June 2017: MICCAI travel Award conjointly with Philipp Stefan for our MICCAI paper
June 2017: Our paper: A Novel Application of an RGBD augmented C-arm for Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery Assistance is accepted at the workshop AECAI from MICCAI as Oral Presentation.
May 2017: Our MICCAI paper: A Mixed-Reality Approach to Radiation-free Training of C-arm based Surgery is accepted
August 2016: Paper "Inverse Visualization concept for RGB-D Augmented C-arms" with authors: Xiang Wang, Severine Habert, Christian Schulte zu Berge, Pascal Fallavollita and Nassir Navab have been accepted in the journal Computers in Biology and Medicine, the paper is available here: link
My PhD topic is the integration of range imaging by the mean of RGBD cameras into mobile C-arms. My first work was to replace the video camera by an RGBD camera of type Kinect into the CamC? system.
I am currently working on an alternative to this system where no mirror is necessary, making its integration into C-arms and therefore surgery rooms much easier.
The first 3 years of my PhD were founded by Bayerischen Forschungsstiftung.
I have been recently awarded the Laura Bassi Award, which allows me to pursue my research for an extra year.
Augmented Reality for medical applications
Visualization of medical data
Xray and range imaging
You can watch the videos corresponding to my latest projects.
Augmenting mobile C-arm fluoroscopes via Stereo-RGBD sensors for multimodal visualization
RGBDX: first design and experimental validation of a mirror-based RGBD Xray imaging system
Mobile C-arms are an everyday tool to acquire X-ray images in the operating room during surgery. The Camera Augmented Mobile C-arm (CamC) system augments a regular mobile C-arm by a video camera for X-ray and video image overlay. Thanks to the mirror construction and one time calibration of the device, the acquired X-ray images are co-registered with the video images without any further calibration or registration during the intervention. The CamC system can support a wide range of potential clinical applications, such as needle guidance, interlocking of intramedullary nails, and pedicle screw placement.