Increasingly powerful technological developments in surgery like new devices and technologies provide a huge amount of valuable data which can be used to improve patient therapy. Although a lot of data is available, the numerous data sources are an overwhelming challenge for physicians, especially in the operating room.
The research goal is to develop and evaluate computer- and robotic-assisted systems which optimize the surgical therapy of the individual patient by turning the available data into useful information. Therefore, Prof. Speidel is investigating the entire process chain along the surgical treatment path including pre-, intra- and postoperative patient information. Eligibility and success rates of surgeries can be improved using personalized digital representations of the patient and enable the deployment of this data in the operating room (OR), e.g. by visualization of planning data or the prediction of complications.