Computer Integrated Dynamic Scalpel (CIDS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: 05SB2-0096
Amount: $98,778.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: SB052-008
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205, Williamsport, PA, 17701
DUNS: 196691930
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex Freeman
 Vice President
 (570) 322-2700
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Research Institution
Qortek in collaboration with Penn State - Hershey Medical School and Verefi Technologies, a surgical simulation tool provider, proposes computer Integrated Dynamic Scalpel (CIDS) that allows recording of surgeons' endoscope motion during a surgical procedure. The dynamic scalpel comprises various smart sensors embedded for real-time displacement, gyroscopic and acceleration measurements, which are transmitted wirelessly to a central surgeon database or to a surgical control room. Rigid body dynamic models, motion compensation algorithms, data reduction techniques are developed and used to reduce this data to surgical tool - tissue interaction models. This information can be shared for; trainee to improve his/her surgical skill, assess post surgical outcomes, plan future surgical procedures and send the information to a robot to repeat similar surgical procedures. The dynamic scalpel information can also be sent over the Internet to across the world so a medic to treat a wounded soldier can follow the exact surgical procedure. The information can be compiled for virtual human physiology database. As a final outcome of Phase I, CIDS is integrated to OR surgical procedures. CIDS approach can be followed for many surgical tools and robots to yield a Computer Aided Surgical Systems and Technology (CASST).

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