College of Allied Health Professions

Siu and team receive patent for simulator

Surgical skills training with PortCAS

Joseph Siu, PhD, along with Carl Nelson, PhD, and Hesham Ali, PhD, recently received a patent for a Portable Camera Aided Simulator (PortCAS) for Minimally Invasive Surgical Training. PortCAS is the first product their research team developed in their start-up company, Adeptus Interactive, currently incubated in UNeTECH.

PortCAS is a portable and low-cost trainer for laparoscopic surgical skills acquisition. This video demonstrates how it works.

Dr. Siu said, “We hope that this PortCAS system will be available for all medical students and residents at UNMC and beyond to practice their minimally invasive surgical skills whenever and wherever they want. They just need a laptop, internet and PortCAS, then they are ready to go!”

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