Current Projects

Imaging and Navigation

COMPASS

The COMPASS project develops new assistance functions for minimally invasive surgery. 3D video data will be converted into depth image maps and this information will be spatially located. For this purpose, a real-time 3D video processing chain and real-time spatial localization must be guaranteed. The project also aims to develop assistance functions such as the recognition and classification of peritoneal carcinomatosis in the abdominal cavity by means of machine learning...

Mechatronic Support Systems and Instruments

SASHA-OR

SASHA-OR develops an intelligent assistance robot for the surgical operating room. The concrete goal is the realization of an autonomous-collaborating surgical assistance system which is used sterilely at the operating table. The system is characterized by an unprecedented capability for flexible instrument and object management and cognitive robot-robot and robot-human interaction....

PLAFOKON

The aim of the project is the further development of the minimally invasive surgical platform "Single-Port Overtube" (SPOT) and its seamless integration into clinical procedures. This is to be achieved by a holistic view of the surgical treatment path from allocation to discharge...

Model-based Surgery, Telematics and Communication

CONNECT

The aim of the project is the development of an ubiquitously applicable, transluminal, size-scalable anastomosis system (acronym: CONNECT), which allows the microinvasive realization of anastomoses in large parts of the gastrointestinal tract and avoids the disadvantages of current anastomosis methods...

ARTEKMED

Within the framework of ARTEKMED, a telepresence system for medical consultation using augmented reality is being developed for use at the accident site and in the clinic. The system allows all available but not on-site experts to be brought virtually to the scene of the accident for consultation in order to support the attending physicians in diagnosis and treatment...

PROTECT

In the COVID 19 crisis, the health care system bears a great deal of responsibility. Medical personnel are exposed to increased risks in the treatment of potentially infected patients, which must be mitigated: for personal protection, to interrupt infection chains and to avoid cross-infections.

In the ProteCT project, robotic telediagnostics will enable medical personnel to examine patients from a safe distance. ...

5G-VINNI

The EU project 5G-VINNI (5G Verticals Innovation Infrastructure) aims to accelerate the introduction of the 5th Generation Mobile Communication (5G) in Europe by establishing pilot use cases that lower the current barriers to entry into the future 5G market for vertical industries and support them in further developing the 5G infrastructure (https://www.5g-vinni.eu/concept-approach/)...

 

Clinical Robotics

AURORA

In the course of surgical interventions, the so-called "OP-Springer" performs various tasks in the non-sterile area of the operating theatre. In clinical practice, however, this often leads to drastic delays in the procedure due to overworking of the personnel. Therefore, the aim of the project is the development of a context-sensitive mechatronic assistance system, which is able to navigate autonomously in the non-sterile area of the operating room and thereby relieves the OP-Springer and the rest of the surgical team and supports them in their tasks...

Completed Projects

Imaging and Navigation

BIOPASS

Minimally invasive surgical procedures are characterized by their high technical complexity and their field of application, which is strongly determined by technology. The special challenges for the surgeon are orientation and navigation without direct vision...

SoloAssist cognitive


By means of an eye tracking system a cognitive camera tracking system shall be developed, which enables the surgeon to act without assistance and automatically follows the surgeon's gaze...

3D-MINC

The aim of the project is to develop an imaging and three-dimensional scanner that measures the inner surface of the abdominal cavity during an operation and thus creates the basis for navigation in surgery...

AktE

It is the aim of the project to build a flexible endoscope, which is divided into several sections and which can be stiffened temporarily and guided actively by means of an overtube ...

HDR-med

The aim of this project is to improve the visualization in minimally-invasive surgery through the use of high-dynamic-range cameras. Through intelligent mathematical algorithms ...

TeKaMIC

TeKaMIC

This project is a follow-up of the project SoloAssist and targets to automate the camera guidance with the developed robot arm. To work goal-orientated, MITI affiliates with the AKTORmed GmbH, the Caritas Krankenhaus St. Josef in Regensburg, the GEFASOFT Automatisierung und Software GmbH, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf, the Laboratory for Digital Technology and Automation of the University of Applied Sciences Regensburg and the Sensorik-Bayern GmbH in order to compose a sensory cluster. ...

Innovative Therapeutic Procedures

MIEO-Port

The aim of this project is to develop basic knowledge in the field of tissue-plastic interaction and to perform biological and clinical evaluation. In the future, these basic considerations will serve as a basis for the development of novel, minimally invasive disposable products... 

BioValve


The objective of this project is the development of a minimally-invasive implantable prosthesis and the associated laparoscopic applicator in order to treat the reflux disease. This novel technique may ...

ColonView


The cooperative project Colonview promoted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is about microinvasive therapy of colon cancer by ...

EndoRivet


This project targets to design an innovative technique for closure of the incision site in minimally-invasive surgery in cooperation with the MIMED department of the Technical University Munich. Enabled by a novel instrument ...

ISSA

The Innovative Safe and sterile Sigmoid Approach (ISSA) was developed to establish the instruments and the technique for a transsigmodial access in minimally invasive surgery to support endoscopic interventions. Especially for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), ...

Mechatronic Support Systems and Instruments

Research Group Single-Port

Minimally-invasive endoscopic operating methods potentially induce an enormous reduction of trauma and therewith a faster recovery time for the patient. However, the full potential of this new ...

MiroSurge

MiroSurge

The goal of the project is the development of an innovative, universally applicable robot system for minimally invasive surgeries. The system is evolved against the background of the problems that arise with minimally invasive executed procedures ... 

SoloAssist

SoloAssist

In cooperation with the companies Delta Engineering and MicroEpsilon an assisting system to guide the camera during minimally invasive surgeries is developed. The robot arm “SoloAssist” ...

Model-based Surgery, Telematics and Communication

BONSEYES

The aim of the project is to give companies of all sizes and developers in Europe the opportunity to implement artificial intelligence systems. The main focus is on the use of these systems in so-called "low power devices" (Smartphone, Smartwatches, Tablets, ...

IVAP 2025

In the joint project "Interventions Workplace 2025" with Trumpf Medical funded by the "Bayerischen Forschungsstiftung" we follow the aim to develop a modern operating theater with all neccassary functionalites to support all kinds of state of the art and future surgeriers ...

CawarFlow


This project targets to improve the accuracy of adaptive software systems by integration of pre-obtaind knowledge about clinical workflows. ...

RFID


In order to support the surgical workflow and to ensure the patients´safety, this project targets to automatically localize and identify surgical instruments, sponges and personnel in the OR ...

FI-STAR (Future Internet Social and Technological Alignment Research)


FI-STAR will establish early trials in the Health care domain building on Future Internet (FI) technology leveraging on the outcomes of ...

OR.NET

Goal of the approximately 15M euro project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is the development of "plug-and-play" standards and driver models to connect ...

Simulation und Training

APROV-RB

APROV-RB

Surgical-technical training is particularly important for young physicians in surgical education. Besides "learning by doing" on humans - under expert guidance - vital animal models are among the really realistic training scenarios in this field. With the latter, ethical concerns and the high organisational effort required to provide the ...

 

ELITE

ELITE

The ELITE (Endoscopic-Laparoscopic Interdisciplinary Training Entity) trainer is a new ex vivo model designed to train conventional laparoscopic and endoscopic skills and to perform hybrid interventions. This training entity is dedicated to the requirements of laparoscopy and endoscopy and ... 

 

INORP

Within the framework of this project innovative organ phantoms of the gastrointestinal tract including liver and gallbladder are developed for training and practice of minimally invasive interventions. ...