Dr. Eoin White's Projects


neoMimix uses an active microfluidic platform to naturally select sperm with unrivaled DNA quality for use in assisted human reproduction.

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.

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.


A novel securement device to reduce catheter related complications, infections, and improve the quality of life in patients requiring long term central venous access.

2017 Graduates from Design Factors

Congratulations to Dr. Fiona Wixted and Dr. Eoin White from their Design Factors friends and from the School of Design, who have graduated with their PhDs at the August 2017 UL Conferrings.

Health in a Box

Johnson & Johnson & The School of Design, University of Limerick Postgraduate PhD Scholarships

Design for Health and Wellbeing, MSc

Work and co-design with stakeholders right across health care, from hospitals, to mental health services, to public health, to well-being of consumers in society.

Rapid Innovation Unit

Ireland's first hopsital-based innovation hub for medical device innovation.

Dr. Eoin White's Publications

A novel approach to separation of the colon and mesocolon from the retroperitoneum during resection of the colon

Research-led anatomical visualisation, concept design, and testing metrics to aid in innovation in laparoscopic surgery.

Studying Patterns of Laparoscopic Surgery Instrument Use in Long Duration Colorectal Surgical Procedures

A case study was performed on the laparoscopic portion of a Sigmoid colectomy to pilot a method of categorising surgical instrument use during long duration colorectal procedures.

Developing a Framework to Understand Decision Making during Laparoscopic Procedures for Innovation in Colorectal Surgery

Developing preliminary framework to bridge the gap between the separate processes which affect surgeons’ decision making abilities.

Assessing Instrument Usage Patterns in Multiple Long Duration Colorectal Surgical Procedures to elicit design needs

Performing a case study on several separate high definition recordings of laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy procedures to assess the actions performed by the surgeon.

Creating Biofidelic Phantom Anatomies of the Colorectal Region for Innovations in Colorectal Surgery

Development of a replicated colorectal region for use in laparoscopic instrument innovation.

Rise of the machines: Has rapid prototyping evolved faster than the software used to create it?

Design methodology for the application of rapid prototyping in the iterative design of organic forms, and limitations dictated by current computer aided design (CAD) packages.