S2T Surgical Smart Trainer
The prototype of a device that replaces the use of cadavers for surgical training was presented to aMDI. It was lacking the X-ray visuals surgeons need to train outside cadaver labs. The aMDI team converted four cameras into lifelike X-ray visuals, visible in real time. S2T, the first device to launch, is designed to replace the use of cadavers in training for minimally invasive procedures. It focuses on the posterior aspect of the spine and is shaped like a torso. Inside the torso shell is a sliding C-arm rail system with mounted cameras that mimic X-ray. A second version created for lateral spine surgery will follow shortly.