Computer Integrated Dynamic Scalpel (CIDS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,778.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0096
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB052-008
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
QORTEK, INC.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205, Williamsport, PA, 17701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196691930
Principal Investigator:
Alex Freeman
Vice President
(570) 322-2700
afreeman@qortek.com
Business Contact:
Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
(570) 322-2700
cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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