The Sheikh Zayed Institute Goes to Capitol Hill Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Last week, the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation visited Capitol Hill to demonstrate the latest in pediatric surgery...

Researchers, faculty, and staff visited the Rayburn House Office Foyer for an event highlighting the latest in pediatric surgical technology. From 11am-2pm, staffers, congressman, and visitors were invited to stop by the stations to speak with experts about various instruments that are driving solutions for children’s health. Featured innovations:

  • Human Algometer: This device is considered a game changer in pain management for children. Built to “measure” pain, the algometer will be useful for nonverbal children and children who are not old enough to articulate the severity and location of their pain.
  • Medical Gaming Technology: Understanding and diagnosing complex pain through videogame-play is a novel technique that is a favorite among the children who use this form of physical therapy.
  • Stereoscopic Augmented Reality: Laparoscopic procedures are more common today than ever before. This augmented reality dramatically improves the expert’s view during surgery.
  • Digital Dysmorphology: This non-invasive assessment of Down Syndrome screening proves to be a quicker method of diagnoses.
  • 3D Printing: This technology is where our surgeons and biomedical engineers meet. Engineers are able to print copies of a patient’s organs for the specialists to practice on before the surgery.

The Institute was delighted to have the US Representative for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, Elijah Cummings. Mr. Cummings visited the laparoscopic and 3D printing tables.

Dr. Peter Kim, Vice President of the institute, was excited for this event on the Hill. “The Sheikh Zayed Institute is the innovative hub of the health system, and what a great way spread the word through show and tell.” Visitors were able to test out the technology at each table, and speak with those who brought it to life.

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