SOURCE: Stratos Product Development

Stratos Product Development

January 31, 2012 11:00 ET

Stratos Product Development Lends Critical Design Expertise to Mimic Technologies' dV-Trainer Surgical Training Device

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - Stratos Product Development LLC today announced its partnership with Mimic Technologies to advance the current design of the Mimic dV-Trainer, an independently validated, highly realistic simulation system for the da Vinci robot that improves patient safety and allows for surgical training, saving operating room time and reducing operational costs.

Stratos is developing an updated version of Mimic's dV-Trainer that involves creating a new 3D stereoscope and updating the existing hardware architecture so that the system will be more robust during manufacturing, service and operation. The solution will include miniaturized connectors, a custom fine-gauge cabling solution and reversible parts to minimize overall part count for the pair of gimbals contained in each system. Additionally, Stratos is working with Mimic to redesign the grip with a similar cabling solution to create additional features that improve the overall use of the grip. Read more.

"Mimic's dV-Trainer is designed with efficacy, ease of use and user comfort in mind," says Jeff Berkley, founder and CEO of Mimic Technologies. "Stratos is helping us to advance overall system performance so that our master console will not only be suitable for virtual reality robot training, but also for controlling actual robots."

"One of Stratos' core assets is a pool of expertise gained over decades of development for many devices and markets," Sean MacLeod, president, Stratos product development said. "This varied experience allows us to develop unique, highly-innovative solutions for our clients. In the Mimic dV-Trainer project, our engineers applied skills built over years of designing minimally-invasive devices, sophisticated automation and surgical tools."

About Stratos Product Development LLC
At Stratos, we know a cohesive, experienced team of developers can't be built overnight. For 25 years, we've been building a superior ecosystem for innovative product development. Expert industrial designers, researchers, software developers, electrical, mechanical, manufacturing and quality engineers and professional project managers are here to support your next product development challenge. Our collaborative, cross-discipline approach enables us to reduce time-to-market, maximize product opportunities and create compelling product solutions for users and unmet needs in the marketplace. We partner with clients worldwide, from start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations.

About Mimic Technologies
Mimic Technologies, headquartered in Seattle, was founded in 2001 to provide leadership in robotic surgery simulation and training. Together with leading institutions, Mimic continues to develop next generation learning tools and curricula that aim to advance robotic surgery training and improve patient safety. Mimic's mission is to set the standard for simulation and training in medical robotics by continuing to provide needed software and market leading haptic interfaces. Visit Mimic Technologies at

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