Technical Briefs

Personalized Surgical Instruments

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Peter Liacouras

Naval Postgraduate Dental School,
Bethesda, MD

MAJ James R. Schmid

US Army/Baylor University EMPA Doctoral Fellowship,
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

LTC Michael Parsons

US Army Joint Training Branch / Deployable Training,
Team, JCW, DD J7

Brian Sabart

Stratasys, Eden Prairie, MN

Christian Macedonia

Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency Arlington, VA

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 26, 2013; published online July 3, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030934 (Jul 03, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1096; doi: 10.1115/1.4024487 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 26, 2013

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Simulated surgery on cut suit

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Personalized hemostat and needle driver

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Personalized tissue forceps design

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Fig. 1

Example of a parameterized hemoastat



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