New ergonomic MRI mouse developed for Cambridge Enterprise

Cambridge-based product design consultancy, eg technology ltd, have completed a project to develop a new MRI mouse with Cambridge Enterprise and the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Radiology Department.

Last month the team at eg completed a project to develop a new MRI mouse with Cambridge Enterprise and the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Radiology Department. The device was designed to address the ergonomics of navigating through 3D scan data on medical imaging workstations. It provides easy orientation of 2D views from 3D data, allowing the operator to concentrate on the diagnostic image rather than the operating interface.

Team lead at eg, David Warwick, said “Navigating a 3D MRI dataset poses some unique challenges which can’t be overcome by the standard mouse/keyboard interface. Having already worked with the team at Addenbrooke’s to build a prototype unit, Cambridge Enterprise asked us to spend some more time getting the design ready for a formal evaluation with some big name MRI equipment manufacturers. This required us to redesign many elements of the device to improve reliability and accuracy.”

Andrew Walsh of Cambridge Enterprise said of the project “eg technology have been fantastic in helping us make the ideas of Professor Lomas and his research team a reality. The project resulted in a device that we were proud to put in front of potential commercial partners”.

For more information click here to visit the eg technology website.

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