AI-Assisted Surgery

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

  • Precise 3D navigation without trackers or reference bodies
    Our technology is a hassle-free solution aimed at precisely navigating, based on 2D X-rays, either a human or robotic surgeon in minimally invasive musculoskeletal surgery (ranging from trauma procedures to orthopaedics and spinal fusion): No trackers or reference bodies required.
  • 3D registration in the flash of an eye
    For each single 2D X-ray acquired, a 3D registration of anatomy, tools, and implants is computed in the flash of an eye (< 2 seconds). Such an instant registration is unrivaled in speed and simplicity and can thus be repeated whenever needed.
  • We can see where others are blind
    By evaluating intra-operative X-rays rather than externally fixated trackers, we can see where others are blind. This makes navigation trustworthy.


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.

    Note: This website describes technology that has not yet received approval as a medical device. Our technology is not yet available for sale.
12 granted patents
22 submitted patent families
25+ team members
ISO 13485 certified quality management system


  • 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 20 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 40 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.
  • "I had the pleasure of performing a complete IM nailing procedure in a wetlab with metamorphosis's navigation technology. This technology is jaw-dropping, with unprecedented simplicity."

    Dr. Mike Gardner
    Stanford Univ. Hospital
  • "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


  • 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.
  • PROF. TIMOTHY WITHAM, M.D. Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery & Director, The Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Spinal Fusion laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Dr. Witham specializes in spinal deformity and degenerative diseases of the spine. He has been a leader in the field of Augmented Reality guided spinal surgery. He has published over 250 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, has lectured nationally and internationally, has authored multiple book chapters and sits on the editorial review boards for several journals.

Join our team

Revolutionize orthopaedic surgery together with us!

  • Are you looking for an exciting challenge in an environment that values creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking? Do you want to be at the forefront of artificial intelligence and computer-assisted surgery? Do you want a truly meaningful job and not just programming the latest app?

    Then metamorphosis is the right place for you!

    We develop revolutionary AI-supported technologies for navigation and robotics in minimally invasive orthopaedic and spinal procedures. Our technology is faster, more reliable and safer than anything else on the market.
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