SBIR Phase II: Three-Dimensional (3D) Laparoscope

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0422102
Agency Tracking Number: 0319710
Amount: $428,918.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
POB 824, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kurtis Keller
 (919) 962-1746
Business Contact
 Kurtis Keller
Title: Mr
Phone: (919) 962-1746
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to develop a fully functional prototype 3-D laparoscope, which will be superior to the 2-D laparoscopes currently used in surgeries, based on laser illuminated miniaturized projector for computer generated light patterns and two cameras for acquisition of color and depth. The commercial application of this project will be in surgical operations. This device will have the capacity to provide depth and computer enhanced view of the surgical domain more akin to open surgery. This would allow for more precision in surgical procedures, thereby eliminating hand-eye coordination issues and reducing mistakes and accidents.

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