PhD Automation of preoperative planning and intraoperative assistance

1 FTE
Theme
Health & Technology
Posting date
April 25, 2024
Closing date
May 14, 2024
Duration of position
4

Optimizing the utilization of OR resources is critical for the sustainability of surgical care. The demand for surgical care is increasing and surpasses the supply, which is unable to grow due to budgetary restrictions and a shortage of operating room staff.

As a Phd candidate in automation of preoperative planning and intraoperative assistance, you will be at the forefront of transforming surgical procedures. Your day-to-day activities will include:

  • Collaborating with surgeons and interdisciplinary teams to understand workflow requirements.
  • Developing and implementing digital tools to assist in preoperative preparations and intraoperative guidance. Digital tools include AI-based image processing, 3D-printing, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality
  • Conducting hands-on testing and refining solutions in real-world clinical settings.
  • Analyzing data to assess the impact of implemented technologies on surgical efficiency and patient outcomes.
  • Engaging with OR staff to gather feedback, ensuring user-centric design and optimizing user experience.

The result of this project will be an increase in efficiency, safety, and quality of care, and a decrease in perceived workload and healthcare costs.