A Norway-based company, biim Ultrasound, which in 2015 opened an office at the Research Park at FAU, licensed Dr. Bill Glenn’s ultrasound patent and is working to develop a portable, wireless and pocket-sized ultra sound machine that could be used in doctor’s offices around the globe. In November 2017, Biim Ultrasound announced that its Biim® linear probe and Biim® software app received FDA clearance as a diagnostic ultrasound system. The Biim® Diagnostic Ultrasound System is intended for diagnostic ultrasound imaging for the human body. Specific clinical applications include musculoskeletal, needle guidance, pediatric, peripheral vessel and small organs, and has been developed, in part, by licensing FAU-developed technology.
Dioxide Materials and FAU’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) continue their partnership in the area of whole-building CO2 monitoring for whole-building CO2 sensing and demand control ventilation. The team submitted a joint proposal to the ARPA-E SENSOR program (Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition), and a subsequent concept paper to the ARPA-E OPEN program. Dioxide Materials additionally engaged the FAU team on an existing NOAA effort through a sub-award, focused on hardware support for a new version of Dioxide Material’s CO2 sensor for in-water applications.
Collaborative endeavors with Dr. Fred Steinberg, University MRI, have taken many dimensions over the years, and have been extremely fruitful, resulting in presentations, more than 40 published articles, student MA and Ph.D. theses, and funded grants totaling more than $3 million. Some of the projects undertaken include the investigation of the neural mechanisms underlying behavioral coordination and its breakdown; uncovering the neural circuits involved in human timing and quantifying their context dependence; investigating the neurophysiolgical and anatomical basis for cognitive deficits and recovery of function following from mild brain injury; and investigating neural mechanisms involved in learning disabilities.