Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

MIMESIS participates to the following European project:

  • Program: FP7

  • Project acronym: RASimAs

  • Project title: Regional Anaesthesia Simulator and Assistant

  • Duration: Nov 2013 - Nov 2016

  • Coordinator: Department of Medical Informatics, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen (Germany)

  • Other partners: we collaborate, among others, with: the University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen, Bangor University, University College Cork, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Zilinska univerzita v Ziline, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Stiftelsen Sintef.

  • Abstract: The goal of this project was to increase the application, the effectiveness and the success rates of regional anaesthesia and furthermore the diffusion of the method into a broader clinical use through the development of clinical tools to train new anaesthesiologists and assist them during the operation. The project combine two independent but complementary systems: one system is for training and the other one is for operational guidance. The training system consists in one medical simulator recreating RA operation for the anaesthesiologist in a virtual reality environment. The trainee is able to practise virtually the operation on various patient anatomies. The guidance system consists in assisting anaesthesiologists during the practise of RA by providing enhanced feedback on image interpretation and patient-specific anatomy. These two prototypes have been evaluated through a multi-centre clinical trial in Germany, Belgium and Ireland.