With lectures and a poster session the ICCAS was represented at this year’s Dreiländertagung der Deutschen, Schweizerischen und Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik in Graz. Dr. Kerstin Denecke and Michael Unger used the event to familiarize themselves with current research topics in the field of medical technology and to contribute to the scientific program through presentations.
Dr. Denecke provided in her paper on “Model-based decision support: Requirements and future for its application in surgery” a vision of model-based surgical decision support systems. The group leader of the reserach area DPM reported mainly about the essential requirements that must be considered when developing such systems. Decision support systems are intended to support the understanding and interpretation of patient data and allow reproducible decisions of high quality before and during an operation.
Michael Unger presented in his lecture “Automatic gesture recognition based on thermography” the results of his completed project at the ICCAS. In this work the engineer dealt with the monitoring of operations by thermal imaging cameras. An important aim of the automatic gesture recognition by infrared thermography is the automatic detection of workflows as an important requirement for the development of intelligent assistance systems.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumuth and Stefan Franke presented in their poster contribution “A multi-model framework for surgical workflow management” the work of the research area MAI in the field of surgical workflow management. The focus of the presentation was a concept for the linking of different process models and supplementary modules based on a pipeline-approach.