Simulator For Catheter-Based Cardiovascular Procedures
Award last edited on: 3/14/13

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Principal Investigator
Joseph L Tasto

Company Information

Immersion Corporation (AKA: High Techsplanations Inc~HT Medical Systems Inc)

2999 Ne 191st Street Suite 610
Aventura, FL 33180
   (408) 467-1900
Location: Single
Congr. District: 24
County: Miami-Dade

Phase I

Contract Number: 1R43HL062068-01A2
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Less invasive cardiovascular interventional techniques, such as transcatheter placement of endovascular grafts, are increasingly being developed. A large challenge to the adoption of these new procedures is physician training. HT Medical proposes research that will provide an opportunity for training without risk to patients. The goal of this project is to improve clinical outcomes through the development of a "virtual reality" simulator for endovascular placement of stents, stent grafts, and angioplasty. For Phase I, feasibility will be demonstrated by developing a prototype that focuses on endovascular placement of stent grafts for abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs. The prototype will be evaluated by a panel of physicians who perform this procedure. In Phase II, the visual and tactile enhancements that are necessary for commercialization will be made based on input from this physician panel. The prototype will be advanced to allow the user to perform other endovascular interventions, such as coronary artery stenting. A comprehensive study will be conducted to evaluate the simulator's training efficacy. During Phase III, medical schools, physician training programs, medical device companies, and CME organizations will be targeted. The market base will be expanded by building other medical simulators, using technology developed for this simulator. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: Endovascular therapies are one of the fastest growing areas in procedural medicine. The proposed technology will facilitate that growth. The target market includes medical schools, physician training programs, medical device companies, and organizations and hospitals that teach Continuing Medical Education courses. We plan on capturing an even larger market by leveraging the technology developed for this simulator to produce other medical simulators.

Thesaurus Terms:
cardiovascular surgery, catheterization, computer human interaction, computer simulation, computer system design /evaluation, medical education blood vessel prosthesis, computer program /software, continuing education, educational resource design /development, interactive multimedia human data

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