University of Rochester startup, Simulated Inanimate Models (SIM), received the Outstanding Graduate Award and $400,000 in Round 3 of the Luminate NY competition. Luminate NY, which is administered by NextCorps, is the world’s largest business accelerator for startup firms that have optics, photonics and imaging enabled technologies.
SIM manufactures surgical training models that enable surgeons to train to competency more efficiently with high-fidelity training phantoms and innovative educational technology. Their technology, SIM ARTS, offers an immersive “flight simulator for surgery” that eliminates patient risk by enabling surgeons to practice complete procedures on lifelike anatomical models in an augmented reality environment that does not require the presence of the expert instructing surgeon.
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