Neurosurgery Training Systems

The objective of this research is to develop systems that include hardware and software training in highly complex neurosurgical procedures and facilitate surgical planning. The systems developed are also useful in the evaluation of surgical skill.


Neurosurgery trainer. Neurosurgery trainer.
Neurosurgery trainer.


General Information

The neurosurgery system is designed to help the surgeon in cranial deep proceedings.

Navigation system

The system offers a navigation system by electromagnetics fields, this facilitates the work of surgeon because not need a direct line of vision between the workspace and the camera or the system of instrumental detection.

User interface

With two displays monitor offers a full view of the information. In a first clinical monitor visualises 3D information of the patient, the second monitor (Imac) executes the software and shows the anatomical slices sagital, coronal and axial.

Power supply

The system uses as main power supply the electrical network, As a support has an UPS (Uninterruptible power supply). This UPS can supply energy up to three hours.


Designed with a car to support the differents parts, allows an transport easy and adecuation in the operating room (OR). The source of electromagnetics fields has his own base to put on the OR.


  • Alher Mauricio Hernández, PhD.

Associated Researchers

  • Juan Diego Lemos, M.Sc.
  • John Fredy Ochoa M.Sc.
  • Daniel Estrada, Bioengineer
  • Andrés Vallejo, Bioengineer
  • Jhon Jairo Velásquez, Bioengineer
  • Juan Fernando Arias, MD, Esp.
  • Luis Carlos Cadavid, MD, Esp.

Founding Sources

  • INNPULSA, Fortalecimiento de capacidades institucionales en transferencia y/o comercialización de tecnologías relevantes para el sector productivo de Colombia desarrolladas a través de procesos de investigación aplicada - Sistema de Navegación para Neurocirugía.
  • Ruta-N, Desarrollo de herramientas tecnológicas para la formación especializada en el área de la salud.

Associated Institutions

  • Hospital Universitario San Vicente Fundación, Medellín, Colombia.
  • Centro de Simulación, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia