Capstone Design Teams Archive

Fall 2020 Capstone Design Teams

Two capstone teams completed biodevice-related projects in capstone design courses in the fall 2020 semester.

  • Design of test fixtures for protective devices used in endoscopic skull surgery, Penn State Center for Biodevices (watch the video)
  • Improving estimates of PPE stocks, Penn State Manufacturing and Sterilization for COVID-19 (MASC)

Fall 2019 Capstone Design Teams

Five undergraduate student teams completed biodevice projects in Dr. Mary Frecker’s engineering capstone design course in the 2019 fall semester.

  • Heart Rate Monitor, Penn State Wrestling Team
  • Walking Speed Sensor, Penn State Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Lead Apron Support, Medtronic plc
  • Bioaerosol Sampler, Penn State Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Noncontact Sensor, Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering

Learning Factory Design Showcase: Best Project Award Winners: Heart Rate Monitor team and Walking Speed Sensor team

students at capstone design showcase

students at capstone design showcase

Faculty who are interested in working with a team of students on a capstone design project can learn more about it on the Learning Factory’s website.



Established in 2020, the Center for Biodevices aims to bridge foundational science and clinical applications of biodevices, while enabling success of faculty, clinicians, and students across multiple disciplines.

Center for Biodevices

The Pennsylvania State University

Reber Building

University Park, PA 16802