UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO’S FORCE-FILM WINS NATIONAL JAMES DYSON AWARD
Two University of Toronto PhD students are taking home the Canadian national James Dyson Award for Force-Film. The technology is a thin surgical instrument add-on that accurately measures forces exerted on tissue from minimally invasive surgery.
Robert Brooks and Justin Wee built the patent-pending design. The device retrofits any standard rigid MIS instrument, and the forces detected by the film are wirelessly communicated to the surgeon, providing live force feedback that allows the surgeon to determine exactly when dangerous levels of force are nearing… Continue Reading