Dream Team Software Engineering (DTSE) is our software development division. DTSE currently contains three subteams that are all focused on producing innovative technologies for the patients and doctors at Shands Hospital through a combination of web apps, mobile apps, VR games, and software-controlled hardware.
The Diabetes VR team collaborates with an endocrinology team at Shands to create an educational game in virtual reality for pediatric diabetes patients. The goal is to help patients learn about subjects like portioning, carb counting, and more in an engaging and immersive way which leverages the unique capabilities of virtual environments. We combine programming skills with art and game design using technologies including Unity with C# scripting and Blender.
The Cardiology team is focusing on a software application that is able to process and display a patient's heart scans in relation to an LVAD surgical implant so that the doctors in the Shands hospital has a visual aid to help them explain the surgical process to patients. The project's aim is to alleviate any stress on the patient side and inform them another way.
Train of Four
Our team aims to automate the Train of Four test by accurately measuring the degree and number of hand movements of a patient after an electrical stimulus. This measurement would allow doctors to assign medication dosage precisely. Some technologies we use include Python, TensorFlow/Keras, and Unity.
We are collaborating with the CSSALT lab to create a project to detect venous air embolisms using a precordial doppler. Precordial dopplers can be placed over the heart to monitor the presence of air embolisms. Air embolisms occur when gas has entered the venous system, often during surgical procedures or clinical settings, and can result in patient fatality. Anesthesiologists currently monitor changes in sound in the doppler audio to detect air embolisms. This project involves automating and optimizing this process, allowing for real-time detection. The software will use doppler audio output, and the end project should be in the form of a standalone executable. The Air Embolism project is new for Fall 2023!