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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:
2004 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Fractured Femur Simulator
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0106
Award Amount: $99,843.00
 

Abstract:

Simulution Inc. proposes to work with Melerit Medical AB of Sweden to create a femur fracture simulator to train military and civilian orthopedic surgeons and other medical personnel. The Melerit TraumaVision simulator, a part task, virtual reality simulator, will be modified and already allows surgeons to practice installing internal fixators including screws, pins and hooks into a virtual femur while watching simulated fluoroscopic images. We propose to modify the Melerit TraumaVision simulator to include more functionality and be more realistic. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of simulating bleeding and tissue deformation, simulating collisions between instruments and bone, and expanding the simulator to include multiple patient scenarios. The feasibility of including a physical model of a leg containing a femur with many fractures that can be released under computer will be evaluated. The physical model, when developed, will allow physical exam and palpation of pulses. In Phase I a validation assessment of the new functionalities will be done and expanded performance metrics will be defined. The content of an educational CD to be used with the simulator will be outlined. In Phase II a fractured femur simulator incorporating the functionalities developed in Phase I will be prototyped.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

John 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