THEO: Tactile and Haptics Enabled Open Surgery Simulator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-11-C-0070
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4918
Amount: $998,991.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-H06
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, -
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gordon Hirschman
 Principal Investigator/EV
 (781) 890-1338
Business Contact
 Cheryl Beecher
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrat
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Research Institution
Extant virtually reality surgical simulators are predominantly focused on simulating minimally invasive surgeries where the surgeon"s interaction is with long tools through fixed access ports. Infoscitex is building on the considerable body of work generated in developing the tissue properties and image generation engines for these simulators, along with more recent work in haptic and tactile feedback, to create a realistic simulator for open surgery. Tactile feedback sufficiently detailed for textural information enables the Tactile and Haptics Enabled Open (THEO) Surgery Simulator to simulate the feel of open surgery as well as the use of tools, therefore creating a truly multi-purpose simulator for a wide range of applications. Infoscitex is partnered with clinical collaborators at the Lahey Clinic and research collaborators at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to develop the THEO surgery simulator.

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