Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Program: H2020, Innovative Training Network, MSCA

  • Project acronym: HiPerNav

  • Project title: High performance soft tissue navigation

  • Coordinator: Oslo University Hospital

  • Other partners: SINTEF Trondheim, University of Bern

  • Abstract: HiPerNav is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded through a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant. There will be 14 fully funded and 2 partially funded PhD’s working on the project. The project aims to improve soft tissue navigation through research and development, to improve several bottleneck areas:

    • Creating effective pre-operative model(s) and planning

    • Faster and more accurate intra-operative model updates

    • Faster and more accurate model-to-patient registration

    • More intuitive user-interaction and effective work flow

    • Usage of high performance computing (e.g. GPU)

Informal Collaborations

  • University of Twente: Thanks to our clinical partner IHU, we collaborate with Prof. Stefano Stramigioli, head of a group at Robotics and Mechatronics laboratory.

  • Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic: We collaborate on simulation of living cells in fluorescent microscopy. The collaboration resulted in a presentation at an international conference [29] and a journal paper [18].

  • Team Legato, University of Luxembourg: we have an active collaboration with Prof. Stéphane Bordas on error estimation in real-time simulations of deformable objects. The collaboration resulted in a common publication [16].