Imagine a surgical robot hanging from the ceiling of an operating room. It smoothly collaborates with the surgeons, is able to cut bone with unseen precision in all kinds of shapes, and to place smart implants in a minimally invasive way. This is our mission.

We are MIRACLEII, a research project located at the Department of Biomedical Engineering (University of Basel) and funded by the Werner Siemens Stiftung. We bring together researchers from computer science, engineering, robotics, laser physics, surgery, and other disciplines to launch bone surgery into the space age. MIRACLEII stands for Minimally Invasive Robot Assisted Computer guided LaserosteotomE. Take glimpse into the project here.

Building on the achievements of the MIRACLE Project led by Prof. Hans-Florian Zeilhofer and Prof. Philippe Cattin, we have now entered into our second project phase. The team around the computer scientist Prof. Dr. Philippe Cattin, roboticist Prof. Dr. Georg Rauter, cranio-maxillo-facial surgeon PD Dr. Dr. Florian Thieringer, and laser physicist Dr. Ferda Canbaz  is on its way to make osteotomy (bone surgery) minimally invasive. We are the Mars Mission in the field of medical robotics research.

Contact: Dr Constanze Pfeiffer (constanze.pfeiffer@clutterunibas.ch)

All this was made possible by:

Werner Siemens Stiftung