A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research
May 4, 2016,
11:00am to 12:30pm

MBG Auditorium, PPPL (284 cap.)

COLLOQUIUM: Modern Surgical Technology

Mr. Chuck Pell

Despite half a century of progress in understanding the biomechanics of the tissues of which we are made, the ancient design of many surgical instruments remains unaffected by this knowledge. This 'Design Stasis' extracts a high cost from patients and our healthcare system. Revisiting the design assumptions of venerable instruments can reduce iatrogenic tissue trauma. Modern biomechanics and the commoditization of technology permit the development of “hand-held surgical robots:” familiar-looking instruments with enhanced capabilities that make surgery easier, faster, and improve outcomes.

Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2017-2018 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Nathaniel Ferraro, nferraro@pppl.gov
Charles A Gentile, cgentile@pppl.gov
Masayuki Ono, mono@pppl.gov
Tori Sikkema, tsikkema@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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