David Black is a researcher in Department 1 of the University of Bremen and a member of the Medical Image Computing group and the interdepartmental Creative Unit: Intra-Operative Information. He is also a researcher at Fraunhofer MEVIS and currently a doctoral candidate at Jacobs University.
His main research field is auditory display for medical applications: how to harness sound feedback for use in navigated medicine. This includes guiding navigated interventions with sound (think: car parking assistance systems for surgeons…) as well as auditory support in other fields, such as gesture interaction, virtual reality, and probe sonification of important structures.
In addition, he has worked in usability and user experience design for medical applications. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Music with a degree in Electroacoustic media, completed a graduate year in The Hague at the Institute of Sonology, and received his Masters Degree in Digital Media from the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen.
Current Projects and Publications
See ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Black11
Auditory Display for Supporting Image-Guided Medical Instrument Navigation in Tunnel-like Scenarios. David Black, Tim Ziemer, Christian Rieder, Horst Hahn, Ron Kikinis. Image-Guided Interventions (IGIC) November 2017, Magdeburg, Germany.
Auditory Display as Feedback for a Novel Eye-Tracking System for Sterile Operating Room Interaction. David Black, Michael Unger, Nele Fischer, Ron Kikinis, Horst Hahn, Thomas Neumuth, Bernhard Glaser. In International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (accepted October 2017)
Guiding Clinicians with Sound: Investigating Auditory Display in the Operating Room. David Black, Joe Plazak. ISCAS CUTTING EDGE Issue 07, September 2017
Auditory Display for Fluorescence-guided Brain Tumor Surgery. David Black, Horst Hahn, Ron Kikinis, Karin Wårdell, Neda Haj-Hosseini. (2017) In International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (accepted September 2017)
Auditory Display for Improving Free-hand Gesture Interaction. David Black, Bastian Ganze, Julian Hettig, Christian Hansen. Mensch und Computer 2017, Regensburg, Germany.
Auditory display for ultrasound scan completion. David Black, Jennifer Nitsch, Horst Hahn, Ron Kikinis. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Biomedizinische Tecnik (Biomedical Engineering), Dresden, September 2017.
Psychoacoustic sonification for tracked medical instrument guidance. Tim Ziemer, David Black. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141(4) June 2017
A Survey of Auditory Display in Image-Guided Interventions. David Black, Christian Hansen, Arya Nabavi, Ron Kikinis, Horst Hahn. In International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (accepted February 2017)
Psychoacoustically motivated sonification for surgeons. Tim Ziemer, David Black. Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, June 2017
Comparison of Auditory Display Methods for Elevation Change in Three-Dimensional Tracked Surgical Tool. David Black, Rocío Lopez-Velasco, Horst Hahn, Javier Pascau, Ron Kikinis. Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, June 2017
Mixed Reality Navigation for Laparoscopic Surgery. Brian Xavier, Franklin King, Ahmed Hosny, David Black, Steve Pieper, Jagadeesan Jayender. In Proc. 9th National Image-Guided Therapy Workshop, March 2017
Instrument-Mounted Displays for Reducing Cognitive Load During Surgical Navigation. Marc Herrlich, Parnian Tavakol, David Black, Dirk Wenig, Christian Rieder, Rainer Malaka, Ron Kikinis. In International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (accepted February 2017)
Auditory Feedback to Support Image-Guided Medical Needle Placement. David Black, Julian Hettig, Maria Luz, Christian Hansen, Ron Kikinis, Horst Hahn. In International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (accepted February 2017)
Towards Uncertainty-Aware Auditory Display for Surgical Navigation. David Black, Bojan Kocev, Hans Meine, Arya Nabavi, Ron Kikinis. Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CURAC) June 2016
Tool-mounted Ring Displays for Intraoperative Navigation. Marc Herrlich, Jöran Benker, David Black, Frank Dylla, Rainer Malaka. CURAC September 2015.
A Strategy to Improve Information Display in Navigated Surgery. Frank Dylla, David Black, Thomas Barkowsky. CURAC September 2015.