Bernhard Glaser
Research Associate | Research Group MAI | Research Group ORnet
Universität Leipzig | Faculty of Medicine
Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS)
Semmelweisstr. 14
D – 04103 Leipzig

Fon: +49(0)341/97-12010
Fax: +49(0)341/97-12019

Background & Position

Bernhard Glaser studied Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT) and graduated in 2007. After three years as a freelancing software developer and project manager in the medical billing and hygiene software sector, he joined how to organize GmbH in Berlin, a subsidiary of the internationally active medical technology manufacturer Karl Storz, where he worked as a project and product manager.

In 2011 he joined ICCAS as a research fellow in the research group “Model Based Automation and Integration”. In 2015 he also joined the research group “ – Secure and dynamic interconnectivity in operating room and clinic”.

He is also the maintainer of an open source implementation of Hart and Staveland’s NASA Task Load Index (NASATLX) on GitHub (Link).

Lectures of the ICCAS curriculum

  • Robotics in surgery
  • Development of medical software

Research Areas

  • Automated identification of surgical instruments
  • Usage of Eye-Tracking technologies for the operating room, especially sterile interaction
  • Training systems for surgical scrub nurses
  • Analysis and improvement of communication and standardization in the operating room
  • Automated documentation of surgical processes
  • Requirements engineering, (agile) project management and quality management for medical software
  • Special interfaces in the medical sector (HL7, xDT, VDDS…)
  • Process management approaches for clinics, both inside and outside of the operating room



Meier J, Bohn S, Glaser B, Birnbaum K, Boehm A, Neumuth T

The Treatment Planning Unit: Concept and realization of an integrated multimedia decision support system for multidisciplinary team meetings (Konferenzbeitrag)

MedInfo 2015, Sao Paulo, Brasilien, 2015.


Glaser B, Schellenberg T, Franke S, Dänzer S, Neumuth T

Surgical instrument similarity metrics and tray analysis for multi-sensor instrument identification (Konferenzbeitrag)

Proc. SPIE 9415, Medical Imaging 2015: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, S. 941526–941526–8, Orlando, Florida, United States, 2015.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

Glaser B, Unger M, Schellenberg T, Neumuth T

Use Cases für sterile blickgesteuerte Mensch-Maschine-Interaktionskonzepte im digitalen Operationssaal (Konferenzbeitrag)

14. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie e.V. - CURAC, Bremen, 2015.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

Glaser B, Schellenberg T, Koch L, Hofer M, Modemann S, Dubach P, Neumuth T

”Not these scissors, the other scissors.” - A multi-center study comparing surgical instrument descriptions used by scrub nurses (Konferenzbeitrag)

Proceedings of iOR15: 1st International Workshop on Intelligent Operating Rooms, 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (IEEE Healthcom 2015), S. TODO, TODO, Boston, 2015.


Glaser B, Dänzer S, Neumuth T

Intra-operative surgical instrument usage detection on a multi-sensor table. (Artikel)

Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg, 10 (3), S. 351–362, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)


Glaser B, Schellenberg T, Neumuth T

Konzeption einer Kommunikationsarchitektur für ein OP-Instrumententisch-Simulationssystem. (Konferenzbeitrag)

23. Jahrestagung der Vereinigung Mitteldeutscher Hals-Nasen-Ohrenärzte, Munich, 2014.


Glaser B, Koch L, Schellenberg T, Neumuth T

Eye-Tracking Analysis of Scrub Nurse Viewing. (Konferenzbeitrag)

Fifth Workshop on Modeling and Monitoring of Computer Assisted Interventions (M2CAI), Boston, USA, 2014.


Glaser B, Schellenberg T, Franke S, Dänzer S, Neumuth T

Toward a structured suitability determination of identification approaches for surgical instruments. (Konferenzbeitrag)

13th Leipzig Research Festval for Life Sciences, Leipzig, 2014.


Rockstroh M, Lippert S, Glaser B, Neumuth T

Approach for a web-based anesthesia documentation. (Konferenzbeitrag)

13th Leipzig Research Festival for Life Sciences, Leipzig, 2014.



Glaser B, Neumuth T

A concept for an interactive scrub nurse training system (Konferenzbeitrag)

12th Leipzig Research Festival for Life Sciences, S. 121, Universität Leipzig, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-9810760-9-7.



Glaser B, Neumuth T

Towards an architecture and a graphical user interface for intra-operative detection of surgical instruments (Konferenzbeitrag)

11th Leipzig Research Festival for Life Sciences, S. 108, Universität Leipzig, 2012, ISBN: 978-3-9810760-8-0.


Glaser B, Neumuth T

Konzeption und Basisarchitektur eines OP-Instrumententisch-Überwachungssystems (Konferenzbeitrag)

11. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie e.V. - CURAC, 2012.



Glaser B, Neumuth T

A concept for intra-operative identification of surgical instruments using 2D camera data and scales (Konferenzbeitrag)

10th Leipzig Research Festival for Life Sciences, S. 146, Universität Leipzig, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-9810760-7-3.



Pardowitz M, Glaser B, Dillmann R

Learning repetitive robot programs from demonstrations using version space algebra. (Artikel)

13th IASTED International Conference on Telematics, S. 394–399, 2007.