Last internship at Polytechnique Montreal for five months on a specific study : development of a spine surgery simulator in the event of a scoliosis.

To precise a bit more : in some rare cases of scoliosis a surgery has to be made to implant metal rods in the patient back to straighten the spine. This very invasive surgery requires a great amount of study of the patient’s case.

The simulator has the following features :

  • 3D view of the patient’s spine
  • a view for each x-ray
  • use of an haptic device to drill in the virtual vertebrae
  • saving the surgery
  • showing multiple demonstration surgeries

This project, along with a bone strength study to define precise locations for drilling, will allow a better quality of surgery.

The following video and screenshots have been approved by the responsible ethics committee.