HaptiVisT: A Complete Success at the BMBF Future Congress

On 21 and 22 May 2019, the 4th BMBF Future Congress on the topic “Confidently into the Digital Future” took place. The Future Congress was opened by Anja Karliczek, German Federal Minister of Education and Research. Afterwards, visitors were able to exchange ideas on the subject of “Human-Technology Interaction” in various workshops, lectures and panel discussions. The programme was supplemented by an exhibition of innovative research projects from the fields of virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).

With the joint project “HaptiVisT” (Haptic-Visual Training System), Marie Lampe and Dr. Uwe Katzky from szenaris GmbH were also represented at the Future Congress. In addition to exciting discussions and making new contacts, we were able to present our prototype for training minimally invasive operations on the hand. The curiosity was overwhelming: Numerous visitors took the opportunity to try out the system. The feedback was positive without exception. In particular, the added value for surgical training and further education as well as the interaction of haptics and optics were perceived as benefits. The most frequently asked question was when the system would be launched on the market. We will answer this question in the coming weeks and months. We will keep you up to date.

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The HaptiVisT booth with Jerome Perret (Haption GmbH), Johannes Maier (OTH Regensburg) and Dr. Uwe Katzky (szenaris GmbH) (from left to right); not in the picture: Marie Lampe

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The keynote address by Anja Karliczek in the plenary hall

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