VOKA is an innovative augmented reality (AR) system that makes it possible to manipulate the model of the broken bone inside the patient.
CT data is used to create a 3D bone model that is uploaded into a doctor’s HoloLens to provide an AR synergetic experience of a kind of X-Ray vision of seeing a patient and internal structures at the same time (e.g. during the surgery or pre-surgery planning).
This potential has been effectively used for diagnostics and treatment/surgery planning in the Belarusian Scientific and Practical center for Orthopedics and Traumatology.
Significantly reduces surgical injury through accurate execution of surgical access over the fracture
Increases safety of the operation by means of visualizing locations of blood vessels and nerves
Decreases number of X-rays taken to define the landmarks' position in the area of an injury
Reduces overall surgery duration
Shortens rehabilitation downtime through reducing damage to adjacent tissues
Builds up patient's trust and confidence in the best treatment methods
Mr. Alexandre Sitnik
PhD, orthopedic trauma surgeon of higher qualification degree, member of the Belarusian Republican Scientific and Practical Society of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, AOTrauma, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie, SICOT, EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology, OTA (Orthopaedic Trauma Accosiation of North America).
Professional career and relevant experience in the Republic of Belarus
The Head of the laboratory since 2008
Performs all types of surgery in traumatic pathology. Areas of interest include minimally invasive treatments for traumatic injuries of the skeleton, the development of a fixator for osteosynthesis, computer simulation of surgical pathology of the Achilles tendon and foot.
International Activity (mostly within AOTrauma)
Translation of AO Principles of Fracture Management (Thieme, 2008) into the Russian language. Russian edition was published in 2013 (www.aoprincipesru.com).
Translation of Manual of Soft-Tissue Management in Orthopedic Trauma (AOTrauma- Thieme) into the Russian language. Russian edition was published in 2016.
AOTrauma national / regional /international faculty membership at AOTrauma Courses in Tbilisi (Georgia, 2014), Moscow (Russia, 2016), Tbilisi (Georgia, 2016), Vilnius (Lithuania) 2016, Yerevan (Armenia, 2016), Davos (Switzerland, 2016), Riga (Latvia, 2017).
Participation in AOTrauma STaRT project, Distal Femoral Fractures module. The module will appear in October-November 2015.
Participation in AOTrauma Chairperson Training Program (Milan, September, 2017).
The best project of the Hackathon AVRA Minsk Days
Runner-up at EFORT Congress in Barcelona
VOKA Standard and VOKA Education version 2. release
Start of the project
VOKA Standard version 1. release
VOKA Education version 1. release
Detection of patients’ body parts with no doctor involved
Dr. Alexandre Sitnik
Co-Founder, Scientific and Research Guidance
Scientific and Research Guidance
Dr. Ihar Volkau
Mathematical modeling, Representative in Singapore
Head of Research and Development
Head of Development
Senior 3D Artist