13 partners sharing one goal

alpha medical concepts e.U.

ImgThe international training and consulting company alpha medical concepts supports health facilities in optimizing their (emergency) patient care. High-risk case experts provide advice and training in simulation facilities everywhere in the world to improve patient safety in medical care.


cortEXplore GmbH

The startup cortEXplore GmbH develops neurosurgical navigation systems for precise planning, simulating, and performing brain surgery. The company has developed a multi-camera system that supports high precision neurosurgical procedures through mixed reality imaging.


eulerian-solutions e.U.

Imgeulerian-solutions provides a variety of services in the field of numerical fluid mechanics (Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD), including free tutorial videos about getting started with OpenFOAM, customized on-site CFD training, model development, custom open source CFD solutions for internal work processes, customized CFD simulations and support for a variety of CFD problems.


EVO-tech GmbH

Founded in 2013, EVO-tech has quickly established as a leading full-spectrum provider in additive manufacturing. The company develops, manufactures, and sells 3D printers ("EVOlizer") and plastic and metal filaments for 3D printing. As a manufacturer, EVO-tech aims at expanding its technological leading edge through research and development in all relevant technologies, including electronics, software, mechanics, and nozzles.


FH Upper Austria Research and Development GmbH

Founded in 2003, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria engages in application-oriented, innovative R&D in currently 17 fields. Its Center for Technical Innovation in Medicine (TIMed Center) bundles the potentials of four FH Upper Austria faculties in Hagenberg, Linz, Wels and Steyr to create a cross-faculty, interdisciplinary development facility researching technical solutions for life sciences in fields like medicine, biomedicine, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics and bioinformatics. The goal is building a new, internationally visible main hub, an Upper Austrian “Medical Valley”. The Medusa project partner build on the R&D activities of the Research Group for Surgical Simulators Linz (ReSSL).


Johannes Kepler University Linz – Institute of Polymer Product Engineering

The Institute of Polymer Product Engineering is one of four plastics technology institutes at the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) of Johannes Kepler University. Its research covers the entire product life cycle of plastic components, from component design using latest numerical simulation methods to classic material and component testing and on towards groundbreaking generative manufacturing processes (3D printing).


Johannes Kepler University Linz – Institute of Polymer Science

The research at the Institute of Polymer Science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz comprises physicochemical properties of polymers and the characterization of polymer materials on all scales, including flow properties, morphology development (crystallization), surfaces and biological systems. Beyond thermal analysis, microscopy, spectroscopy and rheometry, research aims at developing new methods, integrating theory and practical application.


Kepler University Hospital Linz – Department for Neurosurgery

The Department for Neurosurgery at the Kepler University Hospital is the only neurosurgery in Upper Austria, covering the needs of a region with 1.4 million inhabitants. With 90 inpatient beds, an acute case aftercare station and therapy places for immediate remobilization, it is now the largest neurosurgical department in the German-speaking countries, offering the full spectrum of treatment methods, especially in vascular neurosurgery. The leading role of the head of the Department for Neurosurgery, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Gruber, in the "European Association of Neurological Surgery (EANS)" is an additional boost to its importance as an international center of excellence and innovation.


LIFEtool non-profit GmbH

LIFEtool engages in research, development, and consulting. It focuses on assistive technologies, assisted communication and learning/training software for children, adolescents, adults, and elderly persons with physical impairments and/or cognitive difficulties. Assistive technologies provide these people with new opportunities for active, barrier-free participation in education, work, and leisure. Beyond that, LIFEtool is of crucial importance in really making modern computer and communication technologies accessible to everyone.

LIFEtool participates in ongoing research projects, bringing extensive domain knowledge and experience in the field of interaction concepts, methods, support, and devices for people with special needs.

LIFEtool is a non-profit company, co-owned by the Evangelisches Diakoniewerk Gallneukirchen and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT).


Netural GmbH

Netural has been developing innovative digital services, and especially e-business and e-health solutions, since 1998. It is an award-winning service company with a unique approach, combining strategic thinking, state-of-the-art software, and skilled implementation to achieve outstanding user experience.



ImgPROFACTOR provides digitized production solutions. It supports clients and cooperation partners throughout entire innovation processes from first ideas to turnkey systems. PROFACTOR solutions cover production line inspection, digitization, automation, functionalization and even printing on products. In the MEDUSA project, PROFACTOR transfers human-centered assistance systems knowhow from the field of industrial production to the medical domain. Quality perception-enhancing technologies, tracking and digitization are essential building blocks for the work of the Visual Computing team.


RISC Software GmbH

Founded in 1992 as a non-university research institution of Johannes Kepler University Linz and within the UAR (Upper Austrian Research GmbH) network, RISC Software GmbH develops complex individual software solutions for business, industry and medicine. Engaging in both basic and applied sciences, RISC Software GmbH combines a strong core competence in mathematics and computer science with practical experience from countless national and international projects.

The Research Department Medical Informatics develops highly specialized software for medical image processing, biomechanical simulation, patient virtualisation, and data analysis. It is one of the leading institutions in these fields.


R'n'B Consulting GmbH

ImgFounded in 2014, the R’n’B Consulting specializes in support during approval processes for medical devices. Its continuously growing service portfolio includes, among others, clinical evaluations and testing of medical devices, biocompatibility/toxicology testing and risk management. R’n’B Consulting currently manages 25 projects.


Medical EDUcation in Surgical Aneurysm clipping

In close cooperation with students from the bachelor’s degree program in Media Technology and Design at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, a MEDUSA project video was produced. We would like to thank them for the excellent cooperation and the great result.

Medical device regulation as an anchor point for high-quality product development

How can the requirements of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) provide helpful input for the development of a safe, effective, and high-quality neurosurgical simulator?

Classification of a simulator

The absence of patient contact does not really make things easier.