Ingénieurs Santé & Technologie visit the Nancy-Lorraine School of Surgery

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As part of the “Health & Technology Major of the ECE engineering school, 17 students in 5ème year (M2 equivalent) had the opportunity to visit the Nancy-Lorraine School of Surgery, under the guidance of Dr. Céline BARTH, lecturer and researcher in electronics, and Dr. Frédéric RAVAUT, head of the Major.

Welcomed by Dr. N. TRAN, co-director of the facility, the future engineers were able to appreciate the role of technology in the daily lives of surgeons today.

Dr TRAN spent just over an hour talking to us about the training center, its challenges and its audience. A sanctuary for digital surgical practice, the center gives practitioners the opportunity to train in medical practice and in the use of various surgical robots on increasingly realistic simulations, on mannequins capable of reproducing critical situations, and on animal parts guided in the act by imaging and haptic feedback. We were able to take advantage of their training sessions to exchange ideas with them and understand the need for communication between engineering and medical practice, i.e. between healthcare professionals and engineers.

The students were able to get to grips with the machines and become aware of ergonomic issues, both in terms of software and hardware. The realism of the simulations, based on authentic images but constantly in line with the surgeon’s actions in training, surprised users.

The General Manager of TWIN 3D and TWIN MEDICALwho was present on site, was very interested in the training of ECE engineers, who follow the 450 hours of the “Health & Technology” specialization and have the privilege of meeting surgeons as they learn to use digital technology in their daily practice.

These partnerships contribute to the effective training of our future engineers, and open the door to internships and recruitment opportunities that are as close as possible to the passion that led them to choose this specialization: people.

Updated 2 January 2024