The ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research is the University of Bern's transdisciplinary Center of Excellence for medical technology research. Its mission is to tackle unmet clinical needs and envision future challenges in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment to create viable healthcare technology solutions with imagination, agility and purpose. Its projects run from discovery and basic research to clinical translation.
Work in the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) group focusses on disruptive approaches to image- and sensor-guided technologies for manual and robot-assisted surgery and interventions.
To treat spinal instabilities, surgeons insert pedicle screws to fuse adjacent vertebra. We are currently working on a sensor-enhanced surgical robotic platform for pedicle screw insertion. For this project, the IGT group seeks a research assistant to help with the development of a testbench for tissue transition detection using impedance spectroscopy.