Impressions from MEFALE at ICCAS
As part of this year’s summer vacation program “My Holiday Adventure Leipzig” (MEFALE), children of employees of Leipzig University Medicine visited ICCAS and got acquainted with our main research areas. In addition, the young visitors gained exciting insights into the practical part of our research and development activities. For example, under the guidance of our scientists, the children observed the automated insertion of a puncture needle into a patient phantom using a collaborative robot arm. Finally, a visit to our demo operating room rounded off the program. At this station, the kids were able to try out for themselves a laparoscopic hyperspectral imaging system for measuring skin perfusion and tissue classification. As a highlight, the children had the opportunity to perform a keyhole surgery on a medical dummy and with the help of the endoscope and camera “surgically remove” the candy hidden in the abdominal cavity.