AI-Assisted Surgery

We develop revolutionary AI technologies for navigation and robotics in orthopaedic and spinal surgery

  • addressing current clinical needs
    Our technology addresses current needs in musculoskeletal surgery, ranging from trauma procedures (e.g., all types of intramedullary nailing) to hip replacement and spinal fusion.
  • with unrivaled simplicity
    We provide solutions that allow for unrivaled simplicity in all aspects: components, setup, and use in the OR.
  • for surgeons and robots
    Our technology can be used stand-alone supporting a human surgeon, or it may navigate a robot. Our patented IDD technology allows instant 3D registration, laying the foundation for truly autonomous robotic surgery.


We challenge perceived wisdoms in computer-assisted and robotic surgery

  • Computer assisted surgery (CAS) systems always involve additional apparatuses and procedural steps. CAS systems prolong surgical procedures. Everybody knows that.

    In spinal surgery, robots are just glorified sleeve holders. They cannot be trusted to autonomously operate on patients. You'd be crazy to suggest otherwise.

    Really? We beg to differ.

    In collaboration with selected leading surgeons and hospitals, we are showing the world what Artificial Intelligence Assisted Surgery is capable of.

    Witness the metamorphosis.

    While our system for freehand distal locking has a CE marking, our technology is not yet available for general sale.
12 submitted patent families
18 team members
100+ combined years of relevant professional experience
10,000+ surgeries & labs participated in by team members


  • Prof. Peter Schreier, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer
    Peter holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. He has more than 20 years of research and leadership experience in various roles in academia and industry on four continents. Peter has a concurrent appointment as Professor of Electrical Engineering and IT at Paderborn University.
  • Dipl.-Ing. Arno Blau Chief Technology Officer
    Arno is a graduate in electrical engineering from Technical University of Munich, Germany. He has more than 15 years of R&D and management experience developing Computer-Assisted-Surgery systems, including at industry leaders Brainlab and Stryker. Arno is an inventor of more than 30 pending patent applications and granted patents.
  • Dr. med. Jürgen Schmidt Chief Medical Officer
    Jürgen completed his medical education at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He has extensive experience as a senior trauma surgeon, emergency physician, and team leader at Augsburg University Hospital, one of the largest Level I trauma centers in Germany. Jürgen has always had a passion for innovation in the OR.
  • "Already in the first surgery, it worked perfectly -- without much training. Hole in one!"

    Dr. Sandro-Michael Heining
    University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
  • "So many advantages with such little effort, and amazingly simple to use."

    Dr. Kim Rau
    University Hospital Augsburg, Germany
  • "I was always skeptical of computer assistance in trauma surgery. But this is a real game changer."

    Dr. Lutz Mahlke
    St. Vincenz Hospital, Germany


More members will be announced soon.

  • Prof. Michael Gardner, M.D. Professor & Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Stanford University Hospital, USA
    Dr. Gardner specializes in orthopaedic trauma surgery, and treating all aspects of fractures of the upper extremity (except the hand), lower extremity, and pelvis, as well as nonunions and malunions. He has published over 180 scientific articles and 38 book chapters, and edited 5 textbooks on mastering advanced surgical techniques in fracture surgery.
  • Dr. med. Lutz Mahlke Chief of Orthopaedics, Trauma, and Sport Traumatology at St. Vincenz Hospital, Paderborn, Germany
    Dr. Mahlke specializes in pelvis and hip surgery, with many years of experience in navigation, 3D imaging, and hybrid surgery. He has been Chief of Orthopaedics, Trauma, and Sport Traumatology at St. Vincenz Hospital, Paderborn, since 2009. Since 2018 he has served on the Advisory Board of AO Trauma Germany.
  • Prof. Cyril Mauffrey, M.D. Chief, Dept. of Orthopedics, Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy at Denver Health Medical Center and Professor of Orthopedics at the Colorado University School of Medicine
    Dr. Mauffrey is Editor-in-Chief for the European Journal of Orthopedics and serves on several other editorial boards. He travels nationally and internationally to give talks on orthopaedic trauma, particularly on pelvic and acetabular fractures. With over 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and textbooks on orthopaedic trauma, his research focuses on the treatment and outcomes following complex pelvic and acetabular fractures.
  • Prof. Sean E. Nork, M.D. Professor & Trauma Section Chief, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Clinic at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, USA
    Dr. Nork's clinical interests include orthopaedic traumatology, non-union fractures, periarticular fractures and pilon fractures. He is the Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington where he has worked for over 20 years. Dr. Nork has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles and presented at numerous medical meetings.

Join our team

Revolutionize orthopaedic surgery together with us!

  • Do you enjoy working for a dynamic startup in an environment that values creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking? We are looking for future team members to expand both our machine learning/algorithms and our software development teams.

    Candidates for full-time positions should have a completed degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or comparable. We are also interested in part-time student trainees ("Werkstudenten m/w/d") who are currently enrolled in such degree programs. In collaboration with Paderborn University, we also offer topics for Master's and Bachelor's theses.

    You should have project experience in software development with Python, including object-oriented programming. Desirable is a background in technologies such as Git, pytest, CI, and/or test servers. Medical expertise is not expected.

    For the ML/algorithms team, we are looking for team members with proficiency in machine learning (in particular, deep learning) and/or image processing, ideally complemented by expertise in mathematical optimization.

    For the software development team, experience with Cython or CUDA C++ and a web-based GUI framework (such as Angular) is advantageous (but not required). We are also looking for future team members with a background in IT security, software architecture, or software packaging.

    If that sounds like you and you’d like to apply or just find out more, please contact us at
    We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace diversity in all of its forms. We are looking forward to hearing from you!



metamorphosis GmbH
Unicampus Paderborn (EIM-E)
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn, Germany



+49 5251 2971680