Location: Zurich - Zurich region
Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETHZ
CO-ME - Computer Aided and Image Guided Medical Interventions
The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR), CO-ME - Computer Aided and Image Guided Medical Interventions, develops leading-edge technology for the operating theatre, focusing on surgical interventions on the head. The key issues include protection of tissue by using minimally invasive surgery and reducing the size of surgical instruments. The researchers work closely with surgeons and medical practitioners to ensure that technological developments are tested in practice and brought to the market as quickly as possible. The strengths of the NCCR CO-ME are simulation, navigation and the development of instruments including robots. The NCCR generated three medical technology centres at ETH Zurich and at the Universities of Berne and Basel, which intend to continue their collaboration after the conclusion of the NCCR.
Home institution: ETH Zurich