Not on site, but still available: Virtual Presence in Emergency Medical Services (ARTEKMED)
BMBF funding measure of the human-technology interaction within the funding priority „Interaktive Systeme in virtuellen und realen Räumen – Innovative Technologien für ein gesundes Leben“
If there are a large number of injured people at one location, all available experts are needed immediately, both at the accident site and at the hospital. To ensure the quality of diagnosis and treatment, it should be possible to call in external expertise to support the relief workers on site.
Goals and Approach
As part of ARTEKMED, a telepresence system for medical consultation using augmented reality is being developed for use at the scene of an accident and in the hospital. The system allows all available but not on-site experts to be brought virtually to the scene for consultation in order to support the treating physicians in diagnosis and treatment. To this end, technical solutions are being developed for 3D reconstruction in real time, for determining the position of the participants, and for efficient and secure communication. The project will also investigate social aspects such as the acceptance of digital doubles in accident situations.
Innovation and Perspectives
The innovation consists on the one hand in the development of new algorithms for telepresence, which are specifically optimized for medical support in emergency situations. On the other hand, ARTEKMED will help to better understand the psychological aspects of the use of augmented reality and it also offers approaches for improved interpersonal communication based on this technology.
Technical University Munich - Faculty for Informatics
Dr. Ulrich Eck
85748 Garching b. München
Phone: +49 89 289 19412
01.09.2018 until 31.08.2021
- TU Munich, Fakultät für Medizin
- Klinikum der Universität München, Institut für Notfallmedizin und Medizinmanagement
- Klinikum der Universität München, Klinik für Allgemeine, Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie
- Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
- GS Elektro GmbH, Kaufering
- M3i GmbH, München
VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH Dr. Marcel Kappel
Phone: 030 310078-244