The University hospital and at the University of Basel has developed a technology that reached around the world by 2017, for the first time: the surgeon prepared a virtual 3D-Image on the Operation of a patient with ankylosing spondylitis – ossification of the spine. With the help of a Virtual-Reality glasses, you could dive deep in the body of your patient and the surgical site to be viewed from all sides.

With the help of a Virtual-Reality-glasses

The can now do Amateur. In the interactive exhibition, “Moving insights. Medicine in the fourth Dimension” in the Basel Museum of pharmacy, the researchers of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Medical faculty to present to their development. “We want to descend from the ivory tower and our research, even for the layman experience,” said Director of the Institute, Philippe Cattin on Tuesday at a preview of the exhibition.

The work of virtual 3D-models am now, especially in Neuro and orthopedic spine surgery for the Routine, said the exhibition organizers. Another new medical technological development, which will be presented in the exhibition, is only in the beginning phase of their practical use.

How can the virtual 3D-models to use

It is a massively refined control of ultrasonic waves to target and destroy cancer tumors. The researchers have developed Pads that are equipped with 1420 the smallest speakers. As a result, the sound waves can be bundled exactly. As a major Innovation, the researchers refer to the fact that small, by the respiration of the patient, triggered movements of the tumors can be taken into account.

In the exhibition, the fine, don’t listen – but-tactile ultrasonic waves in a model with about 150 speakers to understand. The Pad is “shoot” the hand surface with different geometric Patterns.

The exhibition with these and other achievements of modern medicine is housed in a two-hundred-year-old, the Museum connected laboratory rooms of the former Pharmaceutical Institute of the University of.

the history of The house dates back much further. In the 16th century. Century dissected there Andreas Vesalius, the founder of modern anatomy, his first corpses. The exhibition described this as a delightful link between the medical Innovation of the past and the rapid development of the present.