Congratulations to Krithik Ramesh for being awarded the top prize at this year’s Colorado Science & Engineering Fair, for the project “Develop a Live Time Navigational and Surgical Aid for Spinal Reconstructions”.
Lab Society was a proud sponsor of this event, and we were thrilled to see the ideas and projects that came to the forefront.
Our goal is to empower the young scientists of the future, giving them access to funds, tools, and equipment to help them get a stronger foundation in this underserved market.
We believe in the power of science for solving many of life’s most challenging problems, and the sooner children are exposed to real-world issues, the sooner we can improve the world in which we live.
Krithik’s winning concept aims to eliminate the need for fluoroscopy in surgery. If correct, his ideas could reduce pre-surgery discomfort and symptoms, operating time by a half hour, and possibly recovery time by as much as four weeks.
Aided by AR, surgeons of the future could eliminate many pain points currently experienced in complicated surgeries.
So how did it start?
The idea came about from studying motion tracking in a video game.
Just goes to show you that you never know where the next big idea will come from!