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March 2015


Patrick Wucherer, Dipl.-Inf.

Associated member of GSISH

Contact Details

Trauma Surgery Department, Klinikum München
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
NARVIS Laboratory
Nußbaumstr. 20
80336 München

Phone: +49 (0)89.5160.4368

Institute for Informatics / I-16
Technische Universität München (TUM)
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München

E-Mail: p.wucherer(at)

Project Details

Simulator for multidisciplinary medical team training

Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
Prof. Dr. med. Ekkehard Euler

Start of PhD-work at GSISH:
January 2013

Project Description:
In highly dynamic and complex high-risk domains - such as surgery - systematic training in the relevant skills is the basis for safe and high-quality performance. Traditionally, assessment and training in surgery traditionally concentrated upon proficiency and acquisition of surgeons' technical skills. As the fundamental impact of non-technical skills - such as communication and coordination - is increasingly acknowledged for safe delivery of surgeries, comprehensive training approaches are missing.

The overall aim of the project is to investigate a novel learning environment for the assessment and training of both technical and non-technical skills of entire multidisciplinary operating room (OR) teams. Specifically, we first proceed by optimally integrating a virtual reality (VR) procedural simulator into a simulated OR, and further advance the learning environment for multidisciplinary team training.

Secondly, we aim to develop robust performance metrics for objective assessment of surgeons' technical skills (e.g. instrument handling, identification of complications) and non-technical skills (e.g. situational awareness, interpersonal communication).

Thirdly, we are specifically interested in errors that occur during adverse events and psychophysical stress of the surgical staff. We want to research the role of deliberate exposure to adverse events in the augmentation of error perception and mediation of error recovery strategies.

Lastly, we establish and investigate professionals' skills transfer into OR-practice, respectively for technical and non-technical skills. Thus, the project provides ground for further research and training in the development of surgical skills as well as the integration of such a novel learning environment into the curriculum in specialty training, student teaching, and improvement of interprofessional collaboration in surgery.


Publications / Conference Papers:

 P. Stefan, P. Wucherer, Y. Oyamada, Ma Meng, A. Schoch, M. Weigl, P. Fallavollita, N. Navab
„An AR Edutainment System Supporting Bone Anatomy Learning“
IEEE Virtual Reality (bib), 2013

S. Weidert, P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, S.P. Baierl, M. Weigl, M. Lazarovici, P. Fallavollita, N. Navab
„A Vertebroplasty simulation environment for medical education.“
Bone Joint J, 2013 (bib)

P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, S. Weidert, P. Fallavollita, and N. Navab. “Task and crisis analysis during surgical training”. Published in International Journal CARS, Berlin / Heidelberg, 2014.

P. Fallavollita, A. Winkler, S. Habert, P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, Riad Mansour, R. Ghotbi, N. Navab
'Desired-View' controlled positioning of angiographic C-arms
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI), Boston, September 2014 (bib)

P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, S. Weidert, P. Fallavollita, N. Navab
Development and procedural evaluation of immersive medical simulation environments
The 4th International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI), Heidelberg, Germany, June 26, 2013.

P. Wucherer, C. Bichlmeier, M. Eder, L. Kovacs, N. Navab:
Multimodal Medical Consultation for Improved Patient Education.
Proceedings of Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin (BVM 2010), Aachen, Germany, March 2010.


Hauptseminar Simulation in Medical Education (WiSe 2012)

Personal Details:

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