Haptic Osteosynthesis Virtual Intra-operative Surgery Support Environment (HOVISSE)
The HOVISSE project is a medical virtual reality research undertaking conducted in collaboration with the University Hospital of Basel and the Computer Science Department of the University of Basel.
- Département HESB | Technique et informatique
- Pôle de recherche Human Centered Engineering
- Champ de recherche Human Centered Engineering
- Organisme de financement FNS
- Durée 01.10.2005 - 01.09.2013
- Direction du projet Urs Künzler
Équipe du projet
Partenaires - établissements de recherche, y c. BFH
CARCAS (Computer Assisted Radiology & Surgery) Group, Universitätspital Basel
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung IPA, Stuttgart
Universität Basel, Institut für Informatik
- Mots-clés Medical Simulation, Virtual Reality, 3D Immersive Visualization, Haptic Rendering
HOVISSE will offer assistance starting with the pre-operative planning phase and continuing to the intra-operative surgery phase. Through use of virtual- and augmented reality technologies as well as computer haptics, the project tries to improve the osteosynthesis workflow through a coherent stereoscopic 3D immersive data environment. This project is financed through the Hasler Foundation.
HOVISSE aims at developing a framework of software applications to provide a seamless digital support environment for osteosynthesis in trauma care.
- Medical virtual reality simulation - 3D immersive visualization - Haptic rendering - Artificial intelligence based optimization - Workflow modeling and simulation
The HOVISSE project developed application prototypes solve real medical problems and demonstrate the possibilities for improvement of surgical procedures. Although only a preliminary medical evaluation has been conducted so far, the results for the osteosynthesis planning prototype are promising. The time for pre-operative planning is reduced and the use of stereoscopic viewing and haptic rendering improve the usability of such a tool.
This work will be continued in the context of a PhD thesis in collaboration with the University of Nottingham.