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SIMIS: Simulation for Intervention and Surgery

Real-cases based simulator for advanced and basic training, preoperative planning and research

We create realistic simulators for students, surgeons and clinicians.

What we do

Our innovative neurosurgical simulators bridge the gap between theoretical learning and practical experience in the field of neurosurgery. They provide an immersive, realistic environment where students and professionals can hone their skills, learn complex neuroanatomical structures, and practice surgical techniques without the risks associated with live operations.

Our research

At the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, our research and development efforts are cantered on both physical and digital simulation systems, alongside tools for objective skill assessment. Our commitment to developing sophisticated simulation technologies is evidenced by our dual approach, incorporating both high-fidelity 3D printed physical simulators and advanced digital augmented reality (AR) simulators. These pioneering tools are emblematic of our mission to seamlessly integrate the tangible and virtual domains, thereby achieving unprecedented precision in surgical training.

Our Story

Started at Medical University of Vienna in 2019, SIMIS was born out of a passion for advancing medical education and a commitment to improving patient outcomes. Recognizing the limitations of traditional surgical training methods, we embarked on a journey to create a more immersive, accurate, and accessible training experience. Today, we are proud to be leaders in the field, continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible in surgical education.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower current and future generations of surgeons with state-of-the-art simulation tools that offer unparalleled opportunities for learning, practice, and professional growth. We are dedicated to:

  • Enhancing surgical precision and safety.
  • Reducing the learning curve for complex procedures.
  • Increasing accessibility to advanced training technologies.
  • Supporting continuous education and skill refinement.
  • Improving patient care and outcomes through superior training methods

Save the date:

We are happy to invite you to our next event in Vienna: the 11th European-Japanese Cerebrovascular Congress on 27-29 June 2024 at the Museum of Medical History – Josephinum.



The physical simulator has obtained funds from AWS’s program “Prototypenförderung für Universitäten und Fachhochschulen” in 2023 (Nr. P2410019).