Embedded Sensors


ALT is developing pressure sensor arrays to be embedded into 3D printed anatomical models. The sensors can detect normal forces, including the force exerted on the tissue and the direction the force is being applied. The technology will measure the exact location of a trainee’s manipulation within the tissue stimulator to provide feedback on performance. In addition, the sensors have the ability to determine if the tissue is cut or torn during training. The technology will benefit surgical training applications, increasing trainee experience and precision.