Artificial Intelligence Assisted Surgery

We develop revolutionary AI-based technologies aimed at making orthopaedic surgeries safer for patients and surgeons alike.

  • addressing current clinical needs
    Our technology addresses current needs in orthopaedic surgery, such as spine fusion and all aspects of intramedullary nailing procedures, starting from entry point determination to freehand distal locking.
  • with unrivaled simplicity
    Our solutions allow for unrivaled simplicity in all aspects: components, setup, and use in the OR.
  • based on cutting edge technology
    Our approach is a cutting-edge fusion of state-of-the-art deep learning techniques with model-based statistical methods, powered by the latest advances in non-convex optimization.


We challenge perceived wisdom in computer assisted surgery

  • Computer assisted surgery (CAS) systems always involve additional hardware and procedural steps, in many cases pre-OP imaging. CAS systems prolong surgical procedures. Hence, CAS systems are just not suitable for trauma surgery, where simplicity and speed are of the essence. Everybody knows that.

    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.

    Times are changing.

    While our system for freehand distal locking has a CE marking, our technology is not yet available for general sale.
10 submitted patent applications
16 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 experience in data science, statistical signal processing, and machine learning, which has led to more than 110 peer-reviewed research papers. 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. 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 trauma 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 should have a completed degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or comparable. You should have project experience in software development with Python, including object-oriented programming and multiprocessing, and be familiar with technologies such as Git, pytest, and shell.

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

    For the software development team, experience with Cython or C++ and a web-based GUI framework (such as Angular) is advantageous. Experience with augmented or mixed reality systems is also helpful.

    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