High fidelity Virtual Reality Trainer for Orthognathic Surgery

High fidelity Virtual Reality Trainer for Orthognathic Surgery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43DE027595-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43DE027595
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2017
Solicitation Year: 2016
Solicitation Topic Code: NIDCR
Solicitation Number: PA16-302
Small Business Information
28 CORPORATE DR, Clifton Park, NY, 12065-8688
DUNS: 010926207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 BEATRIZ PANIAGUA
 (919) 869-8877
 beatriz.paniagua@kitware.com
Business Contact
 CHARLES WEATHERFORD
Phone: (518) 371-3971
Email: proposals@kitware.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PROJECT SUMMARY The surgical community is making an active effort to develop new approaches to surgical training in order to compensate for limits in work hours improve outcomes for patients and improving the efficiency of learning minimizing the risks for the patients Virtual Reality VR surgical simulators hold enormous potential in improving the efficiency of learning allow for unlimited practice and rehearsal of surgical procedures and have been demonstrated to impart skills that transfer to the operating room We propose to develop a VR based Oral and Maxillofacial OMF surgical trainer for OMF surgeons and residents that can improve procedural knowledge and surgical proficiency The work proposed will a develop a highly realistic VR training system in order to recreate as reliably as possible the visual haptic tactile ergonomic procedural and functional aspects of OMS surgery and b perform face content and construct validation of the OMF VR surgery training system The proposed system will allow OMF surgeons to enhance their training in few targeted complex steps in sagittal split osteotomy SSO in a virtual environment and predict the outcome of interventional decisions before actual surgery without any risks to the patients Practicing surgical techniques on demand with direct quantitative feedback plays an essential part in developing the needed expertise to a improve the quality of the outcomes for patients and b improve efficiency in the surgical technique thereby reducing the operating time Virtual simulation platforms provide risk free training environment that has a huge potential to increase the efficiency of surgical training Successful completion of this Phase I proposal will result in a Phase II SBIR proposal focused on the clinical validation of the effectiveness of this system as a training tool for OMF surgery residents to practice the complex steps in SSO PROJECT NARRATIVE The surgical community is making compensate for limits in work hours improve patient outcomes and improving the efficiency of learning We propose to develop a highly realistic Virtual Reality based Oral and an active effort to develop new approaches to surgical training in order to minimizing the risk for the patients Maxillofacial OMF surgical trainer for OMF surgeons and residents that can improve procedural knowledge and surgical proficiency in sagittal split osteotomy SSO orthognathic surgery Virtual simulation platforms provide risk free training environment that has a huge potential to increase the efficiency of surgical training

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