The exchange of surgical experience and competence nowadays mainly takes place at conferences, through the presentation of surgical videos and through the organisation of visits to each other. Complex manual skills and surgical techniques have to be newly developed, trained and passed on to younger surgeons or colleagues. With the methods currently used, this exchange is very costly and time-consuming.
In this project, VR interaction and visualization techniques will be developed to improve the exchange of experience and competence between medical professionals. In a virtual reality, several users are to train collaboratively – simultaneously and in real time. The positions of locally distributed persons will be determined using hybrid tracking systems based on ultra-wideband technologies and inertial sensors. On this basis, VR training scenarios are designed, implemented in a multi-user communication system and clinically evaluated over distance.
The innovation of this project is the combination of collaborative interaction and visualization techniques with hybrid tracking technologies in an advanced multi-user communication system. The project results should form a basis for the development of future VR-based communication and simulation systems in medicine.
A VR/AR Environment for Multi-User Liver Anatomy Education Inproceedings
Proc. of IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality (IEEE VR), pp. 296-305, Lisbon, Portugal, 2021.
Collaborative VR for Liver Surgery Planning using Wearable Data Gloves: An Interactive Demonstration Inproceedings
Proc. of IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality (IEEE VR), pp. 768, Lisbon, Portugal, 2021.
Using Virtual 3D-models in Surgical Planning: Workflow of an Immersive Virtual Reality Application in Liver Surgery Journal Article
Langenbeck`s Archives of Surgery, pp. 911-915, 2021.
Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Improve Preoperative Visualization of 3D Liver Reconstructions - Results from a Preclinical Comparison of Presentation Modalities and User`s Preference Journal Article
Annals of Translational Medicine, pp. 1-11, 2021.
Toward interprofessional team training for surgeons and anesthesiologists using virtual reality Journal Article
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2020.
Training of Patient Handover in Virtual Reality Inproceedings
19. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie e.V. , 2020.
Collaborative Virtual Reality for Laparoscopic Liver Surgery Training Journal Article
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR), 2019.
VR Multi-user Conference Room for Surgery Planning Inproceedings
18. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie e.V. , pp. 264–268, 2019.
VR-basierte Interaktion mit 3D-Organmodellen zur Planung und Simulation laparoskopischer Eingriffe Inproceedings
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Computer- and Robot-Assisted Surgery, pp. 57–62, 2018.