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"I graduated from LSSU in Mechanical Engineering in 1999, and have since had a heavy focus in robotics and systems integration. I spent my first 7 years with FANUC in Rochester Hills as a product manager, and have since worked for Hartness International managing a robotic automation group. We continue to grow at a rapid pace, and will integrate 60+ robots this year and see no slow down in sight. My experience at LSSU has enabled me to take charge in this challenging and growing market."

Matt Job Business Unit Manager Automation Group Hartness International

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Senior Projects 2007-2008

 

Team IVI Logo1 Intergrated Vasuclar Innovations
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Team Integrated Vascular Innovations

Members:

  • Aaron Hoffmann
  • Michael Stumpo
  • Stephen Tillotson

Faculty Advisor:

  • Andrew Jones

Company:

  • Cardio Vascular Research
    Institute of New Mexico

Industrial Contact:

  • Dr. George Chandran

Project Description: Thrombus Prevention Device

Team IVI designed a medical thrombosis prevention prototype to decrease the risk of lower-extremity venous thrombosis, blood clots in the leg veins of human individuals. It improves blood circulation by applying pressure to different parts of the patient’s lower extremities in a timed sequence. The parts of the device include two cuffs: one for the upper thigh and another around the foot along with a controller to synchronize the operation with an air pressure supply unit. It allows medical professionals to conduct clinical trials and produce documentation to assess the effectiveness and safety of the device.

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Student Research...

Ellsworth, Michigan

Jonathon studied the foraging behavior of white-tailed deer. Previous studies claim that deer have the ability to determine which vegetation will benefit them the most during different times of the year. In the fall, deer select diets high in energy content to maintain body mass and temperature. Nachazel's study explored the relationship between preferred white-tailed deer forage and energy levels found in the three types of vegetation. His results will assist managers in helping decrease mortality rates during the winter.

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