Regional Anesthesia

Project info

Fundings Funded by Rasimas project (FP7)

Objective Loco-Regional Anesthesia simulator

Duration 01.11.2013 — 31.10.2016


Project description

The RASimAs project (Regional Anaesthesia Simulator and Assistant) is a European research project focusing on increasing the effectiveness and the success of regional anaesthesia (RA) through a joint effort of scientists and clinicians.

The project’s goals are to develop two different but complementary end products :

  1. a patient-specific Regional Anaesthesia Simulator (RASim) enhanced with ultrasound guidance
  2. a Regional Anaesthesia Assistant (RAAs), which will assist the physicians during the actual procedures.

The MIMESIS team is leader of a Work Package in charge of Patient-Specific Virtual Models.

The whole operation is simulated into SOFA. The anatomy of the patient (skin, bones, muscles, nerves and vessels) is modelized based on the finite element method. A simulated needle is inserted into the limb being headed for the nerve that have to be blocked. The simulator handles an Ultra-Sound visualisation as well as electrical nerve stimulation.

People involved

Stephane Cotin

Stéphane Cotin

Research Director

Rémi Bessard Duparc

R&D Software Engineer

Frederick Roy

Senior Software Engineer