Dr. Fedorak, Dean of FOMD visited SSRL, he met with Dr. Zheng's graduate students and computing science collaborators, and gave a insight into their projects.
Congratulations to Emanuel and Cailey, they were Surgical Simulation Research Lab's summer student last year. They all got enrolled into Medical School, University of Alberta at the same time this year.
SSRL whole lab members went hiking.
Dr. Bin Zheng was awarded by NSERC Discovery Grant in 2016. This 5-year grant support the study of using augmented reality technology to teaching surgical skill.
Our summer students, Ian, Peter and Caily made poster presentations on their summer projects.
Dr. Antti-Pekka Elomaa, a neurosurgeon in an exchange program from Finland working at SSRL meeting neurologists Dr. Fang Ba and Dr. Taleh Fatehi
Ahmad Ismat Kathrada from the National University of Singapore presenting his SSRL research project at a poster exhibition at the university. His research is sponsored by the University of Alberta Research Experience Program (UARE).
A group of visitors from Spain visited SSRL and SMRI MIS suite.
SSRL members took part in a fun barbecue outside under the sun.
Simon and David succeed their master's degree defense!
SSRL members provided a one day workshops for Global Medical Students in Surgical skills training, These workshops included virtual reality/augmented reality and obesity care.
Dr. Bin Zheng gave a lecture at the Global Academic Leadership Development (GALD) Program which offers world-class professional training courses for administrators, educators, researchers, and professionals.
SSRL was interviewed and reported by Edmonton Journal, UA Folio, CBC and Global TV. Check the link to see more details.
Edmonton Journal: https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/april-25-building-a-better-surgeon-simulation-lab-could-literally-put-rookies-in-best-hands-say-u-of-a-researchers
UA Folio: https://www.folio.ca/u-of-a-lab-testing-technologies-to-better-train-surgeons/
Global TV: Video Link
Our summer student, Fengnan Yue, made a poster presentation "Smart Heart: A Wearable Device-Based CPR Guidance for Children".
A group of undergraduate medical students from Third Military Medical University visited SSRL, four workshops were given through one week,
1.Simulation & Simulation-based Education (Dr. Bin Zheng);
2.Surgical Skill Training & Assessment (Dr. Simon Byrns) / Haptic Feedback in Surgery (Dr. David Pinzon);
3.Visualization in Surgery (Dr. Rosi Bogdanova);
4.Surgical Team & Team Training (Dr. Wenjing He)
Whole lab members of SSRL went out for hiking.
Dr. Alan Lomax, a retired surgeon and active researcher in the field of surgical innovation visited SSRL.
Dr. Zheng, graduate students, and summer students in our lab attended the Summer Camp held by Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. David, Rosi and Wenjing presented their research project.
On Tom Williams Research Day, Rosi and Wenjing were selected for oral presentation; Eric was selected for poster presentation, and won a second prize. Wenjing was awarded for Dr. Ray Rajotte Award in the dinner.
Wenjing He presented at the 3 Minute Thesis Mid-finals Competition.
Doctors Bin Zheng, Eric Fung and Simon Byrns taught third year medical students suturing skills at SMRI in the afternoon.
Eric Fung, Simon Byrns and Xianta Jiang presented their projects at the GRAND conference in the morning.
Surgical Simulation Research Lab Celebrate Lunar New New Year with Multimedia Research Centre (MRC) And Advanced Man Machine Interface (AMMI) Laboratory
Summer students Yifan Hao and Maggie Yang presented their projects at the UARE Research Symposium for Visiting Interns. Their projects were titled "Impact of Distorted Haptic Feedback on Force Control in the Hands" and "Gaze Behaviors in Scanning 3D Models: Print-out vs On-Screen."