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Project video

View the official PORSAV video!

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Press releases

Read the official PORSAV launch press release here.

Photos

The novel EndoTrap™ device, an output of the Horizon 2020 project PORSAV, being used for the first time in the clinic at the University Hospital, Strasbourg. The EndoTrap™ vacuum technology protects operating-room teams from viral (e.g. COVID-19) aerosols and other breath-borne risks.

The LeakTrap™ device, an output of the Horizon 2020 project PORSAV, being tested at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin. The LeakTrap™ captures and extracts aerosol leaks from around the trocar during laparoscopic surgery and captures the aerosol leaks (e.g. COVID-19 virus), thus preventing them from becoming airborne in the operating room.

Related videos

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This video explains the set-up and use of Schlieren Imaging by Dr Kevin Nolan of UCD Engineering, an expert in this field.

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Dr Kevin Nolan, UCD explains Schlieren Imaging.

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Prof. Ronan Cahill, Director of the Centre for Precision Surgery, UCD, talks about Schlieren Imaging.

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Aerosols, airflow, and airspace contamination during laparoscopy. J Dalli, N Hardy, MF Khan, K Nolan, RA Cahill, Centre for Precision Surgery, Dublin, Ireland. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znab114

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How does aerosol travel when we cough? Part of Caroline Crowley‘s Master’s project, this research was made possible by the High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities at UCD. The simulation was performed using the open-source software OpenFOAM.

Background publications

Carbon dioxide gas leaks during minimally invasive surgery

doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10151-020-02284-9