Forschungsprojekte Visual Computing


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CAMILIS - Computer-Aided Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery
Project Duration: 2014-2016
Funding Source: EUREKA/EuroStars
Cooperation Partners: Cascination AG, University of Bern  Karolinska Hospital Sectra

Minimally-invasive surgery combines the advantages of open surgery (direct visualisation and direct ultrasound) with those of percutaneous procedures . High spatial instrument guidance accuracy during resection or ablation is essential in order to achieve a R0 situation without compromising FLR. Stereotactic (i.e. computer-assisted) technology will effectively allow precise tracking and guiding of surgical instruments together with a suitable visualisation of anatomical structures and precise orientation relative to the tumour.

Carl Zeiss Stiftung Visualization Laboratory

Project Duration: 2015-2017 
Funding Source: Carl Zeiss Stiftung 

The goal of this project is to setup a visualization lab with a high-resolution visualization wall, supporting stereoscopic projection and multi-touch interaction. The system is driven by multiple HD projectors, which receive their input from a high-end rendering cluster. The lab enables demos, multi-user collaborations as well as public outreach.

Collaborative Visual Exploration and Presentation

Project Duration: 2014-2016
Funding Source: Vinnova/SeRC 
Cooperation Partners: Norrköping Visualization Center C, KTH

Visualization plays a crucial role in many areas of e-Science. In this project, we aim at integrating visualization early on in the discovery process, in order to reduce data movement and computation times. Within many research projects, visualization is currently often established as the last step of a long pipeline of compute and data intensive processing stages. While the importance of this use of visualization is well known, facilitating visualization as a final step is not enough when dealing with e-Science applications. We address the challenges arising from the early collaborations enabled by these in-situ visualizations, and we investigate which role visualization plays to strengthen such collaborations, by enabling a more direct interaction between researchers.