College students enhance Encoris' spine surgery training platform: 5 insights

Written by Megan Wood | February 01, 2018 | Print  |

Medical device company Encoris teamed up with Allendale, Mich.-based Grand Valley State University students to improve a spine surgery training simulation, according to Grand Valley Lanthorn.

Here are five insights:

 

1. The device is designed to cut costs and boost hands-on learning for spine surgeons in training.

 

2. The students developed a camera system for the Encoris' S2T Surgical SmartTrainer, which decreases cadaver and X-ray use.

 

3. The S2T Surgical SmartTrainer consists of a human torso model encased in a shell. Within the shell, the students placed four cameras that operate much like a C-arm would during surgery.

 

4. Additionally, the students built a rail system intended to keep the cameras situated along the spine.

 

5. The S2T Surgical SmartTrainer is able to simulate numerous spine conditions, with interchangeable components.

 

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