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Surgeons View - 3D imgage plattform for surgical education and development of robotic surgery

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Coordinator Region Skåne - VO barnkirurgi och neonatalvård
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2016 - August 2017
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Purpose and goal

Our aim is to improve patient safety and outcome in open heart surgery. We propose the use of modern imaging technology to acquire detailed live recording of the surgical procedures in 3D. This type of image data will immediately strengthen ongoing efforts in education, research and daily clinical work. The 3D image data is also necessary for the development of AI applications for intraoperative navigation and guidance, and autonomous surgical robot. This project supports advances of innovations in wide range of fields, where all ultimately will contribute to improved patient safety.

Expected results and effects

Premliminary results with our demonstrator (camera) shows that it is possible to capture detailed 3D images from real open heart surgery. Access to this type of image data may lead to improved and secure ‘equal treatment’ in surgical education, create new research fields, new clinical routines where critical review of the surgical procedure will be possible, and to enable development of new technology that can improved surgical performance and reduce risk of complications. Patient safety will be improved. Lives can be saved and suffering reduced and generate gains for the society.

Planned approach and implementation

We make conscious effort to ensure equal opportunity and representation of genders among the experts and co-workers in the project. We take a multidisciplinary approach and work across a wide range of separate interests. All partners have made multiple visits to the heart surgery unit to personally assess its strength, weaknesses, needs etc. This experience have generated many expert solutions that will help the project reach its goal. This collaborative strategy have effectively cut the time from idea to test and feed-back, and will in the future lead to early implementation.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-03819

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