Ultrapointe Needle System

Project Information

Problem

Placing a peripheral IV can be challenging and require multiple attempts, which can delay life-saving treatment. Ultrasound-guided intravenous line placement is becoming the standard of care, but the technique has technical challenges.

Solution

This project uses a novel intravenous line placement system to achieve the highest level of accuracy on the first attempt.

Technology Type

Diagnostic

Aids with identifying the nature and cause(s) of a clinical problem or illness

Facilitator

Increases the efficacy of a clinical process or procedure

Therapeutic

Enables healing from or treatment of an illness or clinical problem

Monitor

Records/shares data as on-going surveillance of a clinical problem, process or procedure

PI/Inventor(s)

Jessica Gaulton, MD, MPH

Neonatology Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Clinical Innovation Fellow, Center for Health Care Innovation

Aaron Chen, MD

Director of Emergency Ultrasound

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia¬†

Camillo Taylor, PhD

Professor of Computer and Information Sciences

Penn Engineering

Jeremy Wang, MSE

Cohort

2018-2019