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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Medical School
Department of Urologic Surgery

PI: Robert M. Sweet
Co-PI: Yunhe Shen

University Multi-user Medical Online Training Initiative for Virtual Education (UM-MOTIVE)

In order to strengthen the University’s and the state of Minnesota’s position as a health professional education and technology hub for our region, these researchers are leveraging their expertise in advanced medical modeling and virtual-reality (VR) simulation development with the capabilities that MSI provides.

Several ongoing virtual surgery projects at the CREST center are also involved with this remote training project, including laser-BPH surgery simulation, pelvic anatomy VR learning platform, VR TRUS simulation, and others.

Group Members

Omer Burak Argun, Research Associate
Dan Burke, Research Associate
Steve Horowitz, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saurabh Jain, Graduate Student
Vamsi Konchada, Graduate Student
Cindy Prange, Staff
Troy Reihsen, Staff
Deshong Sha, Collaborator
Kumar Tamma, Faculty Collaborator
Gerry Timm, Faculty Collaborator
Nan Zhang, Research Associate
Yingchun Zhang, Research Associate
Xiangmin Zhou, Research Associate