ARTEKMED – Augmented Reality Telepresence for Medical Consultation

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Consortium and Project Lead: Dr. Ulrich Eck,



When there are a large number of injured people at a site, all available experts are needed immediately, both at the accident site and at the hospital. To ensure the quality of diagnosis and treatment, it should be possible to call in external expertise to support the relief workers on site.

Goals and approach

In ARTEKMED, a telepresence system for medical consultation using augmented reality is being developed for use at the accident scene and in the hospital. The system allows all available but not on-site experts to be brought virtually to the scene for consultation in order to support the treating physicians in diagnosis and treatment. To this end, technical solutions are being developed for 3D reconstruction in real time, for determining the position of the participants, and for efficient and secure communication. Furthermore, social aspects such as the acceptance of digital doubles in accident situations will also be researched in the project.

Innovation and perspectives

The innovation consists on the one hand in the development of new algorithms for telepresence, which are specifically optimized for medical support in emergency situations. On the other hand, ARTEKMED will help to better understand the psychological aspects of the use of augmented reality, and it also offers approaches for improved interpersonal communication based on this technology.

Research Partners

  • TU München, Fakultät für Medizin
  • Klinikum der Universität München, Institut für Notfallmedizin und Medizinmanagement
  • Klinikum der Universität München, Klinik für Allgemeine, Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • GS Elektro GmbH, Kaufering
  • M3i GmbH, München

Project Members

Dr. Ulrich Eck

Dr. Marc Lazarovici

Dr. Simon Weidert

Prof. Daniel Roth

Kevin Yu

Evin Pinar Oernek

Tianyu Song

Lennart Bastian

Michael Wechner

Johann Sutor

Gleb Gorbachov

Thomas Nibler

Anton Roth

Clemens Kraetsch

Arianne Tran

Robin Strak


NARVIS Lab and INM (Human Simulation Center, LMU)