Minimally Invasive Surgical Research: Endoscopic Simulator Development
Final rept. 1 Sep 1999-31 Aug 2000
HT MEDICAL INC ROCKVILLE MD
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The purpose of this research is to develop minimally invasive procedural simulation technologies that are broadly applicable to the improvement of medical training. The implementation of this technology will enable the Department of Defense DoD to provide improved medical support to the wounded soldier through enhanced medical training with improved diagnosis, rehearsal, and treatment planning. This project leverages the involvement of ongoing DoD and civilian work in virtual reality and will improve military readiness through shortened recovery times. It will also lead to the production of commercially viable products with educational and training benefits for U.S. hospitals and medical schools. The specific application chosen for this research was the simulation of flexible ureteroscopy.
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