Research Group VisSim

VisSim is an interdisciplinary research group of the Institute for Computational Visualistics and MTI Mittelrhein, Institute of medical engineering and information processing at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz. It deals with visualisation of human structures and their biomechanical simulation.
Specialists in the fields of computational visualistics, biomedical computer modeling, biology, sport science, and maths work in close collaboration with researchers and companies working on medical engineering to achieve innovative solutions for improvement of medical products and planning of surgeries.
Another focus of research is the analysis of movement and the arising change of strain within structures of the human body. Special attention is given to investigation and analyses of the biomedical impact of normal weight and obesity to humans' structures.

The aim of the project is the development of a new intervertebral disc implant possibility of adjusting the individual lordosis.
Due to the rise of the popularity of smartphones they've become a part of daily life for most people. As useful as those phones may be, they result in a bad posture for most people, namely bending over. To analyze how this can permanently affect the spine, the VisSim research group announces their new project SMOMBI (shorthand for SMartphone zOMBIe).
VisSim News
Aug 24, 2020

Ceremony DEBEKA innovation award - newspaper report

The Rhein-Zeitung also reports on the award of the DEBEKA Innovation Prize 2020 with an article.

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Aug 21, 2020

Award of the DEBEKA Innovation Prize 2020 to research internship at the VisSim group

In a ceremony on Friday, September 18th, 2020, the DEBEKA innovation prize was awarded to the students of the research internship of the VisSim group.

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Aug 21, 2020

Newspaper report about our DEBEKA innovation award

As already reported, the research internship at VisSim won the DEBEKA innovation award. The newspaper reports on this great success.

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Aug 19, 2020

Presentation of our Visualization Application at the IEEE VIS 2020

At the IEEE VIS 2020 we will present a visualization application, designed for the exploration of human spine simulation data. Our goal is to support research in biomechanical spine simulation and advance efforts to implement simulation-backed analysis in surgical applications.

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Aug 14, 2020

VisSim Research Internship wins DEBEKA Innovation Award

The project in the field of “simulation of the cervical spine” was awarded the Debeka Innovation Prize 2020. A jury made up of representatives from the university and Debeka selected the winner from three master's degree projects selected in advance. The projects were rated according to the criteria of originality, scientific nature, relevance and feasibility.

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