A new EU project with the Intervention Center

Navigation using CustusX in laparoscopic liver surgery at St. Olav's Hospital
Navigation using CustusX in laparoscopic liver surgery at St. Olav's Hospital. Photo: SINTEF

January 2017
HiPerNav (High Performance Soft-tissue Navigation) is a new EU project started in November 2016. SINTEF is a partner on behave of the laparoscopy community in Trondheim. A PhD student from Spain is hired by SINTEF in the project, and more will be hired at NTNU. HiPerNav is awarded almost NOK 40 mil. over the project period of 4 years. The project is coordinated by Section Manager Ole Jacob Elle at Section for Technology Research at the Intervention Center in Oslo University Hospital. The consortium consists of 14 partners from leading European universities, hospitals and industry, hosting totally 16 PhD students developing the future navigation system for laparoscopic liver surgery. New technological methods will be developed to simplify the usage and improve the accuracy in surgical navigation. The developed methods will be integrated in CustusX and NorMIT, and the most promising methods will also be integrated in a commercial product for one of the industrial partners (CAScination, Switzerland). The Intervention Center and surgeon Bjørn Edwin will facilitate in the validation of some of the components developed in the project.