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



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

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

MedInfo 2015, Sao Paulo, Brasilien, 2015.


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

Surgical instrument similarity metrics and tray analysis for multi-sensor instrument identification Inproceedings

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

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B, Glaser; M, Unger; T, Schellenberg; T, Neumuth

Use Cases für sterile blickgesteuerte Mensch-Maschine-Interaktionskonzepte im digitalen Operationssaal Inproceedings

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

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

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

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.


B, Glaser; S, Dänzer; T, Neumuth

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

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

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B, Glaser; T, Schellenberg; T, Neumuth

Konzeption einer Kommunikationsarchitektur für ein OP-Instrumententisch-Simulationssystem. Inproceedings

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


B, Glaser; L, Koch; T, Schellenberg; T, Neumuth

Eye-Tracking Analysis of Scrub Nurse Viewing. Inproceedings

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


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

Toward a structured suitability determination of identification approaches for surgical instruments. Inproceedings

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


M, Rockstroh; S, Lippert; B, Glaser; T, Neumuth

Approach for a web-based anesthesia documentation. Inproceedings

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



B, Glaser; T, Neumuth

A concept for an interactive scrub nurse training system Inproceedings

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



B, Glaser; T, Neumuth

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

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


B, Glaser; T, Neumuth

Konzeption und Basisarchitektur eines OP-Instrumententisch-Überwachungssystems Inproceedings

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



B, Glaser; T, Neumuth

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

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



M, Pardowitz; B, Glaser; R, Dillmann

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

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