Dr. Leonard O Sullivan's Projects


Ostoform is medical device that aims to manage peristomal skin complications for people with ileostomies.

Human Factors Associated with Deployment Accuracy of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is an emerging treatment option for previously contraindicated patients suffering from Aortic Stenosis (AS)

Product Design &Technology

PDT is the largest Product Design undergraduate program in the country. It provides the foundation for much of the research originating from the Design Factors group

Design of an improved approach to laparoscopic resection of the colon and surrounding mesentery

Exploring opportunities to improve clinical outcome in laparoscopic abdominal surgery using human factors methods to identify specific design needs.

Axo Suit

Lower-body, upper-body and full-body assistive exoskeletons which will support older adults in carrying out their daily tasks, and participating in occupational and social activities.

3D Print @UL

3DPrint @UL

Development of a Fuzzy Front End design framework to optimise commercial success of low risk medical device development

The aim of this research is to develop an alternative approach which focuses on unmet user and clinical needs in low risk medical devices


Soft modular biomimetic exoskeleton to assist people with mobility impairments

Real World Studio

6 week sponsored industry collaborations – with the aim of exploring and making sense of multiple diverse and challenging 'real world' design briefs.


SoloPEP is an Enterprise Ireland funded commercialisation project that aims to deliver a disposable positive expiratory pressure device to patients suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, emphysema and COPD.