News Archive

Below you can find all news regarding milestones, events and the team around SURAG and our add-on feedback system.

SURAG presentation at the MICCAI conference

OCT. 5, 2020

Our team leader Dr. Alfredo Illanes presented the core of our SURAG concept at the prestigious MICCAI conference, showing that a simple and inexpensive audio sensor can provide similar information as a complex and expensive force sensor.



OCT. 06, 2020

SURAG has presented three studies related to the SURAG concept for acquiring palpation feedback in robot-assisted surgery and orthopedic surgery at the CURAC and the BMT 2020


Otto ist Innovation

SEP. 14, 2020

SURAG is part of this year's "otto ist innovation" marketing campaign by the city of Magdeburg. After being interviewed for the campaign some weeks ago, we participated the campaign opening and received one of the campaign's booklets.


Science4Life awards our SURAG-Concept

MAR. 17, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Science4Life concept phase academy days had to be conducted virtually - a first-time experience for all involved. Nevertheless, thanks to the great effort of the organizing team, we had two informative days. After being awarded during the first phase of this years Science4Life venture cup in November, our SURAG-concept was once again awarded by the jury.


Science4Life Award for our SURAG-Idea

NOV. 22, 2019

As one of 20 teams, Science4Life invited us to their academy day in Frankfurt am Main. After a day of interesting workshops and discussions, our SURAG idea has been awarded as one of the best five among more than 80 submitted ideas.


EXIST Transfer of Research

NOV. 13, 2019

After working on our application for the EXIST Transfer of Research for several month, we have been invited to the "Projektträger Jülich" (PTJ) in Berlin to defend our application in front of a highly proficient jury of experts from different backgrounds. One day later, we received the notification that our project proposal has been accepted by the jury and the funding for two years has been approved.


ISCAS 2019: Best Poster Award

JUN. 25, 2019

At ISCAS 2019 we received the best poster award for the presentation of our joint research with the group of Miguel Coimbra from the University of Porto on the combination of our SURAG system with external ultrasound for improved accuracy and as a base for a novel hybrid approach during needle based clinical procedures.


iSMIT Best Paper Award

MAR. 23, 2019

The Surgical Audio Guidance (SURAG) concept has received two prices at the SMIT 2019 Conference.


Scientific Reports

AUG. 13, 2018

INKA chair presents a new concept for guiding medical interventional devices in the prestigious Scientific Reports journal.


Hugo Junkers Award for Innovation and Research

DEC. 06, 2017

Hugo Junkers Preis 2017 / 2nd place for SURAG – Surgical Audio Guide – Towards the verified therapeutic goal via "listening" at the medical device. Chair of Intelligent Catheters and Image Guided Therapies at the Otto von Guericke University with new technology approach for minimal invasive therapy guidance.