ICCAS Competes with Leading Research Groups from around the World at the Surgical Robot Challenge in London
On June 24, scientists from the SONO-RAY-group will present how robot systems can support the ultrasound-guided removal of tissue samples in the final of the Surgical Robot Challenge in London. Here, the world’s leading research groups compete in the field of robot applications for surgery.
The competition will be held as part of the renowned international Hamlyn Symposium with the support of KUKA AG.
The exhibit at LBR iiwa 7 has already been successfully validated together with radiologists from Leipzig University Hospital. The funds for the robotic arms were provided by the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts (SMWK). The winner will be announced at the International Robotics Showcase, the closing ceremony of the UK Robotics Week. The prize money amounts to 10,000 GBP.
At the Leipzig Long Night of Sciences ICCAS will make it possible to show live images of the lung. The booth is located in the foyer of the Biotechnological-Biomedical Centre (BBZ) at Deutscher Platz 5. Researchers from the Life Support Systems-group will explain how the lung function can be monitored in an emergency by using Electrical Impedance Tomography – who likes on the own body. A special measuring device including a newly developed measuring belt is used. In addition, the scientists will experimentally explain how this gentle imaging method works. It is based on measurements of electrical conductivities in the human body.
During an intersting lecture, Dr. Peter Salz will explain what is necessary to make latest research results suitable for the clinical use in cooperation with the medical technology industry. The lecture takes place in the BBZ-conference room from 8:00 to 8.30 p.m. Using the example of the new lung imaging for emergency use Dr. Salz reports on the work at the interface between research and industry and on the special challenges of medical technology development.
Live-Pictures from the Lung Using Electrical Impedance Tomography
Hands on action, station of children-rallye
Time: 06:00 – 11:45 pm
Venue: Foyer of BIO CITY LEIPZIG, Biotechnologisch-Biomedizinisches Zentrum, Deutscher Platz 5
From Idea to Device – Today’s Medical Technology Production
Lecture and Discussion
Time: 08:00 – 08:30 pm
Venue: Conference Room at Biotechnologisch-Biomedizinisches Zentrum, Deutscher Platz 5
At this year’s Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Congress (CARS), taking place from 20 to 23 June in Berlin, Prof. Thomas Neumuth will chair a special session dealing with the very topical issue “Technical Standardization in the Operating Room”. Benefits, potentials, use cases and the current standards will be discussed.
Furthermore, there will be ICCAS contributions on the topic “Intelligent Operating Room” at the 20th IFCARS / SPIE / ISCAS Joint Workshop. ICCAS’s topics are the design and validation of a context-aware surgical working environment and the demands on navigation intelligence in computer-assisted endoscopic ENT-surgery.
Prof. Andreas Melzer will strengthen the clinical input of the session “Clinical Decision Making”. ICCAS-lectures on the topics “A Knowledge-based data entry form for high quality clinical data collection” and “Information architecture for a patient-specific dashboard in head and neck tumor boards” will be held there.
Together with Prof. Heinz U. Lemke, Erik Schreiber will lead the IHE Session. There, he will present current work items for IHE integration profiles and Dr. Stefan Franke will talk about emerging standards for interoperability of medical systems.
Finally, Dr. Claire Chalopin will present posters on the topics “Image-based connector for automatic identification of ultrasound parameter values” and “Measurement of moisture at skin surface with Hyperspectral Imaging”.
Last Thursday, ICCAS’s Open Day attracted around 100 visitors. The scientists had invited to demonstrate medical technologies in a close and simply way. The variety of exhibits covered all research areas of ICCAS. The SONO-RAY group provided insight into cancer cell research with focused ultrasound. The Life Support Systems group demonstrated a mobile measuring belt which monitores the lung function of accident victims. Many exciting questions were asked especially in ICCAS’s intelligent operating room and about the digital patient model in a simulated tumor board. Furthermore, a robotic application for the precise removal of tissue samples and an automated and networked 3D ultrasound for brain tumor resections were showed. The event was attended by guests from science, politics and industry, but also by many private persons who find the topic exciting and important. We thank all for their interest and are already looking forward to the ICCAS Open Day 2019!