May 27, 2021
Smart toilet seat designed to potentially save lives
WHEC-TV talks to David Borkholder, professor in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and co-founder and head of research and development at Casana.
April 28, 2021
Alumni join forces to market smart toilet seat
Alumnus Nick Conn’s vision for a one-of-a-kind smart toilet seat that will improve the health of people around the world has made giant leaps toward becoming a reality with the help of one of RIT’s most generous patrons, Austin McChord.
February 24, 2021
Toilet Seat Offers Relief for Heart Patients
ASME.org features David Borkholder, the Bausch and Lomb Professor of Microsystems Engineering, and Nicholas Conn '11, '13 MS (electrical engineering).
October 23, 2020
Research team wins Catalyst Award in first year of international challenge
David Borkholder, Linwei Wang, Caroline Easton, and Adam Smith, part of RIT's Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative, recently won a Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine for their project, “Improving Health for the Aging through Daily Vital Signs Monitoring.”
October 14, 2020
RIT, URMC receive grant to study benefits of AI-enabled toilet seat technology
Toilet seats with high-tech sensors might be the non-invasive technology of the future that could help reduce hospital return rates of individuals with heart disease. A joint project by researchers at RIT and the University of Rochester Medical Center will determine if in-home monitoring can successfully record vital signs and reduce risk and costly re-hospitalization rates for people with heart failure. The five-year, $2.9 million venture is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
October 9, 2020
Linwei Wang named new director of RIT’s Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative
Linwei Wang has been named the new director of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative at RIT, and Adam Smith has been named Creative Director, a new position with the group.
October 7, 2020
High-tech toilet seat aims to help researchers in Rochester reduce heart disease
WHAM-TV reports on the Fully-Integrated Toilet Seat (FIT Seat) research led by Dave Borkholder, a professor in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, in collaboration with the University of Rochester Medical Center funded by a new 2.9M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
March 30, 2020
David Borkholder Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of David Borkholder, Ph.D., Bausch and Lomb Professor, Microsystems Engineering, to its College of Fellows.
September 11, 2019
Could a toilet seat help prevent hospital readmissions?
Guest essay by Nicholas Conn '11, '13 MS (electrical engineering), research scientist and founder and CEO of Heart Health Intelligence, published by The Conversation.
September 5, 2019
Podcast: Toilet Seat Measures Heart Health
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 22: Heart failure costs the U.S. $34 billion a year, with most of those costs due to repeated hospitalization. David Borkholder, RIT’s Bausch and Lomb Professor of Microsystems Engineering, talks with Nicholas Conn, a postdoctoral fellow and founder of Heart Health Intelligence, about a new invention that could help patients easily monitor their health in the privacy of their own bathrooms.
April 9, 2019
Toilet seat that detects heart failure created by RIT, URMC
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports on smart seat research led by research scientist and alumnus Nicholas Conn, Dave Borkholder, a professor in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and Karl Schwarz, MD URMC.