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Team Igutech - Season Highlights

 SeniorPartner Weiner-01 Pilot run with Team Igutech's senior-friendly communication device.
SeniorPartner Weiner-02 Mrs. Jeanne W. - Team Igutech's senior partner for the FLL Season 2012 'Senior Solutions'
 SeniorPartner Nedwich 02 Mrs. Eileen N. - Team Igutech's second senior partner for the 2012 First Lego League challenge.
 GU3 7014 Team Igutech visist Luthercrest Senior Residence in Allentown, PA) for the third time to discuss the team's invention that might revolutionize how seniors communicate with distant relatives. Thank you, Dr. Glew for your great support.
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Rehearsing the presentation for Team Igutech's FLL Qualifier.

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Viper - Team Igutech's robot.

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Science experiment: Which balloon pops: red or green) when hit with a red laser beam?

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Team Igutech visits Phoebe Home Senior Residence in Allentown, PA

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Team Igutech meets with Heintz to learn about daily challenges of seniors.

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At a physical therapy center to learn about mobility related problems.

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Teamwork challenge: Who builds the tallest tower?

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 Perfect aim!

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 Adrian after succesfully completing a teamwork challenge.

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Cole and his levitating spoon.

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 Macaroni challenge.

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Can Michael get the cookie without using his hands?

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Bike ride along the Lehigh River.

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Canoe trip to 'our' wilderness island.

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Wilderness camp-out on an island in the Lehigh River for team building.

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Adrian experiences vision impairment first hand.

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At the Phoebe Home Senior Care Facility in Allentown, PA

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 Keving gains hands-on experience with the DaVinci Surgical robot.

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Team Igutech follows a dilivery robot at the Lehigh Valley Hospital

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[HG 6/2012] Team Igutech at the Lehigh Valley Hospital.
Dr. Martin Martino demonstrates the Davinci Surgical System.

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 The Igutechs at the Surgical Education Center of LHVN.

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Tilman and Henrik try out tools for minimally invasive surgery at the Lehigh Valley Hospital

 

 


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Newsflash

Team Igutech visits Aesculap Spine

Aesculap-logo[Sydney N] On Friday May 28, 2010, Coach Harald took Team Igutech to Aesculap Spine in Breiningsville, PA. Our hosts: Mr Christian Gabriel (Director Marketing Orthopedics), Mr. John Love (VP of R&D at Aesculap) presented the history of Aesculap and introduced us to the staff. We learned how high-tech surgical knee, hip, and spine implants are made. During their presentation, we had the best cookies, fruit, popcorn, and drinks.

Our hosts lead us on a tour through the Aesculap building. On our first stop, we got to see a 3D design demonstration of a tadpole. They showed us how we could change the shape, length, and width of the tadpole using the Catia Software. Then we went to the test lab. At the test lab, they test the strength and durability of their spine implants. Their robot works 24 hours for six weeks and runs 5 million cycles.

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Then we visited the machine shop. The first two robots we saw were the four and five axis milling machines that shape soft metal parts for their products. Then we saw the EDM machine that cuts soft and hard metal with hair fine wire. We got to put our hands in the gloves that go inside the sand blasting box. We met a really cool laser welding technician who sat in a purple chair showed us how he uses the equipment. Jackie put on his welding helmet! At the quality control lab, we saw how they project an image (magnified by 60, 100, and 200) to check the final product against the blueprint.

Igutech_visit_100528_groupBack at the conference room, they showed us the knee and hip implant products and how they secure them. They explained the types of metals and plastics used then we were lucky enough to touch the products. They felt so smooth that you might think it was real cartilage. We celebrated the end of our trip with the Aesculap Skeleton!

Thanks to Aesculap and Coach Harald, it was the coolest trip ever. I was really happy we got to interact with the staff and products!