Robotic System for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,969.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-09-C-0161
Award Id:
90076
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-029-0429
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
611466855
Principal Investigator:
Ching-Fang Lin
President
(805) 582-0582
cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact:
Emily Melgarejo
Director of Contracts
(805) 582-0582
lgreenberg@americangnc.com
Research Institute:
Georgetown University Medical Cente
Elisabeth Crigler
2115 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6
Washington, DC, 20007
(202) 687-0020
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of this project is to implement and demonstrate a new robotic system enabling Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) that improves surgical care of warfighters and their families. The proposed NOTES system will be used for many military and civilian surgery needs, especially on natural orifice diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis at a role 2 facility with return of the warfighter to active duty within 6 hours of surgery. In this Phase I project, the American GNC Corporation (AGNC) team provides a significant technological breakthrough with a NOTES robotic system which has five innovative features: a small size flexible robotic system structure; the capability of passing multiple surgical tools through the flexible robotic system for surgery procedures; a controllable motion of the NOTES system for better maneuverability; an intuitive user input device (UID) for easy operation and an image based guidance for enhanced situation awareness. The team will leverage its unexcelled expertise in advanced robot design, robotic guidance and control, graphical user interface, communications and robotics surgery in the development.

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