With a growing number of devices available in the operation room and the clinics, proper control interfaces become more and more important. Hence, we study intuitive yet precise control of medical devices. 

At the Institute of Medical Technology we develop new means of control for medical devices and investigate methods to give the physicists an appropriate (haptic) feedback. Not only during the intervention but already during preparation by processing non-invasive imaging data.

Ultrasound based Haptic Feedback

OCT Based Haptic Feedback for Robot Assisted Surgery

Touchless Control of a Robotized Microscope


    • S.-T. Antoni, C. Sonnenburg, T. Saathoff, A. Schlaefer (2015). Feasibility of interactive gesture control of a robotic microscope. Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering. 1 (1), 164--167. [Abstract] [doi] [www] [BibTex]

    • F. Hartmann, A. Schlaefer, (2013). Feasibility of touch-less control of operating room lights. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 8 (2), 259--268. [doi] [BibTex]

    • F. Hartmann, A. Schlaefer (2012). Touch-less control of operating room lights. [BibTex]

    • M. Finke, B. Stender, R. Bruder, A. Schlaefer, A. Schweikard (2010). An experimental comparison of control devices for automatic movements of a surgical microscope. [BibTex]