Put a Face On It Videos

The Put A Face On It video project aims to make a real-world connection between our members' work and its ability to transform people’s lives. By showcasing people who have benefited from university-developed innovations, we enhance awareness of the benefits of technology transfer. For additional information on how technology transfer is making the world a better place, visit the AUTM Better World Project.

Watch these inspiring videos below, or visit AUTM's YouTube channel.

Click here to learn how to submit your video that "puts a face" on technology transfer.

University of New Hampshire: Operation Hat Trick

Image An innovative nonprofit startup helps cover the needs of injured service members and veterans. Learn more.


University of Pittsburgh: Hemolung Respiratory Assist System (RAS) 

Image The artificial lung device provides respiratory support to people with acute breathing problems ─ filtering out harmful carbon dioxide and delivering healthy oxygen directly to the patient’s blood, allowing the lungs to rest and heal.  To read more about this technology, visit the Better World Project.

Lehigh University: Arsenic Filter

Image More than 1 million people now have access to safe, affordable drinking water thanks to an innovative water filtration system that removes naturally occurring arsenic from groundwater. Learn more.


Florida State University: The Pacifier Activated Lullaby (PAL)

Image The Pacifier Activated Lullaby (PAL) was introduced to the market in 2012 after 10 years of development. Premature babies don’t know how to suck and feed themselves. This device trains such babies and they go home earlier with the new skill (with savings to the healthcare system). Learn more.

University of South Florida: Rolling Dance Chair


The Rolling Dance Chair is an omni-directional, smartphone-controlled powered wheelchair. It possesses the following integrated movement options: height adjustment, omni-directional movement (forward, backward, diagonal, side-to-side, and r/l turning motion) and a freely mobile smartphone - tilt control which can be placed virtually anywhere on the body or held by hand. Learn more.

UC Berkeley: Exo-skeleton


This remarkable exo-skeleton is worn on the back and legs, making it possible for some wheelchair users to walk again. Small motors at the hips and knees power the user's legs. Crutches allow the user to balance and control the suit. Learn more.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR): Fever-Tree Repellent Candle


Collaboration between CSIR researchers and traditional healers on indigenous plants with mosquito repellent properties in the mid-1990s led to the discovery of a novel mosquito repellent. The essential oil of a specific chemo type of the indigenous plant, Lippia javanica (called LAPA), has more effective repellent properties than similar or comparable commercial products on the market (which includes citronella-based products). Learn more.

University of California, San Diego (Community Pediatrics): CATCH Program


Coordinated Approach to Childhood Health (CATCH) began as a university study in 1987 and has today become an award winning coordinated school health program that has been successfully implemented in thousands of schools worldwide. Learn more.


Purdue University: Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS)


Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) is a crop storage system designed to prevent insects from destroying stored grains. The system consists of a triple-layer bag made of 80-micron thick, high-density materials that uses a hermetic, i.e., airtight, seal. The bags cost-effective and easy to use and avoid the need for storage insecticides. Learn more.

UF Research Discoveries: Making the World a Better Place


Army Sergeant Edward Bonfiglio who avoided amputation using an NIH funded nerve graft. Learn more.