Surgical Cockpit -- Multisensory/Multimodal Interfaces for Robotic Surgery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0159
Agency Tracking Number: A09A-028-0022
Amount: $96,909.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T028
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
Spi Surgical, INC
2826 11th Ave E, Seattle, WA, 98102
DUNS: 828052568
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jacob Rosen
 Associate Professor
 (831) 459-5302
 rosen@ucsc.edu
Business Contact
 Aylin Kim
Title: CEO
Phone: (602) 373-3708
Email: aylin.kim@mdbymd.com
Research Institution
 Univ. of California-Santa Cruz
 Jacob Rosen
 Baskin School of Eng, SOE-3
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA, CA, 95064
 (831) 459-5302
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The ongoing military conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan are conducted under conditions quite different from previous conflicts and demonstrate the need to deploy skilled personnel equipped with advanced technology to provide medical and surgical attention as close as possible to the point of injury. A major problem is the occasional mismatch between the type of injury and the type of surgeon available to treat it. Telerobotic surgery is a means to mediate the narrow spectrum of available front line surgical expertise. If robust telerobotic capabilities were available, an expert surgeon could perform the critical step of an operation from the continental US while the solider was located anywhere around the globe. Our objective in this proposed project is to develop a multisensory and multimodal surgical cockpit (surgical console) enabling telesurgery capabilities which expand the range of surgical expertise to the level dictated by the type and nature of wounds in the battlefield.

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