Donal Ryan's Projects

OROPRESS

A simple, wearable technology to measure tongue pressure during swallowing to enable patients with dysphagia to carry out therapies and to track their progress.

OSTOFORM

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

Hydros - Personal Flotation Device

Hydros is a three piece personal flotation system that mitigates the effects of cold water shock, hypothermia, and secondary drowning.

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.

3D Print @UL

Design Factors' Additive Manufacturing team at the University of Limerick offers 3D Printing services to both research bodies and to industry.