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.

In the “Smombi 2.0” project, methods are being developed that determine individual biomechanical properties of the cervical spine from 2D and 3D image data.
The aim of the project is the development of a new intervertebral disc implant possibility of adjusting the individual lordosis.
The aim of the project is to develop a new application to detect the ligament insertion points.
VisSim News
Oct 13, 2021

Announcement research internship WS21/22

Would you like to work together in an interdisciplinary team on future-oriented subject areas? Then our research internship of the research group VisSim ( is just the thing for you:

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Oct 04, 2021

Uni Blog reports on Ivanna Kramer doctoral project

What happens to our spine when we bend forward during smartphone use for hours? Ivanna Kramer deals with this question in her PhD. As a research assistant at the VisSim working group, she also supports the development of an intervertebral disc implant.

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Sep 23, 2021

Announcement of various theses topics.

We offer various current topics for theses and thus cooperation in our research projects. Interested? Then read on here!

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Sep 22, 2021

Our Intech Book Chapter is now available!

We are happy to inform you that your book chapter “Parameter Dependencies of a Biomechanical Cervical Spine FSU - The Process of Finding Optimal Model Parameters by Sensitivity Analysis” is now published.

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Jun 28, 2021

Intech Chapter is now available at IntecOpen.

Our chapter with the title Parameter dependencies of a biomechanical cervical spine FSU - the process of finding optimal model parameters by sensitivity analysis is now available at IntecOpen.

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