CardiacTrainers are designed to teach surgical residents and medical students proper suturing technique. Students submit practice videos to an online learning management system where they can watch and learn techniques from world-class surgeons.
Cocreate connects a community of makers, artists and engineers who believe in collaborative creativity and the sharing economy.
The purpose of CoCreate is to empower all people by creating a supportive and collaborative community, with the ultimate goal of harnessing regional and global capabilities to maximize value creation and potentiation for all.
The CoCreate Community’s mission is to maximize the potentiation of individuals and organizations by creating a readily traversable and global network of creativity and entrepreneurship.
The CoCreate Community’s vision is of a world in which each person, as an individual or as part of an organization, is able to maximize and express his or her sense of possibility for a rewarding and successful life.
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Alex's work with brain-controlled helicopter flight has gained national attention. In a recent interview with Puzzlebox, Alex explains his research.
Alex's research has also shown that "Virtual Reality Hands" may help stroke survivors recover hand function.
Wander Wheel is an interactive adventure-finding application that uses your location to create a whimsical goal-based itinerary.
No matter where you are, the moment you open Wander, you'll be given an adventure with special missions for each location on your list. From high-fiveing trees to photo scavenger hunts, you'll never run out of fun things to do.
The Adventures of Wander Wheel is a comic series by Uncle Louis showing how Wander can be used for fun and adventure:
Medjules are low-cost surgical skills trainers that provide objective feedback.The universal base allows each modular top to send skill-specific data to the cloud. Medjules are being tested within different departments at the University of Minnesota.
Learn both the basics and intricacies of skin closure. Using an outcomes-based assessment system, data on wound approximation and eversion are available for review after working with this trainer.
This classic operation game tests the dexterity with which a surgeon can operate laparoscopic instruments. Data on speed and accuracy of tool handling are reported for a user’s view.
No surgical training is complete without a fluent command of secure surgical knots. This trainer assesses with a standardized force the speed strength and integrity of each knot that a surgeon makes.
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