International Scientific Committee

Zbigniew Nawrat

Professor HPI (Heart Prostheses Institute) Creative Director of Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development, Assistant Professor Biophisics Department Medical University of Silesia, President of International Society for Medical Robotics, Editor of Medical Robotics Reports

Scientist, inventor, teacher, visionary. Pioneer of artificial organs (artificial heart POLVAD, POLTAH), medical robotics (Robin Heart surgical robot) and methods for optimizing surgical operations by modeling, simulation and virtual reality technology. In 1997-2000 he managed the first simulation project for cardiac surgery. He is the author of the idea and initiator of the ORGANEOM project – human research as a system of interaction between a biological organism and artificial organs. He is responsible in Poland for the European project DIH HERO Robotics in Healthcare.