Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH)
- Institute of Mechatronic Systems
- Leader of WP7 – Endoscopic Systems Design
- Leader of WP9 – Augmented Reality System
Role of the Partner:
As the leader of WP7 and WP9, LUH will be responsible for major technological developments. Furthermore, LUH will contribute significantly to medical imaging/pre-op planning, system integration and evaluation/testing. Thus, LUH will be deeply involved in the medical technology aspects of this joint research project. In addition, the µRALP consortium will benefit from the long expertise of LUH with medical projects bringing surgery and engineering together.
Tobias ORTMAIER is the head of the Institute of Mechatronic Systems (imes) at the LUH, being nominated in 2008. Within the µRALP project he is responsible for the project management at LUH and for the supervision and guidance of the research activities at LUH. His level of involvement in the project is about 20% of his working hours (i.e. 1 day per week). His field of expertise relevant for this project is: management of large scale projects in both academia and industry, real-time image processing and multi-modal image registration, human-factor analysis for tele-surgery, and development of mechatronic assistance devices for surgical applications (including the hands-on KineMedic robot, 1st price of the EURON Technology Transfer Award in 2007). Further details about the research activities at imes can be found at IMES.