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3D Printed heterogeneously integrated sensors embedded in Anatomical training models

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0068
Agency Tracking Number: H2-0018
Amount: $726,121.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP12-002
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-01-10
Small Business Information
504 W Pueblo St STE 302
Santa Barbara, CA 93105-6211
United States
DUNS: 964243823
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Cristopher Geiler
 (800) 273-5517
Business Contact
 Jonathon Barton
Title: CEO
Phone: (800) 273-5517
Research Institution

Currently there are over 20 types of procedural simulation models available for surgical skill training. Despite the large number of simulators currently available, there is a definite need for low cost anatomical training models with integrated sensors capable of recording the location and pressure measurements of a user"s performance in training of surgical cuts, manipulation and suture. Ideally, the model will have pressure sensor arrays with large grids of tactels that detect normal forces, which are capable of measuring: exact anatomical location of the trainee"s manipulation within the tissue simulator, force exerted on the tissue, direction the force applied, cutting or tearing of tissue, approximation of tissue (location of cut or pressure),occlusion and the release of occlusion of tissue ,application of energy onto the tissue and measurement of"fluids"within the vasculature.

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