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Fractured Femur Simulator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
71906
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O041-DH1-3052
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SIMULUTION, INC.
211 River Ridge Circle - STE 104 Burnsville, MN 55337
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Fractured Femur Simulator
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0106
Award Amount: $749,760.00
 

Abstract:

Simulution Inc. proposes to work with Melerit Medical AB of Sweden and Soft Options of the UK to create a fractured femur simulator to train orthopedic surgeons and other medical professionals. The TraumaVision Simulator, a part task, virtual reality simulator allows surgeons to practice installing internal fixators - including screw, pins, and hooks - into a virtual femur while watching simulated fluoroscopic images. We propose to modify the TraumaVision Simulator to include more functionality and realism. Phase II will finalize development and implement simulations of bleeding, tissue deformations and collisions between instruments. More patient scenarios including different fractures and morphologies will be added, and the scoring system adapted to accommodate these changes. Physical models of the lower extremities will be built that contain femoral pre-fractures that can be released under computer control. The VR portion will display an appropriate fluoroscopic image for the pre-fracture released. The physical models will also include soft tissues that can simulate swelling and bleeding and allow physical exam and palpation of pulses without VR headsets and data gloves. A validation assessment of the prototype TraumaVision simulator will be completed. A didactic educational curriculum to be used in conjunction with the simulator will be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce D. Anderson
Principal Scientist
6038984657
banderson@simulution.com

Business Contact:

John D. Cook
President
9524471954
jcook@simulution.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIMULUTION, INC.
16173 Main Avenue Prior Lake, MN 55372

EIN/Tax ID: 251903781
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No