Media Alert - Media invited to see the future of surgery and medical treatment

    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - A Canadian company is poised to revolutionize
health care with robotic devices that have the capability to 'feel' and
'touch' like humans. Quanser will show off its cutting-edge prototypes to
members of the media on Thursday, March 29, 2007, and allow them to experience
the new technology firsthand. The event will provide a glimpse into the
operating rooms and medical treatment of the future.

    What: Interactive demonstrations for media, including:
    -  Robotic surgery simulation that allows surgeons to 'feel' realistic
       sensations and operate with greater precision and reach
    -  A robotic rehabilitation device for stroke patients to receive therapy
       in their own homes
    -  A needle insertion training device with realistic sensory feedback to
       feel the needle 'pop' through each layer of skin

    Who: Speak with Canada's experts on surgical robotics and intelligent
         assistive devices:
    -  Dr. Rajni Patel, Canadian Surgical Technology and Advanced Robotics
    -  Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab
    -  Dr. Geoff Fernie, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
    -  Dr. Mickey Milner, Health Technology Exchange
    -  Dr. Jacob Apkarian, Quanser CTO and Paul Gilbert, Quanser CEO

    When: Thursday, March 29, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (drop-in

    Where: Design Exchange (Patty Watt Room), 234 Bay Street, Toronto

For further information:

For further information: and to RSVP, please contact: Sherry Lawlor,
LexPR Canada, (O) (416) 542-9140 x3366, (C) (416) 574-0405,

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