Projects for Potential Commercialization

Development of a Retinal Vascular Tortuosity for Early Detection of Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy

More than 8% of the world population have diabetes which causes long term complications such as retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy and foot ulcers. Growing patient numbers has prompted large scale screening methods to detect early symptoms of diabetes (rather than elevated blood glucose levels which is late symptom). The product is a diagnosis tool that measures vascular tortuosity in the retinal funds to detect signs of diabetic retinopathy.

Contact the Principal Investigator: Dr. Anjula de Silva (


Development of Gait Analysis System for Rehabilitation

Development of a system to identify and study “gait” (walking patterns) to diagnose abnormalities. Using wearable technology, monitor a real-time graphic representation of gait patterns, which will give insight into diagnosis, corrective rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Product will be a low-cost yet effective substitute to gait labs, which cost approximately LKR 15 million.

Contact the Principal Investigator: Dr. Pujitha Silva (


Development of diagnostic tool for foot ulcer detection in diabetic foot

Using imaging technology and infrared thermography, the product is able to scan the plantar and periphery of the foot and using a specific algorithm, helps clinicians identify ulcers and wounds. The device has been tested with diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with positive outcomes.

Contact the Principal Investigator: Dr. Anjula de Silva (


Development of Surgical Technique for lower leg amputation

Technique that uses finite element analysis, medical imaging, and additive manufacturing to develop a 3D computational tool which will support surgeons’ surgical decision making process prior to amputation. The computed image will allow surgeons to trial different cuts, assess potential rehabilitation effectiveness, and prepare for postsurgical treatment.

Contact the Principal Investigator: Dr. Pujitha Silva (


Development of universal drug dispenser

A device which dispenses medicine effectively and accurately, particularly useful for patients with poor medication compliance, who forget to take medicine on time, and mix up intake. The device will be designed particularly for elderly and visually impaired persons, and will include reminders, accurate measurement, and dispensation.

Contact the Principal Investigator: Dr. Nuwan Dayananda (


Development of power augmentation device for elderly population

A soft wearable actuator device which augments the joint forces in the elderly population, to help them stand and walk.

Contact the Principal Investigator: Dr. Damith Chathuranga (


Development of wearable suit to track limb movement in players

Wearable technology solution that uses motion sensors to allow trainers and coaches to track body movements, to assess and correct posture, and refine and develop technique. Solution is a cost-effective alternate to bulky image processing systems which have impaired effetciveness in outdoor environments.

Contact the Principal Investigator: Dr. Damith Chathuranga (


Development of transradial robotic prosthetic device

Transhumeral amputees who lack forearm muscles struggle to control their prosthesis using only EMG signals. This system uses EEG signals and “Steady State Visual Evoked Potentials” where brain signals

Contact the Principal Investigator: Prof. Ruwan Gopura (


Development of smart mattresses for bed sore prevention (elderly population)

Development of mattress consisting of a pressure mat, which detects pressure risk points for the development of bed-sores and in turn alerts the nursing staff on shifting patient positions. Output can be linked to nurse’s station or smart phone app.

Contact the Principal Investigator: Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe (


Development of hand-held ultrasound Doppler with mobile application.

Low cost hand-held probe that can assess presence of free fluid in abdominal cavity or presence of flow to be used at points of care. Imaging output generated on smart phone app.

Contact the Principal Investigator: Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe (


Development of in-vitro measurement device to detect alterations in bone quality.

Development of device that analyzes bone quality and provides results based on locally validated parametrics to diagnose bone disease. The product will substitute the existing diagnosis method DEXA scan, which costs range between 60-100 USD.

Contact the Principal Investigator: Dr Angelo Karunarathne (


Development of Artificial Prosthetic Hand

Control of upper-lim prosthetic hands is a challenge in patients where the prosthesis relies on EMG signals and there is a lack of forearm muscles in the arm. The proposed product proposes brain signals as an alternative input source, to develop a transhumeral prosthetic hand that uses EMG and EEG signals.

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Development of an EEG-Controlled Meal Assistance Robot

Development of an assistive device to aid individuals who cannot independently direct food to their mouths for consuming. The robot will be controlled using EEG signals that indicate user intentions, as well as camera-based mouth position tracking and detection systems.

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Development of a system to profile foot temperature of the plantar and the periphery.

Development of a product that can scan the foot plantar and periphery to develop a thermal image of the foot's temperature profile, using near-infrared thermography. The tool will be helpful in mitigating foot complications due to disorders such as diabetes.

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