Kevin Cleary: The Bioengineering Initiative at Children’s National Medical Center; Device Development for the Pediatric Environment
This talk will give an overview of the recently established Bioengineering Initiative in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. The mission of the Bioengineering Initiative is to serve as an engineering research for the hospital and work with clinical partners to develop technology for minimally invasive interventions. The technology developments include medical devices, medical robotics, image registration and fusion, and image-guided navigation for pediatric interventions. The clinical applications include laparoscopic abdominal surgery, knee arthoscopy, craniosynostosis, ureteroscopy, and cochlear implant surgery. The institute includes scientists, radiologists, and surgeons that are dedicated to improving the precision and decreasing the invasiveness of pediatric procedures.
Kevin Cleary, PhD
Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC, USA