Section: New Results

Regional anaesthesia

The RASimAs project (Regional Anaesthesia Simulator and Assistant) is a European research project funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Program. It aims at providing a virtual reality simulator and assistant to doctors performing regional anaesthesia by developing the patient-specific Virtual Physiological Human models. In this project, we are in charge of developing a simulation of a needle inserted into a leg using the SOFA framework 12 . We especially focused on the integration of the needle simulation into SOFA. We planned to release the first version of the simulator by January 2016.

Figure 12. Needle insertion in a muscle in the context of local anaesthesia

In the context of RASimAs, we organized a coding sprint in Strasbourg in April 2015.

Figure 13. FEM model of the eye used in our simulation of retina surgery