During minimally invasive procedures, the surgeons‘ haptic information is reduced by 30 to 100 % compared to open surgery. This can limit identification of anatomic structures, cause longer procedure times and increases the patients’ risk of injury. Moreover, many minimal invasive procedures, like surgical access, are entirely blind, i.e., without imaging support – causing discomfort and stress for the surgeon. Adverse events such as the injury of organs or vessels can lead to life-threatening complications or the conversion to open surgery. Besides an increased clinical trauma and prolonged recovery time for the patient, this leads to preventable costs for the healthcare system.