Section: Overall Objectives

Team Overview

At the end of 2011, a part of the SHACRA team moved from Lille to Strasbourg to join the newly created IHU institute, whose main objective is to develop novel clinical technologies at the crossroads of laparoscopic surgery, flexible endoscopy and interventional radiology. Similar institutes have been created in the past decade around the world, with the same global objective: create a synergy between clinicians and scientists to develop new technologies that can redefine healthcare, with a strong emphasis on clinical translation.

The scientific objectives of our new team, MIMESIS, are related to this ambitious objective. Over the past years we have developed new approaches supporting advanced simulations in the context of simulation for training. The best example of our success in this area was certainly the work done in collaboration with the HelpMeSee foundation, leading to the creation of our start-up InSimo.

We now propose to focus our research on the use of real-time simulation for per-operative guidance. The underlying objectives include patient-specific biophysical modeling, dedicated numerical techniques for real-time computation, data assimilation and data-driven simulation. This last topic is a transversal research theme and raises several open problems, ranging from non-rigid registration to augmented reality.