Surgical Cockpit -- Multisensory/Multimodal Interfaces for Robotic Surgery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$96,909.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-09-C-0159
Award Id:
90073
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-028-0022
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2826 11th Ave E, Seattle, WA, 98102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
828052568
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Rosen
Associate Professor
(831) 459-5302
rosen@ucsc.edu
Business Contact:
Aylin Kim
CEO
(602) 373-3708
aylin.kim@mdbymd.com
Research Institute:
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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