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RASimAs – Simulation and guidance for regional anaesthesia

Use of local anesthesia has advantages for the patient, while reducing costs for healthcare. Department of Medical Technology at SINTEF Technology and Society is a partner in the EU project Regional Anaesthesia Simulator and Assistant (RASimAs), together with partners from 10 European countries.

RASimAs Regional Anaesthesia Simulator and Assistant

The aim of this ambitious project is to gather European experts from very diverse fields, from computer sciences to anaesthesiology, to bring an innovative tool in the hands of the medical doctors to perform safer regional anaesthesia for the patient at reduced cost for the society. Regional anaesthesia consists in injecting anaesthetic in the vicinity of a nerve to anaesthetise a whole body region. A lack of training options is currently noted by anaesthesiologists and this project aims at filling this gap. For that purpose, a virtual reality simulator and assistant will be developed, providing an innovative way for medical doctors to train extensively on virtual patients and to be assisted by additional patient-specific information during the procedure.

RASimAs is part of the EU 7th Framework Programme and has a budget of over 3 million euros over three years.


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Project duration

01/11/2013 - 31/10/2016