In addition to the main focus of Dr Vini Khurana's professional life over the last 20 years, which continues to be neurosurgery (both operative brain & spinal surgery, and expert medicolegal consulting), he is a contributing member of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM) and a licensed fixed wing aircraft pilot. Whenever he can, he flies himself between states for his work. Vini has been using a surgical robot (Mazor/Medtronic) since 2017, and tele-medicine country-wide regularly since 2013, as well as intraoperative neuronavigation technologies for over 20 years. His first medical journal publications in the area of virtual reality and telerobotics in surgery were in 1999 (see below). Around the same time, he also carried out the first genetic augmentation of human brain arteries as part of his biomedical Ph.D. thesis at the Mayo Graduate School. That body of work was associated with many conference presentations and scientific publications, as well as receipt of the Mayo Clinic Thoralf Sundt Neurosurgical Research Fellowship and several awards in the USA.
Prashant Singh, Vikrant Singh, Cathy Zhou
Technological, research and administrative assistance to CNS Aerospace is provided by P.S. and V.S. (TTP; Sydney), and C.Z. (CNS group; Sydney).
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This section also includes aerospace-related articles written by Dr Khurana and colleagues, and published in peer-reviewed international journals:
A life support telerobot (LISTER), envisaged for off-Earth medical emergencies, has been designed by CNS Aerospace (provisional patent application 2020903976) and presented by Dr Vini Khurana at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM). To aid in LISTER's visual conceptualization, a small-scale rudimentary prototype complete with CPU, mobile arm, maneuverability, two-way AV communication, cameras, LED lighting and an integrated flying drone, is shown here.