This project has been funded by NEOTEC grant from the Centre for the Development of Technology and Innovation (CDTI) of the Ministry for Science and Innovation of the Government of Spain

Ultrasound-guided procedure training system

Diagnostic ultrasound is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to generate images of internal anatomical structures. Ultrasound images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

Real-time ultrasound guidance has become the standard of practice in a variety of needle insertion procedures including central venous catheterization, peripheral nerve blocks, and biopsies. Ultrasound guidance is useful for real-time visualization of the target and surrounding structures. However, lack of training may prevent clinicians from using ultrasound imaging to its potential.

Ebatinca S.L. is currently developing a low-cost training platform for ultrasound imaging and ultrasound-guided procedures in low- and middle-income countries. We are developing a customized software application to assess the performance of users during ultrasound image acquisition and ultrasound-guided procedures.

Collaborative Virtual Reality

EBATINCA S.L. in the framework of the INVEST IN SPAIN program, has been supported by ICEX and co-financed by the European FEDER fund.

Project for the development of a collaborative virtual reality system forProject for the development of a collaborative virtual reality system for medical applications (RVColMed), to allow two different users to share and interact in real time within the same virtual scene with medical imaging data.

Three videos illustrating how the collaborative virtual reality system works:

Training US-guided lumbar puncture using collaborative virtual reality
Collaborative virtual reality to plan open cranial vault remodeling
Brain tumor biopsy planning using collaborative virtual reality


Scoliosis assessment based on non-invasive ultrasound imaging

Lower back pain is a serious problem world-wide, which is mostly caused by misalignment of the spine. The current standard of care for diagnosing misalignments involves harmful radiation and depends on access to limited facilities. By using ultrasound a harmless and flexible solution can be given to this problem. The SpineUs application provides an integrated AI-assisted solution for fast and reliable ultrasound-based evaluation of spine alignment. Ebatinca S.L. has been participating in the R&D of the platform since 2020.


3D image-based computational modeling of pediatric hearts and valves to inform surgical and interventional planning

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in both children and adults. Patient-specific cardiovascular medicine and intervention is increasingly dependent on multimodal 3D imaging, including 3D ultrasound, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and CT. Applications for visualizing, interacting with, and applying computational algorithms to such images have primarily been commercially developed systems aimed at specific high-volume applications in adult cardiovascular medicine. However, these commercial tools do not allow for the treatment of children. This project aims to create a software framework and, within it, specific applications to support the pediatric population. The tools created range from virtual reality exploration of heart structure and surgical repair planning to robotic simulation and related mechanical simulations.


Computer-assisted treatment of clubfoot

Clubfoot is a congenital deformity of the foot which affects 1 out of every 1000 babies. The most common treatment for clubfoot is correction using the Ponseti method which uses successive casts to bring the foot to its correct position. 

Ebatinca S.L. have developed a software platform called BabySteps to enable an accurate analysis of the deformity of the foot and assist clinicians during treatment by providing objective metrics. This work has been done in collaboration with Children’s National Hospital (Washington, D.C., United States).

Capture, processing and automated analysis of images

Focused in the development of new visualization applications for tridimensional data; be geographical or medical data. This project studies the possibilities of 3D data visualization in Virtual or Augmented reailty supports, Holographic or Touch screens and in the development of different interactive controls.