The ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research creates innovative healthcare technology by bringing together the biomedical engineering and clinical departments of the University of Bern. Technical and clinical experts jointly lead our multidisciplinary research groups that address unmet needs of patients, doctors and nurses.
Close to current challenges in preventive medicine, diagnostics, therapy and disease management, ARTORG contributes to improved clinical care through scientific discovery, deep learning technology, simulation of physiological processes and the development of novel medical devices and applications for surgery and rehabilitation. The Center fosters diversity and creative teamwork and offers study programs for Masters, postgraduates and clinicians at world-class level. We count on a strong network within the Bernese medical hub, develop our projects with leading international research institutions, and collaborate with regional, national and international companies from industry to accelerate the translation of our pilot and prototype work to commercial solutions.
ARTORG wins MICCAI 2020 Cataract surgery challenge
Cataract surgery is the most frequent surgery worldwide with a rising tendency. This year’s international challenge on AuTomatic Activity Recognition for catarACT Surgery hosted by MICCAI 2020 aimed to push research in increased safety and efficiency of this intervention. On 4 October 2020, a team from the ARTORG Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging (AIMI) lab was ranked first among all challenge competitors with a method recognizing both surgical tools and activity from a microscope video stream.
Details on the approach…