Randy Ellis

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Recent Research Projects

Information Processing for Medical Image Understanding

2018/19-2019/20 • $128,000 • PI
This research program can be phrased as a simple question: ``How can computer science improve a physician's understanding of disease processes?'' In the proposed work, novel displays of complex information will provide tools for exploring metabolic processes and guiding a surgeon to excise all...

Computational Models For Surgical Navigation

2012/13-2017/18 • $252,000 • PI
This research program can be summarized simply as the pursuit of answer to the question: "How can computer science improve a surgeon's understanding of the human body?''Mathematical modeling and virtual reality can provide tools for modeling organisms, predicting outcomes of proposed changes,...

Research Platform for Medical Education Informatics

2016/17 • $149,992 • PI,CO
The equipment will support research in medical education informatics. We are witnessing revolutionary changes in medical education, where much progress has been driven by harnessing the power of modern informatics. Traditionally, medical trainees practice on real patients under the supervision...

Spatially Navigated iKnife

2015/16 • $148,810 • PI,CO
<p>The equipment requested will support a wide range of translational science and engineering research in the theme of advanced computational surgical navigation.<br /> <br /> Computational surgical navigation systems brought major advances to many areas of surgery during the past decade....

NSERC CREATE Training program in Bone and Joint Health Technologies

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,500,000 • PI,CO
The CREATE Professional Research Training Programme in Bone and Joint Health Technologies will provide highly qualified personnel trained in the integration of engineering principles, biological sciences, and information technology to solve patient oriented clinical problems through research...

Computational Guidance for Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry

2014/15 • $149,480 • PI,CO
Rapid evaporative ionization mass spectrometry (REIMS) is a revolutionary technique that allows real-time characterization of human tissue and bacterial species by analysis of aerosol released during electrosurgical dissection or evaporated and ionized. This revolutionary technique still has a...

Advanced real-time 3D imaging, planning and navigation of fracture surgery

2011/12-2013/14 • $185,985 • PI,CO
Tremendous advances have occurred in fracture management, due in part to new implants that internally fixate many fractures with minimally invasive techniques. For example, complex femoral fractures are now treated by sophisticated 'locking' nails that require only a few small incisions to...

A system for real-time, portable 3D medical imaging acquisition for interdisciplinary research

2013/14 • $126,644 • PI,CO
The requested system combines two unique portable medical imaging acquisition devices: a handheld 3D scanner for real-time scanning using structured light and a portable ultrasound (U/S) machine for real-time scanning using sound waves. Both imaging devices are portable, fast, have 3D capacity,...

Kinematics-based navigation for reconstructive hip surgery

2010/11-2012/13 • $159,435 • PI,CO
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Technologies for image guided therapy

2010/11-2011/12 • $92,000 • PI
Image-guided therapy uses medical images, 3D position sensing devices, and computer-based navigation systems to improve the ways in which physicians treat patients. Images, such as MRI scans, can be used before an interventional procedure (such as surgery or catheterization) to carefully plan...



An apparatus for presenting a chemical spectrum to a human user in an audible and/or tactile format comprises an input that receives at least one chemical spectrum, a processor, and at least one transducer that produces the audible and/or tactile output. The processor identifies a first component and a second component of at least one value of the at least one chemical spectrum, selects at least one periodic function for each first component, and modulates the at least one periodic function...
Related applications: CA20183013376