Welcome to the Human Photonics Laboratory
Our goals are to advance the frontier of medical devices and optical technologies in the areas of enhancing human performance, detecting diseases and guiding their treatments.
The Human Photonics Lab has historical ties with the Human Interface Technology Lab where the ideas for the immersive VR pain distraction, scanning fiber endoscope, and the optical projection tomographic microscope originated. The HPL is comprised of three labs within Fluke Hall, administered by the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Current Health Innovations
AR/VR Applications – Pain Distraction, Medical & Dental Therapies
Biovizia – Easier, Faster, and Safer Detection of E. coli
CoreView – Pathology Lab in Disposable Cartridge
ThermoTape previously “UnTape” – Rapid Painless Removal of Medical Tape