Ole Jakob Elle is associate professor at the Department of Informatics, UiO and Head of Medical Cybernetics and Image processing at The Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital. The Section for Technology Research at The Intervention Centre aims to develop cutting-edge technological solutions supporting the whole chain from patient diagnostic to treatment. Ole Jakob Elle has his master from Department of Production and Quality Engineering at NTNU and defended his PhD in Medical Robotics in 2004. He has been working as a product developer at Luxo AS working with Computer Aided Design of mechanical parts and assemblies and prototyping these using 3D printing technologies.
From 1998 he has been working at The Intervention Centre, where his major scientific contributions in the medical domain include developments in Image guided surgery, Image navigation, Sensor control and haptic feedback in Robotic surgery and Biosensor development and monitoring. Elle has established a broad international network within image guided surgery, both academic and industrial through participation from The Intervention Centre, OUH as a partner in four EU-funded projects (ARISER-Augmented Reality in Surgery, SCath-Smart Catheterization, IIIOS-Integrated Intraoperative Imaging Operating System, I-SUR – Intelligent Surgical Robotics). In May 2016 Elle and collaborators were granted approx. 40 millions NOK for the EU project HiPerNav “High Performance Soft-tissue Navigation”. This project was submitted within the EU call for Marie Sklodowska-curie actions – Innovative Training Networks (ITN). The project will be coordinated by Ole Jacob Elle.