Carnegie Mellon University
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Carnegie Mellon's Biomedical Engineering Students
To Observe and Test Innovative Surgical System
Event: Students from Carnegie Mellon University's "Surgery For Engineers" class will get hands-on experience with a new futuristic robot named "daVinci." The daVinci surgical system, created by California-based Intuitive Surgical, is a robot with four arms. Three of them hold tools, such as a scalpel or scissors, and the fourth arm is for a camera with two lenses that give surgeons a 3D image of the medical procedure.
Neurosurgeon James Burgess of Allegheny General Hospital, who developed the new Carnegie Mellon biomedical engineering course, said students will get to see how technology is helping surgeons. The demonstration is open to the public.
When: 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, March 23.
Where: Scaife Hall Lobby, off Frew Street, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.