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Cyber-Physical Systems for the Hospital Operating Room (CyBHOR)

Houston Methodist Research Institute

University of Florida

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The Cyber-Physical System for the Hospital Operating Room (CyBHOR) offers potential members a vibrant, interdisciplinary team of computational scientists and faculty members in surgery who will work in synergy with the health industry to improve patient care through the advancement of next generation, high-tech medical practices for surgery.

The center's vision is to be the leading research center in the emerging and multi-disciplinary field of Modern Surgery enabled by computational science and technologies.

Center Mission and Rationale

By providing a proven collaborative framework for industries, hospitals and universities to engage in cooperative research of interest and value to our members, CyBHOR advances, develops and promotes research into the principles and technologies of computational surgery. CyBHOR focuses on developing novel technologies and infrastructure for the operating room / procedural suite that will help optimize clinician and team performance and lead to improved patient outcomes. 

Special Activities

CyBHOR's projects primarily involve the areas below:


Minimally Invasive Procedures

  • Laparoscopy
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Endoscopy


Unobtrusive and Passive Operating Room Technologies

  • Non-invasive Tracking
  • Logistics
  • Optimization
  • Safety



  • Acquisition
  • Reconstruction and Analysis
  • Procedural Guidance


Cell Directed Therapies and Genetics Modification

  • Stem Cell Implantation
  • Delivery Vehicles


Translational Tools for Pre-clinical Development

  • High-throughput Analyses
  • Multi-scale Modeling
  • Systems Biology


Houston Methodist Research Institute

6565 Fannin

Houston, Texas, 77030

United States

University of Florida

University of Florida
Department of Surgery

Gainesville, Florida, 32610

United States