What exactly does a medical computer scientist do and what features needs a prospective computer science student? These questions served as an introduction to an informative afternoon at the ICCAS for the participants of the Girls ‘ Day at the Leipzig University.
For the seventh time, ICCAS-researchers welcomed interested grammar school girls to get a taste of science in their premises at Semmelweisstraße. There, a lot of research to touch and to try was provided. The demonstrator OR came up with surgical navigation device, surgical milling tool and phantom skull. In addition, the ninth graders experienced how surgical staff can learn surgical tools and their application in the operating room without an instrument table, only by using a tablet. On mutual recordings with a thermal imaging camera the girls found out, which body areas are better supplied with blood and thus particularly well suited for skin transplants.
The female pupils obviously had a lot of fun during their tour through the research center and were quiet amazed about the variety of applications of medical computer science in the field of computer-assisted surgery. But also for the scientists it was something special to arouse the curiosity of the prospective students via their research projects on the premises and to give advices for future career choices.