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SHACRA Research team

Simulation in Healthcare using Computer Research Advances

  • Leader : Stéphane Cotin
  • Research center(s) : CRI Lille - Nord Europe
  • Field : Digital Health, Biology and Earth
  • Theme : Computational Neuroscience and Medicine
  • Partner(s) : Université des sciences et technologies de Lille (Lille 1)
  • Collaborator(s) : U. LILLE 1 (USTL), CNRS, U. LILLE 3 (UCDG)

Team presentation

The variety and complexity of Medicine, as well as its ethical importance in today's society, have been a strong motivation in many scientific and technical disciplines. The medical field has already been a domain of application for computer science and several tools, such as image processing, are now an integral part of modern medicine. Yet, there is no question that the integration of new technologies in Medicine will continue to rise in the future. In this context, the simulation of medical procedures, whether it is targeted at education, training, planning of interventions, or even guidance during procedures, will be a major element of the Medicine of the twenty-first century. The purpose of SHACRA is to address the key scientific problems of the multidisciplinary field of computer-based medical simulation. Research works are conducted in several key areas, such as anatomical modeling, biomechanical modeling, parallel and GPU computing, physiological modeling, and interaction models. Using a common software framework (SOFA) as well as key clinical collaborations, our research will lead to more advanced simulations, ultimately aimed at per-operative guidance.

Research themes

Medical simulation Patient-specific modeling Per-opertive guidance Patient-specific pre-operative planning

International and industrial relations

Imaging and Robotics group @ Imperial College London Biomedical Imaging Team @ CSIRO IHU Mix-Surg Digital Trainers / Storz

Keywords: Medical simulation Patient-specific modeling Per-opertive guidance Patient specific pre-operative planning