Trainingsmodel «The Egg» Showcase

The training model supports future physicians in endoscopic surgery. It allows training of the processes and movements during an operation under realistic conditions.

Description

The three-dimensional model is a 3D reconstruction of a head, made of hard plastic with a softer, removable part around the nose and the sphenoid sinus. In the model a receptacle for a boiled egg is added, which is captured by two soft shells. Within surgical training, the model allows to carefully open the shell and the subsequent resection of the yolk, which simulates tumor tissue. The aim of the OP is to spare surrounding protein ("healthy tissue") largely. It is thus a realistic...

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The three-dimensional model is a 3D reconstruction of a head, made of hard plastic with a softer, removable part around the nose and the sphenoid sinus. In the model a receptacle for a boiled egg is added, which is captured by two soft shells. Within surgical training, the model allows to carefully open the shell and the subsequent resection of the yolk, which simulates tumor tissue. The aim of the OP is to spare surrounding protein ("healthy tissue") largely. It is thus a realistic simulation of operational movements possible which must be carried out under endoscopic view through a narrow access and at a depth of 12 cm.

Unlike most extremely expensive simulation software-based training models for pituitary surgery, this 3D trainings model provides tactile feedback and enables quick and easy repeating. It is successfully used in the training of assistant doctors within neurosurgery. The validation tests show a significant learning curve in the resection.

The training model «The Egg» is the first model that has been validated for the basic performance metrics of transnasal endoscopic pituitary surgery.

This showcase shows:

Major benefits achieved

Functional or component integration

Field of innovation

More customized products

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Customer

Hospital of the canton St. Gallen

Customer industry

Medical
Provider

Irpd AG

Supplier position in the value chain

R&D + Organisations
Suppliers + Vendors
Processors + Service providers
Manufacturer (OEM)
Technologies and materials

Technology

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Irpd AG will display this showcase at the following exhibition:

AM Expo 2016
20. and 21. September 2016, Messe Luzern, Switzerland
Halle 02 / Booth D2135