ACMIT’s stations at the “Lange Nacht der Forschung”


At this year’s LNF on April 22nd, ACMIT offers four interesting stations:

  • What happens during a knee surgery?
  • Are the hands of the surgeon clean enough?
  • How difficult is it for a surgeon to remove a foreign body?
  • How can a surgeon look through his or her own hand?

Click here for the official Wr. Neustadt – LNF Flyer.

What happens during a modern knee surgery?

A doctor demonstrates image-guided minimal invasive interventions on a realistic knee model. He also explains anatomy and diagnostics with the aid of an arthroscope. The challenges of working “around the corner” and the high risk of damaging sensitive articular surfaces during the procedure will be explained in a generally understandable way. Furthermore, the advantages of ACMIT-developments (like minimal invasive access systems or bendable tools) addressing such surgical problems will be discussed.

For more information please go to: What happens during a modern knee surgery?

Are the hands of the surgeon clean enough?

Do surgeons clean their hands thoroughly and sufficiently? Our “Hand-in-Scan” device shows it immediately.

Two years ago, a prototype of the device used for checking the disinfection of the hand was demonstrated for the first time at the LNF. Since then the device was continuously enhanced and improved. At the LNF 2016 you can experience and test the latest generation yourself!

“Hand-in-Scan” is a typical example for how ACMIT works: ACMIT develops medical systems in cooperation with scientific and company partners: from the idea and proof of concept to the prototype and the pre-production sample.

For detailed information please visit: Are the hands of the surgeon clean enough?

Surgeon for a day: How difficult is it to remove a foreign body?

The visitors can try to remove a foreign body out of a synthetic tissue model using surgical instruments like a scalpel or forceps. While doing that they must watch out, as the “patient” can easily be injured and consequently will start “bleeding”.

After a successful surgery, the “LNF-surgeon” will receive an original ACMIT-keychain with a useful feature!

This station demonstrates the challenges experienced during manually performed surgical procedures using several individual tools. The lack of space and the difficulties relocating the operating field after changing the instrument impede the work a lot. Therefore, ACMIT set its goal to develop multifunctional tools and the interested visitor will be informed about those works.

Please consider the minimum age of 16+ at this station!

Please visit: Surgeon for a day

Medical optic systems: How can a surgeon look through his/her hand?

When performing minimal invasive procedures, the view to the operating area is always a challenge. Often the sight is obstructed by the surgeon’s own hands or parts of the instruments. We demonstrate how modern tools can help.

At this station, we show an approach how to “look through” the hand or other objects by guiding light via optical elements. An astonishing experiment will be performed as a macroscopic example of optical designs, which ACMIT develops in the miniature dimension.

ACMIT’s researchers design multifocal implantable lenses, which enable people to maintain an active lifestyle independent of apparent visual aids.

The base for these developments is consolidated optical know-how supported by modern simulation processes and new measuring techniques.

For more information please go to: Medical optic systems

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