Filling the need for organ phantoms in surgical education
We aim to design synthetic organ models to give surgical students a humane, affordable, and accessible tool to practice with.
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 officially became a startup!
PhantomCor returned 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
Began presenting at a showcases for the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine as an example of how future “physician-innovators” could synthesize healthcare and technology. Also connected with Chicago-based innovation with a presentation under the ThinkChicago Roadshow
PhantomCor was named a winner at the 2nd Annual Illinideas pitching competition, hosted through UIUC’s Technology Entrepreneur Center
Travelled to the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, to connect with industry leaders in cardiac phantom technology and better gauge customer expectations
PhantomCor featured on the front page of the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology
PhantomCor expands, bringing on three new members: a Mechanical Engineering Intern (Chris Chong), a Staff Engineering Intern (Rena Kanegae), and a Marketing Intern (Emma Lee)
Selected as finalists for the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation’s Student Startup Award!
Chosen to participate in the iVenture Accelerator, an educational student startup incubator at the University of Illinois! CEO Hiba Shahid and VP of R&D Teresa Yang are currently on campus connecting with entrepreneurship resources in Chicago and developing PhantomCor's business model.
Accepted to the National I-Corps Program!