Fractured Femur Simulator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,843.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-04-C-0106
Agency Tracking Number:
O041-DH1-3052
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SIMULUTION, INC.
16173 Main Avenue, Prior Lake, MN, 55372
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
141582333
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Anderson
Principal Scientist
(603) 898-4657
banderson@simulution.com
Business Contact:
John Cook
President
(952) 447-1954
jcook@simulution.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Simulution Inc. proposes to work with Melerit Medical AB of Sweden to create a femur fracture simulator to train military and civilian orthopedic surgeons and other medical personnel. The Melerit TraumaVision simulator, a part task, virtual reality simulator, will be modified and already allows surgeons to practice installing internal fixators including screws, pins and hooks into a virtual femur while watching simulated fluoroscopic images. We propose to modify the Melerit TraumaVision simulator to include more functionality and be more realistic. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of simulating bleeding and tissue deformation, simulating collisions between instruments and bone, and expanding the simulator to include multiple patient scenarios. The feasibility of including a physical model of a leg containing a femur with many fractures that can be released under computer will be evaluated. The physical model, when developed, will allow physical exam and palpation of pulses. In Phase I a validation assessment of the new functionalities will be done and expanded performance metrics will be defined. The content of an educational CD to be used with the simulator will be outlined. In Phase II a fractured femur simulator incorporating the functionalities developed in Phase I will be prototyped.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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