Kevin Cleary: The Bioengineering Initiative at Children’s National Medical Center; Device Development for the Pediatric Environment

September 23, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
B17 Hackerman Hall


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.

Speaker Bio

Kevin Cleary, PhD

Technical Director

Bioengineering Initiative

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation

Children’s National Medical Center

Washington, DC, USA

Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics