From 3D modeling for patient-specific implants and prosthetics to simulators for petrous bone surgery, to stroke rehabilitation, to needle-based simulations for blind procedures such as epidural injections, both the FreeForm 3D touch-enabled modeling systems and the PHANTOM® haptic devices and OpenHaptics™ toolkit are used in the medical industry. Sensable has also designed new and customized haptic devices for simulation and robotics for leading medical equipment suppliers.
Selected customers in this industry include: 3B Scientific GmbH, 3D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Anatomics, Biomet, Children's Hospital in Columbus Ohio, GPI Anatomicals, Grupo GMV, Industrial Virtual Reality, Innovative Sports Training, Inc., IRCAD Research Institute against Digestive Cancer, iRSM, Kallisto, Lagarrigue, Medical Modeling, Mednet, Medtronic, Lackland US AirForce Base, Melerit Medical AB, Porex, PDR and Morriston Hospital, ProMedArt, Royal Perth Hospital, Stanford University, The Chamberlain Group, Synthes, University of Glasgow, University Hospital Maastricht, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Universtiy of Sheffield, Yantric.
Note: several of our customers in this industry have requested confidentiality.
Solutions for the Medical industry that integrate Sensable products are provided by the following OEMs or Systems Integrators:
- Innovative Sports Training - The MotionMonitorTM real-time 3D motion capture system
- Kallisto - BYOSYS solutions for Orthotists and Prosthetists
- MedicVision - Mediseus Epidural simulator
- Yantric - EpiSimTM, LapSim, and Medsim SDK
See the available models, videos, case studies, and haptic applications below.Models
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See how the Freeform Modeling Plus system can be used for custom medical implants, including how an acetabular implant can be designed to fit perfectly with a patient's scanned pelvis
See how the FreeForm Modeling Plus system can be used for forensic facial reconstruction, including how the sense of touch enables forensic artists to create facial likenesses using skull data as a reference.
See how the FreeForm Modeling Plus system is the ideal tool for creating custom implants and prosthetics.
"BoneSim is a visuo-haptic environment for simulating surgical procedures where bone drilling is a significant component. This can be used for pre-operative planning or for training purposes. This system was developed by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Surgery at Stanford University.
Courtesy of Dan Morris and Chris Sewell, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University. http://www.techhouse.org/~dmorris/projects/bonesim/. "
|Industrial Virtual Reality ImmersiveTouch™|
ImmersiveTouch is the first system that integrates a haptic device with a head and hand tracking system and a high resolution high pixel-density stereoscopic display. Its ergonomic design provides a comfortable working volume in the space of a standard desktop. The haptic device is collocated with the high resolution 3D graphics, giving the user a more realistic and natural means to manipulate and modify 3D data in real time. Force feedback takes virtual reality beyond the visual to the tactile domain; from a limited interaction to a hands-on workbench for training and simulation. Courtesy of Cristian Luciano, Industrial Virtual Reality, Inc. http://www.ivri.com
|HORUS - Haptic Operative Realistic Ultrasound Simulator|
"HORUS is a real-time ultrasonography simulator employing two PHANTOM Omni devices. HORUS allows simulation of ultrasound and biopsy for planning or training purposes on real patient data.
Courtesy of Clement Forest Institut de Recherche contre le Cancer de l'Appareil Digestif (IRCAD Research Institute against Digestive Cancer)"
Scottish news clip looks at how the PHANTOM Omni device is being used as a robotic arm to treat children with dyspraxia: motor skills and coordination disorder.
EpiSim is a system that utilizes a PHANTOM haptic device to simulate a spinal injection used for epidural anesthesia. Courtesy of Yantric, Inc. http://www.yantric.com
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|Maxillofacial Prosthesis, University Maastricht, Netherlands|
"The University Hospital Maastricht identified the need for a method of building prosthetics that reduces development time and production costs and increases patient satisfaction. Read how they turned to the FreeForm Modeling system, in this case for a patient that required a complete ear restoration."CaseStudy_maastricht.pdf
|PDR and Morriston Hospital: Cranioplasty Plates|
"PDR and Morriston Hospital are developing more efficient and less costly methods for producing cranioplasty plates using the FreeForm system. Working together, the team researched using the FreeForm Modeling system to produce a prosthetic plate for a craniofacial patient. "CaseStudy_PDR.pdf
|Walter Reed 3D Medical Applications Center Delivers Custom Implants Faster with FreeForm Modeling Plus|
The 3D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, located in Washington, DC is the only one of its kind to serve DOD and VA hospitals countrywide. They create custom models and implants needed due to injury and disease-related problems. The center’s director is Dr. Stephen Rouse, a retired military dentist and the Senior Medical Engineer, Dr. Erge Edgu-Fry, is an atomic physicist by training. With the FreeForm system in their workflow, Dr. Rouse and Dr. Edgu-Fry estimate that it will take 2-5 hours per part, which is a significant time-savings over their existing method which can take 2 days or more to produce a hand-modeled implant.CaseStudy_WRAMC_CSS_Sept2005.pdf
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|Industrial Virtual Reality Immersive Touch|
|Haptic Cow Veterinary Training|
|insight® Arthro VR, a product by GMV|
|Melerit Medical TraumaVision|
|The Motion Monitor|
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