These stabilizers, or “cases”, are made of a stiff and comfortable foam. The outside precisely couples with a medical device, such as an MRI scanner or radiotherapy machine. The inside is automatically designed to fit the patient’s individual anatomy. The case is then rapidly fabricated from a foam blank using a Caseforge high speed milling machine.
Custom-designed cases provide excellent comfort while eliminating motion and precisely positioning the patient inside the medical device.
Caseforge, with its focus on improving patient outcomes through stabilization and placement consistency, came in first to win the spring 2016 Delta Prize hosted by the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. The company plans to use the prize money to launch its product to local MRI imaging centers in the summer.
PhD in Vision Science from UC Berkeley, James has made groundbreaking contributions in visualization and instrumentation of functional MRI. As CEO of Caseforge he leads development and commercialization efforts.
PhD in Neuroscience from UC Berkeley and MS in Computation and Neural Systems from Caltech, Alex brings expertise in MRI research and computational modeling, as well as former startup experience. As CTO of Caseforge he oversees the development of computational tools for automatically designing and manufacturing Caseforge products.
MBA candidate at the Haas School of Business and BA in Molecular Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, Young brings experience in commercializing new drug products, strategic planning, and business development. As COO he leads the business operations at Caseforge.
Chancellor's Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and an affiliate with Neuroscience and Computer Science, Jack is a leading expert in computational and cognitive neuroscience. He uses sophisticated computational techniques to improve both the science and the instrumentation of neuroimaging. He is an advisor to the Caseforge team.