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Innovating and engineering for and on the wards

  • Begyle 1800 West Cuyler Avenue Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)

Cristian Luciano, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Haptics and Virtual Reality in Medicine: 4 case studies
The emerging technologies of virtual reality and haptics have the potential to improve medical training, enhance image-based diagnostics, and increase surgical outcomes. This talk will focus on the research and development of interactive applications for surgical training and simulation, non-invasive prostate cancer diagnosis, preoperative planning, and multi-sensorial surgical guidance, conducted by a multidisciplinary collaboration among engineers, physicians, and 3D modelers at UIC.

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Craig Niederberger, MD FACS
University of Illinois at Chicago

Zero Bar Innovation
We are in an era where creating highly sophisticated technological innovations that previously required substantial resources accessible to a few large industries are now available to all. This social sea change in the democratization of high technology has resulted in a zero bar for innovation with extraordinary ramifications for educating engineers and for public innovators. And sex and bicycles. Got your attention? 

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