Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute
VIA Lab website.
Two working prototypes have been constructed, demonstrating independence of viewer location and requiring no special apparatus to be worn by the operator. The method could enable needles and scalpels to be manipulated with direct hand-eye coordination under ultrasound guidance. Invasive tools would be visible up to where they enter the skin, permitting natural visual extrapolation into the ultrasound slice. Biopsy needles would no longer be restricted to lie in the plane of the ultrasound scan, but could instead intersect it. These advances could lead to increased safety, ease, and reliability in certain invasive procedures.
You may peruse the complete list of Sonic FlashlightTM publications at the official Sonic FlashlightTM website under the "our Publications" section.
The Sonic FlashlightTM is patented under U.S. No. 6,599,247.
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