The development team of the Department of Medical computer science the RISC Software GmbH presented last week the prototype of a new simulator for neurosurgical surgery training “Virtual Aneurysm” on the largest neurosurgery conference , the WFNS, in Rome.

A technical presentation on the progress of research results was given to the audience by Project Manager Johannes Dirnberger. The team around Key Researcher Dr. Wolfgang Fenz was also present at the booth of research partners B. Braun Aesculap, and presented there the current prototype of the simulator. The system that allows for realistic training of neurosurgical clipping operations with haptic feedback and stereo 3D technology could be tested live by the visitors. More than 60 interested parties showed their interest and are also interested in licensing of the resulting product. The research project was conducted under the FFG BRIDGE Initiative ( # 838 519 ) together with B. Braun Aesculap, the Landesnervenklinik Wagner-Jauregg and the AKH Linz.

Download the slides of the talk entitled “Neurosurgical Simulator for Patient-Specific Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping with Haptic Feedback”.

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