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Michel Hess, MSc

Michel Hess, MSc

Head of Hardware Development

Michel leads VirtaMed's Hardware Development team, who are specialized in adapting original medical devices and designing corresponding anatomically correct rubber models and other advanced haptic interfaces. Together they combine expertise from biomechanical and electrical engineering, working closely with VirtaMed's computer scientists and software developers to constantly push technical boundaries and innovate for the next generation of medical education simulators.

A Swiss native, Michel completed his Masters of Microtechnology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Prior to VirtaMed he worked as an engineer, developing and implementing solutions for brands such as Miele and Nestlé. When not in the office, Michel can often be found bungee surfing on Zurich's Limmat river.