Advanced Ureteroscopy Simulation Workstation for Medical

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAMD17-03-C-0038
Award Id:
61257
Agency Tracking Number:
O022-0111
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
400 Plaza Drive, Suite-A, PO Box 1276, Vestal, NY, 13851
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
944322718
Principal Investigator:
Graham Upton
Director of Engineering
(607) 729-8526
graham@dvc400.com
Business Contact:
David Gdovin
President
(607) 729-8616
dgdovin@dvc400.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"The challenges associated with surgery are diverse and often subtle. In order for a surgeon to become proficient, a thorough understanding of a wide range of surgical techniques is required. This includes the ability to assess a given situation and takethe appropriate actions. These techniques require fine perceptual motor skills and attention to detail. The difficulty of open surgery notwithstanding, MIS introduces additional challenges. With MIS, the surgeon's view is limited to a 2-D representationof what the camera sees. Rather than a full view of the surgical field, only a relatively small area can be viewed at any given time. Also, the perspective-viewing angle can only be slightly altered, making depth perception very challenging. Theselimitations require surgeons to develop highly tuned spatial cognition skills in order to mentally reconstruct the 3-D environment.Diamond Visionics will provide useful solutions to the challenges stated above based on our extensive background in medical simulation and visualization. In Phase I, Diamond Visionics will investigate the feasibility of developing a proof-of-conceptPC-based MIS simulation system for endoscopic surgical simulation. This system will greatly improve surgeon effectiveness by providing realistic visualization, haptics, and validated courseware. Federal and non-federal markets for the results of this research include a wide spectrum of medical facilities and inst

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