October 28th 2022

The MedTech Department at the Biomedical Engineering Conference Innsbruck

The Joint Annual Conference of the Austrian, German and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering (BMT) 2022 in Innsbruck was a great success for the Medical & Health Technologies Department and the related Health Tech research cluster. 

Researchers from the Department and the research cluster Health Tech represented the MCI in almost all areas of the scientific program, which consisted of keynote lectures, scientific lectures, discussions, poster sessions, and a student competition.
The conference covered basic research, applied, clinical research, and medical applications.

Daniel Sieber, the new head of the study programs and the department, presented his work on "Surgical simulation with virtual reality in the training of physicians and engineers", during the "Education and Training Session."
Yeongmi Kim lecturer and researcher in the department presented her paper with the title "Haptically enhanced VR surgical training system." The paper focuses on the novel surgical training system consisting of a surgeon’s console, a haptic feedback display based on 3 DoF reverse linear Delta mechanism, and a VR simulation application.  The developed compact-sized multisensory feedback surgical training system can be installed on a desk and allows a user to feel the shape and stiffness of the virtual organ.  This paper was nominated as the finalist in the student paper competition at BMT 2022. It is based on the bachelor theses of Alexander Walder and Maximillian Preiss supervised by Yeongmi Kim.”
During the poster session, the MCI was represented by the head of the Health Tech research cluster Bernhard Hollaus and research assistant Yunus Schmirander, who developed a concept for "Quality assurance in the production of dental prostheses with the aid of neural networks".
Yannic Heyer, another research assistant, presented his research in "Pain quantification by pupillometry." Further, in the end, there was an exchange of ideas with leading researchers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, which contributed to the conference's success.

The Medical & Health Technologies Department is pleased to participate in the next BMT and provide exclusive insights into their research topics in the Health Tech research cluster.


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The Medical & Health Technologies Team at BMT 2022:

Yunus Schmirander, Daniel Sieber, Bernhard Hollaus, Yeongmi Kim, Maximilian Preiss, Alexander Walder, and Yannic Heyer (from left to right).  ©Sieber