We are excited to announce that our groundbreaking research project, VIRTOSHA (an authoring tool for Virtual Reality training simulations of osteosynthesis with haptic feedback and tissue simulation), has officially started! 🎉

On July 5th, 2024, we held the kickoff meeting, marking the beginning of a journey that aims to revolutionize surgical training. Collaborating with our partners from TH Köln, Mindport GmbH and Haption, our goal is to provide surgeons with the highest quality VR training. This innovative approach seeks to replace traditional medical preparations (the technical term for prepared dead body parts) with advanced virtual reality simulations. ☠

The kickoff meeting brought together all project partners for the first time, allowing the entire team to meet and get acquainted in person. The synergy and enthusiasm in the room were palpable, reinforcing that we have indeed found the perfect collaborators for this ambitious endeavor. Over the next three years, we are committed to overcoming the academic and technical challenges that lie ahead to create a significant real-world impact.

For more information and to stay updated on our progress, please visit our project page.