CBAC Members, Jennifer and Jon Silva have developed a hologram that visualises a patient’s heart while they are in the operating theatre. They were featured on BBC News. Click on the title or image for their BBC News video.
Holographic display improves physician accuracy when treating irregular heartbeat. CBAC members, Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, and Jonathan Silva, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering, co-led a team that tested a Microsoft HoloLens headset with custom software during cardiac ablation procedures on patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Patients with irregular heartbeats, or arrhythmia, have few effective treatment options — available drugs are not always effective, and implanted defibrillators can be too aggressive.
This article features the work of CBAC member Jonathan Silva, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Skandalaris Center hosted the second annual Skandy Awards. The awards welcomed of the WashU and St. Louis community to celebrate the innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial achievements of Washington University students, faculty and alumni.
CBAC members, Drs. Phillip Cuculich and Jennifer Silva were awarded the Skandalaris Center Awards in Innovation.
CBAC member Jennifer Silva, MD, a pediatric electrophysiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, treats children with abnormal heart rhythms. She has co-founded a startup company that is developing technology intended to help doctors see real-time 3D holograms of the heart during procedures to fix erratic heart rhythms.