NASA: Human Research Program. As our nation’s space program has grown in sophistication, its objectives and goals have become more ambitious and challenging. NASA’s Human Research Program explores the best methods and innovative technologies to ensure productive and safe space travel for their astronauts on future missions.
UNMC CAST has partnered with NASA's Human Research Program to bring miniature, surgical robots to space. We are developing surgical robots that can be used by astronauts during medical emergencies on long-term missions.
Nebraska Research Initiative. Funded by the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Research Initiative encourages collaborative research efforts to enhance growth in the fields of business and industry, agriculture, social services and healthcare.
UNMC CAST has been sponsored by the Nebraska Research Initiative to build advanced surgical devices with telemedicine capabilities. This technology will help diagnose and surgically treat patients in rural areas.
U.S. Army Medical Department: Medical Research and Materiel Command. The U.S. Army Medical Department of Medical Research and Materiel Command, works to promote research and development of innovative technologies needed to help maintain optimal health and capabilities on the battlefield.
Partnering with the U.S. Army Medical Department, UNMC CAST works to bring surgical robots to the battlefield by developing technology that can be used by military personnel during combat emergencies.