SENTISIM: Surgery training platform

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The Robotics and Vision area of CREB UPC has developed a training platform called SENTISIM in conjunction with the Clinical Management of Dermatology Unit at the Virgen Macarena University Hospital, Seville.

SENTISIM is a hybrid device that combines physical apparatus that emulates the anatomy of the surgical field with the IT support that is used in real surgery. Training, as a step prior to performing surgery, helps to improve the quality of surgery and consequently the safety of patients with melanomas, as dermatologists acquire and maintain skills prior to operating on patients.

The UPC research team that participates in the project is comprised of Albert Hernansanz, Tomàs Pieras and Alícia Casals, who are members of CREB UPC and the research group Intelligent Robots and Systems (GRINS).


From 7–9 June, the SENTISIM training platform was presented at the second edition of the MelaTx conference on the surgical treatment of advanced locoregional melanoma, which was held at the Virgen Macarena University Hospital. The device was included as an innovation in a workshop on surgical simulation of selective sentinel lymph node biopsy.

CREB UPC is focused on research, technological development, and innovation in the field of health technologies and the biomedical field.



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