Anatomy urethane casting of Biomedical Deice for Surgery Simulator

GENERAL SURGERY SIMULATOR

KINDHEART

A general surgery simulator allowing doctors to practice abdominal surgeries using the da Vinci surgical system.

CAD Modeling, Materials Research, Anatomy Research, Urethane and Silicone Casting, CNC Machining, Thermoforming, Custom Finishing

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • Anatomically correct model
  • Mount to hold porcine tissue
  • Materials properties closely matching flesh and bone
  • Easy to cleanup and reset for multiple surgeries
  • Modular to allow for multiple surgery setups

GENERAL SURGERY SIMULATOR

KINDHEART

A general surgery simulator allowing doctors to practice abdominal surgeries using the da Vinci surgical system.

CAD Modeling, Materials Research, Anatomy Research, Urethane and Silicone Casting, CNC Machining, Thermoforming, Custom Finishing

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Anatomically correct model

Mount to hold porcine tissue

Materials properties closely matching flesh and bone

Easy to cleanup and reset for multiple surgeries

Modular to allow for multiple surgery setups

CAD Model for Kindheart Medical Devices

Kindheart wanted to create a surgical simulator so that doctors could practice abdominal surgeries. We worked with them to create a detailed CAD model of the body and internal organs.

CAD Model for Kindheart Medical Devices

Kindheart wanted to create a surgical simulator so that doctors could practice abdominal surgeries. We worked with them to create a detailed CAD model of the body and internal organs.

Life-like models of the body, bones, and organs were made in-house using silicone and urethane casting.

Thermoforming Cast for Kindheart Surgery Simulator
Thermoforming Cast for Kindheart Surgery Simulator

Life-like models of the body, bones, and organs were made in-house using silicone and urethane casting.

Mannequin for Thoracic Surgery Simulator

The materials were specially selected to behave like skin and organs, and the model was painted to provide anatomical references for the practicing surgeon.

Mannequin for Thoracic Surgery Simulator

The materials were specially selected to behave like skin and organs, and the model was painted to provide anatomical references for the practicing surgeon.

The general surgery simulator is designed to be modular to allow for a wide variety of surgeries to be performed with this one mannequin. These range from hernia sac reductions to bowel anastomoses.

Silicone Casting for Biomedical Mannequin
Silicone Casting for Biomedical Mannequin

The general surgery simulator is designed to be modular to allow for a wide variety of surgeries to be performed with this one mannequin. These range from hernia sac reductions to bowel anastomoses.

Practicing Hernia Surgery using da Vinci Surgical System

The model allows for porcine tissue to be placed in multiple locations to allow the surgeons to practice on living tissue with a surrounding environment that is life-like.

Practicing Hernia Surgery using da Vinci Surgical System

The model allows for porcine tissue to be placed in multiple locations to allow the surgeons to practice on living tissue with a surrounding environment that is life-like.

A custom mount was designed for the simulator to rest in. The mount was produced using our in-house CNC routing table. The mount includes posts for keeping the model in place, tie down locations for attaching the model to the surgical table, and slots for ventilation.

Custom Mount for Kindheart Surgery Simulator
CNC Machining for Custom Mount of da Vinci Surgical System
CNC Machining for Custom Mount of da Vinci Surgical System
Custom Mount for Kindheart Surgery Simulator

A custom mount was designed for the simulator to rest in. The mount was produced using our in-house CNC routing table. The mount includes posts for keeping the model in place, tie down locations for attaching the model to the surgical table, and slots for ventilation.

Da Vinci Surgical System Robotics performing surgery on mannequin

SURGERIES PERFORMED WITH THIS SIMULATOR:

Hernia sac reduction

Mesh placement

Colectomy

Vessel anastomosis

Bowel anastomosis

Da Vinci Surgical System Robotics performing surgery on mannequin

SURGERIES PERFORMED WITH THIS SIMULATOR:

Hernia sac reduction

Mesh placement

Colectomy

Vessel anastomosis

Bowel anastomosis