Florian Heinrich, M.Sc.

Research Scientist

Faculty of Computer Science
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Office: G82-167
Phone: ++49 391 67-59349
ed.ugvo@hcirnieh.nairolf :liaM-E

Research Interest

My research interests include visualization and interaction concepts for medical AR/VR applications. In this area, I am mainly focused on supporting needle-based interventions with AR instrument navigation techniques. Besides, I am also interested in topics on the perception of distances and depth, especially for projector-based AR.

Short CV

Professional Experience

Since 07/2017Researcher and PhD Student at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany
01/2016-06/2017Student Research Assistent and Master's Thesis at Computer-Assisted Surgery Group, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany
Augmented reality visualization of a needle navigation in a magnetic resonance tomograph
10/2014-03/2015Internship and Bachelor's Thesis at AppLab, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany
Supplementing physical use cases in the context of a Volkswagen vehicle with smart solutions

Education

06/2015-04/2017M.Sc. Computer Science Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany
10/20011-06/2015B.Sc. Computational Visualistics Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany

Awards

2019Best Poster Award for Augmented Reality Visualisation Concepts to Support Intraoperative Distance Estimation at VRST 2019Link
2017Faculty Award for the Best Master's GraduateLink
2015Faculty Award for the Best Bachelor's GraduateLink

Scientific Publications

Heinrich, F., Huettl, F., Schmidt, G., Paschold, M., Kneist, W., Huber, T., Hansen, C. (2020)
HoloPointer: A Virtual Augmented Reality Pointer for Laparoscopic Surgery Training
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Radiology and Surgery, accepted
Joeres, F., Heinrich, F., Schott, D., Hansen, C. (2020)
Towards Natural 3D Interaction for Laparoscopic Augmented Reality Registration
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization, in print
Heinrich, F., Schwenderling, L., Joeres, F., Lawonn, K., Hansen, C. (2020)
Comparison of Augmented Reality Display Techniques to Support Medical Needle Insertion
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 26(12), pp. 3568-3575
Bornemann, K.,Heinrich, F., Lawonn, K., Hansen, C. (2020)
Exploration of Medical Volume Data in Projective Augmented Reality: An Interactive Demonstration
Proceedings of Mensch und Computer, Magdeburg, Germany, pp. 507-509
Heinrich, F., Bornemann, K., Lawonn, K., Hansen, C. (2020)
Interacting with Medical Volume Data in Projective Augmented Reality
Proceedings of International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Lima, Peru, 12263, pp. 429-439
Heinrich, F., Schmidt, G., Jungmann, F., Hansen, C. (2019)
Augmented Reality Visualisation Concepts to Support Intraoperative Distance Estimation
Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST), Sydney, Australia
Best Poster Award 
Heinrich, F., Bornemann, K., Lawonn, K., Hansen, C. (2019)
Depth Perception in Projective Augmented Reality: An Evaluation of Advanced Visualization Techniques
Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST), Sydney, Australia
Heinrich, F., Schwenderling, L., Becker, M., Skalej, M., Hansen, C. (2019)
HoloInjection: Augmented Reality Support for CT-guided Spinal Needle Injections
IET Healthcare Technology Letters, 6, pp. 165-171
Heinrich, F., Joeres, F., Lawonn, K., Hansen, C. (2019)
Effects of Accuracy-to-Colour Mapping Scales on Needle Navigation Aids visualised by Projective Augmented Reality
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Computer- and Robot-Assisted Surgery (CURAC), Reutlingen, Germany, in print
Heinrich, F., Schmidt, G., Hansen, C. (2019)
A novel Registration Method for Optical See-Through Augmented Realty Devices and Optical Tracking Data
Proceedings of GI VR/AR Workshop, in print
Heinrich, F., Joeres, F., Lawonn, K., Hansen, C. (2019)
Comparison of Projective Augmented Reality Concepts to Support Medical Needle Insertion
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 25, pp. 2157-2167
Heinrich, F., Schmidt, G., Bornemann, K., Roethe, A., Essayed, I., Hansen, C. (2019)
Visualization Concepts to Improve Spatial Perception for Instrument Navigation in Image-Guided Surgery
Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, San Diego, USA, 10951, pp. 1095125
Heinrich, F., Rohde, S., Huber, T., Paschold, M., Kneist, W., Lang, H., Preim, B., Hansen, C. (2018)
VR-basierte Interaktion mit 3D-Organmodellen zur Planung und Simulation laparoskopischer Eingriffe
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Computer- and Robot-Assisted Surgery, Leipzig, Germany, 57-62
Mewes, A., Heinrich, F., Hensen, B., Wacker, F., Lawonn, K., Hansen, C. (2018)
Concepts for Augmented Reality Visualization to support Needle Guidance inside the MRI
IET Healthcare Technology Letters, pp. 5-10
Mewes, A., Heinrich, F., Kaegebein, U., Hensen, B., Wacker, F., Hansen, C. (2018)
Projector-Based Augmented Reality System for Interventional Visualization inside MRI Scanners
International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery, 15(1), pp. e1950