Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics (CSTAR)

The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
What the facility does

Research in minimally invasive surgery and therapy, and surgical simulation and skills assessment.

Area(s) of Expertise

Research and innovation in computer-assisted medical  intervention, focusing on systems and devices for robotics-assisted minimally invasive surgery and therapy (MIST); developing novel approaches for effective and efficient surgical training and skills assessment; haptics and teleoperation in robotics-assisted MIST.

Research Services

Robotic surgery, hapticssurgical training, surgical simulation, medical mechatronics systems and devices

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

CSTAR

Mimic simulator

Model: dv-Trainer

Virtual reality simulator of the da Vinci surgical robot

 

NanEYE Microcamera

Model: 2C Stereo USB

2.5 x 1.2 mm camera

 

Olympus Bronchoscope

Model: Evis Exera II (CV 180, CLV 180)

 

 

Ultrasonix Ultrasound System

Model: SonixTouch

 

 

Raven surgical robotic system

Model: RavenII

 

 

ATI force/torque sensors (6 units):

Model: gamma (3), nano43 (2), nano17(1)

 

 

Atometric 5 axis CNC Micromachine

Model: 4G

 

 

Quanser Haptic Devices (2 units).

Model: HD2 and Required Interfacing Components

Haptic (sense of touch) devices

 

NDI Electromagnetic trackers (2 units)

Model: Aurora Box and Table Top

 

 

Tektronix Oscilloscope

Model: MDO4104-6 Mixed Domain

 

 

Matrox frame grabbers (4 units)

Model: Orion HD (2), VIO (2)

 

 

Zaber xyz Linear Stages (2 sets)

Model: KT-LSM050A and T-LSR300B

Zaber Rotary Stages (2 units)

Model: T-RSW

 

 

ValleyLab Microwave Ablation System

Model: MW Ablation

 

 

ValleyLab Radio Frequency Ablation System

Model: Cool-tip Radiofrequency

 

 

Skytron Electro-hydraulic surgical Tables (2 units)

Model: 6701 Hercules