medical tr.AI.ning




The Visual Computing Lab and the GUD (Institut für Gesellschaft und Digitales) are institutions at the FH Münster University of Applied Sciences. The experts from both disciplines pursue an interdisciplinary approach in teaching and research, in which multidisciplinary projects, courses and research projects in the field of interactive, visual media, especially in the fields of virtual reality and game development, are conceived and implemented. The outstanding feature of the alliance of design and computer science is the consistent collaboration of both disciplines in every phase of work. Modern methods of UX and interface design, intelligent technologies for modeling and generative development of virtual, interactive (2D-3D) scenes as well as current VR/AR hardware are tested, applied and evaluated during the project work in order to develop real-time capable interactive systems.

Hochschule der
Bildenden Künste Saar

The Experimental Media Lab as a central facility of the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar (HBKSaar) intertwines scientific research approaches with experimental traditions and aesthetic practices. Studio environments (including Motion Capturing Studio, Greenbox, 360° projection room) are available for the development of prototypical objects & processes and are used e.g. for parametric design for individualization by end users/target applications. The K8 Institute for Strategic Aesthetics GmbH acts in the areas of transfer, training and Think Tank and participates with methods of collaborative design in the development of open innovation spaces. Currently, K8 is engaged in the healthcare innovation network Health.AI with a focus on user-centered organization and evaluation of scenario development and prototyping processes as well as the development of new teaching-learning formats based on 3D data.


The Institut für Ausbildung und Studienangelegenheiten (IfAS) is an operating unit of the Medical Faculty of Münster and represents with its multi-professional team a unique institution in Germany for the continuous improvement of medical education standards. It equally realizes all aspects of curricular administration for the Faculty of Medicine, as well as the content-related, conceptual and methodological development of the teaching program.

Founded in 1975 as a pilot project to "strengthen the practical orientation in medical studies", IfAS is the first and leading institute to embody the claim of a knowledge- and science-based competence orientation and has already produced several award-winning and nationally imitated teaching facilities, such as the MS-SkillsLab, the Münster® Study Hospital, the SimuScape or the LIMETTE. The core element of current work is the integration of situational teaching with the concepts of "Entrustable Professional Activities" (EPA ́s) on the "Campus of Competence". With more than 130 active actors, 4 theater teachers, and over 170 hours of simulation instruction for each student, IfAS maintains one of the largest nationwide simulation programs in medicine. In addition, IfAS actively pursues concepts of personal development in medical studies. The results are regularly presented at professional conferences.
Coordination Center Homburg for Education & Learning in Medicine (CHELM)


The Coordination Center Homburg for Education & Learning in Medicine (CHELM) was founded in 2006 at the Faculty of Medicine of Saarland University to promote the strategic planning, clustering, coordination, support and consulting of eLearning and eScience activities. With the opening of a new lecture hall building in Homburg in the summer semester 2021, these activities will be further expanded with the existing simulation center and SIM-hospital. Since the winter semester 2007/08, simulation training with actors has been offered as Homburg Communication and Interaction Training (HOM-KIT) out longitudinally from the preclinical phase to the practical year. With the start of the Corona Pandemic, the course was expanded to include a video consultation module. HOM-KIT is planned to be complemented by the virtual reality scenarios which are developed and validated within the scope of ‘medical tr.AI.ning' - scenarios that have not been feasible to be implemented so far. CHELM will accompany this scientifically and publish results through lectures and publications


The Computer Vision & Machine Learning Systems (CVMLS) group at the University of Münster (Computer Science; work group leader Prof. Risse) specializes in the development of AI solutions to biomedical problems. The work group is a founding member of the initiative "Virtual and Augmented Reality for Biomedical Computer Vision", which was established in 2019 between the Department of Computer Science and the University Medical Center of Münster. Within the scope of an existing cooperation with IfAS (Prof. Marschall) and UMTL (Dimitar Valkov, PhD), first VR teaching scenarios for medical students have already been implemented, which were integrated into the existing teaching infrastructure in the summer semester 2021.


The Ubiquitous Media Technologies Lab (UMTL, head Prof. Dr.-Ing. Antonio Krüger) is part of the Saarland Informatics Campus and the research area Cognitive Assistance Systems (COS) of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). The group focuses its research in particular on multimodal human-technology interaction as well as ubiquitous computing, with emphasis on virtual and augmented reality, assistance systems in sports and healthcare, gamification & games user research, human-robot collaboration, and interactive machine learning. The research results of the group are regularly published at the most renowned conferences in the field of VR and HCI and have already found versatile application in practice.