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CyberGlove Systems Hosts Worldwide Contest for New Motion Capture Technology Applications

...application of its hand-centric motion capture and haptic products. CyberGlove Systems is the worldwide lead...application of its hand-centric motion capture and haptic products. The winner of this contest will receive ... markets are sure to evolve for motion capture and haptic force feedback products. Current industry appl...

Education and progress at the 24th Annual EAU Congress in Stockholm

...res. However, minimally invasive surgery has largely deprived the surgeon of the sense of feel that open surgery provides. Surgeons must acquire a new haptic sense for performing minimally invasive surgery and that requires additional training. The importance of (virtual) simulation training technology is i...

Doctors will soon be able to feel organs via a display screen

...e adapted to the images, this is done partly automatically on the basis of the content of the image and partly with the input of the user wielding the haptic pen, he explains. Erik Vidholm has also developed a method for rapidly visualizing complex image volumes with the aid of modern graphics cards. Th...

Robotics lab helps stroke patients with recovery

... of physical therapy for stroke patients to regain the use of their limbs," said system architect Marcia O'Malley, director of Rice's Mechatronics and haptic Interfaces Laboratory (MAHI). "We hope to refine our system to allow patients to recover faster and to allow therapists to more precisely monitor pati...

Computer-based Brain Training Addresses Many Ills

...iation of chemobrain symptoms and improvement in everyday function. -- A presentation by Michael Trujillo on the use of specially designed haptic joysticks to assess the differences in fine motor control performance between musicians with hand dystonias and healthy adults. The differen...

MAKO Surgical Corp. Names Frederic H. Moll, M.D. to Board of Directors

...AKO Surgical Corp., a developer of minimally invasive, surgeon-interactive, haptic robotic technology for knee surgery, announced today that Frederic H. Moll,.... Founded in November 2004, the company has developed and released the MAKO haptic Guidance System(TM) (HGS(TM)). This FDA-cleared, surgeon-interactive roboti...

Hip Replacement Can Now Be Performed On Virtual Patients

...et up can also be voice controlled using simple commands. For example, a doctor would say 'I'm cutting the skin' or, 'I'm lifting the muscle', and the haptic system will adjust the force and pressure to suit that stage of the operation. In short, every effort has been made to perform the surgery as close to...
Haptic in Medical Products

Single-Piece Intraocular Lens with haptic eyelets

Description: Single-Piece PMMA Intraocular Lenses....
Company:CIBA Vision

Osher Haptic Forceps

Description: Delicate forcep used to lift the haptic of the lens out of the implant package. A groove in the platform intended to permit a secure grip without crushing or kinking the haptic. Angled 45 degree, 5 mm from tip....
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Rhein Artisan Lens Holding Forceps

Description:...w The Surgeon To Grasp And Exactly Place The Artisan Lens Into The Anterior Chamber, Precisely Aligned To The Iris. The Jaws Are Designed To Grasp One haptic Edge For Firm Control Over The Implant, For Exact Placement Of The Lens. Reusable, Autoclaveable, Guaranteed For Life, & Available For A 30-da...
Company:Rhein Medical, Inc.

UNFOLDER Silver-T Intraocular Lens Insertion System

Description:...elivery can be stopped at any time, allowing the surgeon to adjust the placement. Even after the IOL is unfolded, the surgeon maintains control of the haptic and placement. The UNFOLDER Silver-T also prevents IOL contact with the wound and the exterior of the eye, reducing the potential for postopera...
Company:Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.

MPort SI Inserter

Description:...sular bag. Alignment to capsular bag is assured by planar delivery. Leading haptic is positioned to be delivered directly into the capsular bag without sweeping motion. No additional instruments are needed to position inferior haptic into capsular bag. The spring loaded design of the MPort SI inserter provid...
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Fine Universal II Inserter

Description:...rounded blades for a secure grasp of a folded optic. The tips of the blades have a .15 millimeter notch which may be used to grasp and tuck a superior haptic into the superior bag when delivered in the 6&12 o'clock orientation. Made of titanium, the knurled handles of the forceps have a flat ridge down the ...
Company:Rhein Medical, Inc.

Universal Folding Forcep

Description:...gn the implant and position it for a precise fold. Ideal for lens diameters from 5.5 mm and greater. Grasping platform on tip is great for tucking the haptic between the lens halves....
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Thornton Intraocular Lens Forceps

Description:... Facilitates grasping and implanting the haptic loop beneath the pupil margin and within the capsular bag without wrist twisting. Angled 45 degree 11 mm long jaws are placed in the same vertical pla...
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Kellan Intraocular Lens Forceps

Description:...licate angled 9 mm jaws. A small groove on the interior portion of the platform is aligned with the handle and provides additional control of trailing haptic during insertion into the capsular bag....
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Lester IOL Manipulator

Description:... Vaulted shank. For engaging the inferior haptic without touching the dome of the IOL....
Company:Katena Products, Inc.
Haptic in Biological News

Wii bit of fun at Rice University has serious intent

...wireless interface between player and screen. "It's the only part of the system we really need," said O'Malley, director of Rice's Mechatronics and haptic Interfaces Laboratory. Byrne said they'll compare data from the Wiimote to that from a more expensive Vicon motion capture system to "see how good the...

Visual technology enables brain to learn in new ways

... the Tufts system can combine the sense of touch with that of sight through haptic devices that convey varying levels of resistance to the user when he or she...at enables users to remove a "tumor" during a simulated procedure. With the haptic device, these virtual surgeons receive force feedback when touching a hard ...
Haptic in Biological Technology

CUREXO Technology Corporation Launches Its ROBODOC(R) Surgical System at Upcoming Orthopaedic Conference in Las Vegas

...icine will be sharing his clinical experiences using the system. The System provides consistent, reproducible outcomes, is the next generation beyond haptic systems, and has the only open platform providing surgeons with a choice of implants from the major implant manufacturers. "I am very pleased to ...

Robots moving closer to humans

...ford University, CA, USA. His current research, which focuses on human-centered robotics, is concerned with human motion synthesis, humanoid robotics, haptic teleoperation, medical robotics and human-friendly robot design. Professor Khatib is the President of the International Foundation of Robotics Researc...

MAKO Surgical Corp. Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

...tion and implants for minimally invasive orthopedic knee procedures. MAKO's haptic Guidance System(TM) includes an interactive haptic robotics platform that u... implants through a keyhole incision. This FDA-cleared surgeon- interactive haptic robotic system allows surgeons to provide an innovative tissue-sparing bone...
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