Apr 12th, 14
Title: Development of Medical Devices: Bench to Market
Speaker: Daniel H. Kim (Professor, University of Texas)
Date : 14th (Mon) April 2014, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Place: C1 Seminar Rm (#1121) at Department of Mechanical Engineering
The process of designing innovating medical devices is divided into three phases: identify, invent and implement. First, you identify an unmet medical need and its solution that is not only feasible but also commercially viable. Second, you develop a solution to this need through a group process and prototyping. Last, you transform an idea and a prototype to a real product which can be used to treat patients at the market.
Here we introduce two companies that were founded though this innovating design process. Spinal Kinetics is currently conducting clinical trials of the M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc. Spinal Modulation, Inc. is developing next generation Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) technology to treat chronic pain. We believe that the innovation process helps you to develop a research and implementation plan for a technology or an idea with a potential clinical application.
Dr. Daniel H. Kim is Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas where he also serves as the Director of Spinal Neurosurgery and Reconstructive Peripheral Nerve Surgery at Memorial Hermann
Apr 1st, 14
Medical Device Start-Up Experience in Silicon Valley
Date: 9th(WED) April. 2014, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Place: Department of Mechanical Engineering C1 Seminar Room (#1121)
Speaker: SEAN J. NA (licensed Attorney in the State of New York, Managing Partner Intellectual Property Attorney)
Highlights of Discussion
- What is problem? Is this real problem?
- What is Innovative or/and Sustainable? Design Control
- What are unfair advantages?
Mar 7th, 14
TCL will host a seminar titled “Structural and Functional Properties of Metallic Glass : thin film to bulk.”
Date : 13th (THU) March. 2014, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Place: Department of Mechanical Engineering
C1 Seminar Rm(#1121)
Title: Structural and Functional Properties of Metallic Glass : thin film to bulk
Speaker: Haein Yim (Professor, Department of Physics, Sookmyung Womens University)
Abstract: Metallic glass can be considered as a new type of metallic materials since it has extraordinary structural and functional properties when compared with corresponding crystalline metallic materials. Metallic glass has promising properties such as high yield strength, hardness, and elastic strain limit, along with relatively high fracture toughness, fatigue resistance, and corrosion resistance. Metallic glass also exhibits good electrical and magnetic properties, so metallic glass has a great potential to be used as a part in various types of devices. Especially, metallic glass has excellent soft magnetic properties (low coercivity Hc, modest anisotropy constant Ku, and almost zero magnetostriction). Based on the recent exciting developments in enhancing the properties of the metallic glass, the possible functional application of bulk metallic glass will be presented.
Mar 2nd, 14
Members of TCL have graduated from KAIST.
- Seung-Chan Kim (Spring, 2013)
- Won-ho Shin (Spring, 2013)
- Seongyong Koo (Fall, 2013)
- Yongman Park (Spring, 2013)
- Jaechul Kim (Fall, 2013)
- Jin-Tae Kim (Fall, 2013)
- Yongho Jo (Fall, 2013)
- Jei-Han Lee (Fall, 2013)
Let’s celebrate !
Nov 20th, 13
Seongyong Koo had presented his work titled “Multiple Object Tracking Using an RGB-D Camera by Hierarchical Spatiotemporal Data Associatio” at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2013 .
Aug 28th, 13
We had Summer Workshop at Mt. Seorak (Seoraksan).
Jul 20th, 13
A Ph.D student, Byung-Kil Han started an internship at HCI Group at MSRA from July 2013.
Good luck to BK !
May 5th, 13
Seongyong Koo, a Ph.D student, will be presenting his work titled “GMM-based 3D Object Representation and Robust Tracking in Unconstructed Dynamic Environments” at IEEE ICRA 2013.
See more information on http://robot.kaist.ac.kr/paper/view.php?n=363.
May 2nd, 13
There will be the second TUM-KAIST workshop at CoTeSys CCRL 2, Karlstrasse 45, Munich, Germany on May 3, 2013.
Jong-Gwan Lim, Seung-Chan Kim, Seong-Yong Koo, Byung-Kil Han, Chan-Soon Lim will be presenting their work.
Apr 25th, 13
Seung-Chan Kim and Byung-Kil Han will be presenting their work titled “Feeling the Unseen: Physical Interaction with Depth-embedded Images” at ACM CHI 2013.
More information available at http://robot.kaist.ac.kr/paper/view.php?n=367.
Apr 10th, 13
IEEE WHC 2013 will be held at Daejeon Convention Center (DCC) during April 14 ~ 18, 2013.
The IEEE WHC 2013 will offer opportunities to share the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and innovative products. The ultimate objective is to advance our field of haptics through networking among academia, industry, and affiliated specialists; and to build mutual understanding among colleagues from all over the world.
For more information, visit http://www.haptics2013.org/
Mar 24th, 13
We had bike trip to Bburi-park in Daejeon.
See more photos here : http://robot.kaist.ac.kr/photo/?p=162
Feb 27th, 13
Hyun-Young Lee, Chan-Soon Lim, and Seri Sun joined TCL as MS students from this semester !
Welcome to TCL ! Nice to have you with us !
Feb 22nd, 13
MS students Seung-Geon Moon, Kyung-Su Chun, and Semin Ryu graduated from TCL.
Congratulations on your graduation !
Dec 3rd, 12
Dr. Seong-Young Ko (Assistant Professor, Chonnam National University) will be presenting a talk titled “Bio-Inspired Flexible Needle for Percutaneous Intervention and Single-Port Neurosurgical Robotic Platform” on 5 th December 2012.
- Date : 5 th (WED) December 2012, 8:30pm-10:00pm
- Place: Department of Mechanical Engineering C1 Seminar Rm(#1121)
Abstract: Minimally invasive surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of variety medical pathologies has become important choice in many clinical applications. In this presentation, two researches in medical robotics will be mainly explained. The first topic is development and control of a bio-inspired flexible needle for a neurosurgical percutaneous intervention, which is being developed in the Mechatronics-in-Medicine Laboratory at Imperial College London, UK, where the speaker worked as a research associate. Inspired by the ovipositor of certain insects, the flexible needle was designed so that it consists of multiple segments that are able to slide with respect to each other. The flexible probe can follow an arbitrary smooth trajectory using its unique motion mechanism, so-called a programmable bevel. It was shown that the needle can follow a predefined path in the soft tissue with high accuracy. The another topic of the presentation is a single-port neurosurgical robotic platform, which is being developed in the Robotic Research Initiative at Chonnam National University, Korea, where the speaker works now. In order to minimize an opening for a neurosurgical procedure, surgical instruments are designed to be integrated into a 20mm outer diameter cannula. Through this single port, two highly articulated robotic arms and one stereo endoscope are integrated. It was shown that it provides a sufficient workspace and a dexterous motion to perform the surgical removal procedure of brain tumor. In addition, other research experiences such as an intravascular microrobotic system and a robotic couch for a heavy ion therapy will be outlined briefly.
Nov 13th, 12
Dr. Terry Fong from Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA has visited TCL on Nov. 13, 2012.
Sep 25th, 12
Medical group of TCL was featured by KAIST webzine.
Sep 15th, 12
Juhwan Seo, Seri Sun, Prof. Eun-Sook Jee and Prof. Dong-Soo Kwon had attended IEEE RoMan 2012 (21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication).
Jul 10th, 12
We had wonderful time at Yeosu, thanks to the sea wind.
More pictures are available at : http://robot.kaist.ac.kr/photo/?p=1