletes

It has been nearly impossible for collegiate athletes to earn money for their talents and expertise due to extremely regulated NCAA policies. However, Jared Vishno (Col '20) and Grant Sirlin (Col '20) found a way to make it possible with their company, Division 1-on-1 Trainers.

Division 1-on-1 Trainers is the only NCAA approved platform that connects current college athletes to athletes in the community for personal sports training sessions.

BraveX: Incorporating Touch with Virtual Reality

BraveX simulates real-life physical interactions using a biomechanically restrictive virtual exoskeleton. A user can wear their device with any VR headset and feel resistance when they come in contact with an object during the game. Placing your hand on a desk in reality vs virtual reality is different because your hand stops on a real table and falls through in a simulated environment. BraveX goes a long way to solve this deficiency in current technology to mimic the real world. They are studying how a person interacts with objects, considering factors like forces, barriers, and resistance in their exoskeleton device.

UBall: Transforming the Game of Basketball

UBall is designed so that anyone can bring a basketball set with them and set it up on any field or beach. In just a few minutes, it can be secured in the ground, like an umbrella. It then packs up into a backpack that people can carry on their back, making it extremely portable. Beyond its versatility, the major aspect of the game is that it is a reduced size so that the average person can experience one of the greatest plays in basketball: the dunk. 

Heartbeat: Car Seat Device to Help Busy Parents

Heartbeat is a device compatible with any car seat that helps busy, distracted and tired parents feel like they have additional support in remembering their toddler is in the car. The device connects to an app on the guardian's phone. The app can sense if the phone has moved a certain distance from the car and will send an alert if the device detects a child in the seat. Tomeka is working on developing multiple security nets in case the guardian forgets their phone as well. 

Flexadyne: Revolutionizing ACL Braces Using 3D Printing

Flexadyne is a company that utilizes 3D printing technology to create customizable medical braces for patients recovering from ACL injuries. Custom fitting each patient provides a more comfortable and durable brace, and for a fraction of the price. These braces also include sensors which differentiate Flexadyne from any other ACL brace currently on the market. These sensors connect to an app that helps the patient monitor their progress in rehabilitation.