NYU Langone Medical Center and BioDigital Teach Lung Cancer Surgery Skills by “Feel” Using SensAble Technologies Haptic Devices in First Thoracic Surgery Simulator

NEW YORK & WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SensAble Technologies, a leader in haptic devices and 3D modeling solutions, announced that its customer, BioDigital, working in partnership with surgeons at NYU Langone Medical Center, has created the first medical simulation application for teaching residents the high-technology procedure for lung resection of the right upper lobe, most commonly performed to treat resectable lung cancers. The BioDigital RULR (Right Upper Lobe Resection) Cognitive Task Trainer provides residents in NYU Langone’s cardiothoracic surgery department with a safe yet highly realistic method of learning the precise feeling of a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. This minimally invasive procedure offers faster recuperation time, yet requires the surgeon to operate with limited visibility inside the chest – amplifying the potential for surgical complications.

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