Kettering University http://michiganradio.org en Kettering University may change how doctors learn surgery http://michiganradio.org/post/kettering-university-may-change-how-doctors-learn-surgery <p><a href="http://www.kettering.edu/?gclid=CLjW9ZiDkbYCFaUWMgodFTYACA">Kettering University</a> in Flint is developing technology that may soon change how doctors learn surgical procedures.</p><p>Mehrdad Zadeh is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering &nbsp;at Kettering.&nbsp; He says it’s a process using "haptic feedback."</p><p>Patrick Hayes is with Kettering University and <a href="http://kettering.edu/news/haptics-helps-reimagine-medical-technology">explains</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Haptics technology allows a user to ‘touch’ virtual objects by using forces, vibrations or movements of the user in simulations. It has a wide variety of practical uses in various industries, but students in the Research in Engineering and Collaborative Haptics <a href="https://www.kettering.edu/reach-lab" target="_blank">(REACH) Lab</a> have found the technology particularly useful in coming up with practical applications of haptics in the local medical community.</p></blockquote><p>Professor Zadeh says the technology is actually similar to some video games and simulates the feel of working with real flesh.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:22:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11829 at http://michiganradio.org Kettering University may change how doctors learn surgery Flint's Kettering University gets $15.5 million pledge http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-kettering-university-gets-155-million-pledge <p>FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Kettering University is getting a $15.5 million pledge from the C.S. Mott Foundation, the largest such gift in the school&#39;s history.</p><p>C.S. Mott Foundation&#39;s pledge of support announced Monday is aimed at strengthening the school&#39;s leadership in higher education and expanding its role as a strategic partner in the Flint area&#39;s revitalization efforts.</p><p>The C.S. Mott Foundation intends to provide a series of grants to Kettering over three or more years. The first, of $2 million, was made in May.</p><p>The grants aim to increase enrollment, nurture the school&#39;s economic impact on the Flint area, communicate the university&#39;s identity to a broad audience and build alumni relationships. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:43:05 +0000 The Associated Press 8655 at http://michiganradio.org