Media Technologies are making their way into our lives, and into saving our lives. The healthcare sector is filled with different use cases, from pain therapy or treating PTSD (posttraumatic
stress disorder) with Virtual Reality to fully digital and cloud based patient information and training experiences. Visualizing a tumor in the human body correctly can not only decide over life
and death during an operation – it also helps people with cancer to understand the treatment they are about to undergo. This is why imaging procedures with multiple sources and display methods
can be used for today’s most modern hybrid operation rooms. Extended reality (XR) is already in use to train young and experienced surgeons. It is a great means to help them perform better in
difficult operations. . XR as a three dimensional visualization technology will play its part in saving lives in the future, when remote expert doctors support their colleagues in crucial
situations with detailed instructions in real time.
Christoffer Hamilton (Director, Brainlab AG) and Moritz Queisner (Associated Researcher
at Future Lab Charité Universitätsmedizin) discuss at #mthcon, how XR will change diagnosis, operation and
therapy in different medical fields. Find out how XR is used today and how many possibilities it offers for all of us in the future.
At Brainlab Christoffer Hamilton leads a team that deals with MR and medical viewing applications. Brainlab is a company that develops, manufactures and distributes software-based medical
technology, providing access to optimized, more efficient and minimally invasive patient care. Developments in neurosurgery, radiosurgery and other surgical disciplines can be carried out with
Brainlab technology. Brainlab closely cooperates with Magic Leap to create the best medical spatial computing experiences available.
Moritz Queisner is a researcher with an academic background in media studies as well as science and technology studies. His current research features projects on mixed and
virtual reality, imaging and interaction, 3D simulation, drones and locative media. His work investigates imaging and interaction in contemporary media technology with a focus on medicine. At the
»FutureLab« at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin he implements mixed and virtual reality solutions in surgical practice and education.
MediaTech can also foster inclusion.
At the MediaTech Innovation Day on November 18, 2019, the day before the MediaTech Hub Conference, we will discuss how MediaTech can ease the daily life for people with disabilities. In interactive sessions, we want to develop tangible ideas for MediaTech
tools that allow an equal societal participation for people with disabilities. How can we enable deaf people to contribute to a play or concert? How can blind and visually impaired people
participate in computer games? How does the daily work or school life look like for people with different disabilities?
We will address these important issues at our interactive Innovation Day together with BIRNE7 e.V. (Erlangen)
and in cooperation with Medical Valley EMN and the HPI School of Design Thinking. Join us to develop ideas and
concepts for media technologies that help to make our world more inclusive. The Innovation Day will take place on Monday, November 18 in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Apply for participation on our website
now! Participants receive a free conference ticket for the MediaTech Hub Conference on November 19-20. Participation is limited to 25 people, registration is first come, first serve.