August 12, 2009
The Voxel-Man Group of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf has received a 424,000 EUR grant from the EXIST-Forschungstransfer program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) for its start-up project
With this computer-based simulator, a realistic treatment of carious lesions will be possible, thus vastly improving the quality of pre-clinical training. It is expected that the step to the real patients will thus be much easier for the students, while lowering costs for the dental schools. Using high resolution dental models and special haptic algorithms, the teeth will not only look, but also feel highly realistic. Among other advantages are an automatic skills assessment, which allows for an objective grading and complementary self-studies for the first time.