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Tina Vajsbaher

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Personal Information

Title MS.c.
Function Doctoral Researcher
Office 03.047
Phone 218
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Creative Unit, Intra-operative Information

Pius Oldenburg Hospital (Department of General and Visceral Surgery)

Klinikum Bremen-Mitte (Department of General and Visceral Surgery)

Berufsverband der Deutschen Chirurgen (BDC)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGCH)





About me

My field of research lies in medical human-factors and biomedical engineering (psychology), with a specific focus on cognitive factors in (minimally invasive) laparoscopic surgery. My interest includes human-factor analysis and ergonomic assessments relating to surgical practice, the development, implementation and analysis of new medical devices, systems, equipment and surgical robotics, and finally, the evaluation of human-computer interfaces and interaction in medical simulation and computer assisted surgeries. 

Ph.D. Project

My doctoral research in the field aims to combine the principles of applied cognitive science and medicine, and applies it into surgical settings. My current work aims to provide a mechanistic understanding of how cognition, and specific cognitive abilities, impact intra-operative laparoscopic surgical performance and learning process in novice surgeons currently enrolled in surgical residency programe at Pius Oldenburg Hospital. 

Previous & Current Work

Vajsbaher, T. & Schultheis, H (2017). Phases of laparoscopic learning: How cognitive processes influence technical skill acquisition throughout the learning curve. In Journal of Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion, Special Issue: Proceedings of Berlin Summer School for Human Factors. Berlin, Germany

Vajsbaher, T & Schultheis, H. (2017). The role of Visual Working Memory in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Accepted at the 20th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) Conference. Potsdam, Germany.

Vajsbaher, T & Schultheis, H. (2017). The role of Visual Working Memory in Minimally Invasive Surgery: A new perspective and its implications for surgical education and practice. In Journal of Surgical Endoscopy, Special Issue: Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Frankfurt, Germany 

Vajsbaher, T. & Fine, P. and (2013). ‘How good are groups at estimating time?’, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science. Vienna, Austria