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Surgical Simulation Skeletal Systems

Technology #20160037

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Robert Sweet, MD
Jack Stubbs
Associate Program Director Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School
Dan Burke
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Andrew Morrow
Technology Licensing Officer

3D Printed Skeleton Model

Two surgical simulation skeletal systems provide fully 3D-printable, snap-together systems for military training, medical education or surgical simulation. One system contains internal pathways for wires and sensors, while the other, based on material analysis of the human skeleton, boasts relatively anatomically correct material specs. Each CREST surgical simulation skeletal system can be created with a 3D printer using multiple standard filament types on a dual-extruder printer, and its eleven parts easily snap together for quick assembly.

BENEFITS AND FEATURES OF SURGICAL SIMULATION SKELETAL SYSTEMS:

  • 3D printing technology produces inexpensive practice models with easy, snap-together assembly
  • Anatomically accurate representation of skeletal systems
  • Suitable for applications in military training, medical education or surgical simulation
  • Provides internal pathways for wires and sensors

Phase of Development Prototype