Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Intelligent implant to control handprostheses.
© Fraunhofer IBMT (Photo: Bernd Müller)
Neuromonitoring utilizes electrical activity of neuronal and myogenic structures for diagnosis and the control of initiated therapeutic measures. The methods include electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG) and evoked potentials (EP).
The focus of the Neuromonitoring group is on the equipment technology and methodology required for aquisition, conditioning and transmission of bioelectric potentials. This includes also vital parameters that can be influenced by neuronal structures (e.g. temperature, blood pressure, respiration, eye movements, skin conductance etc.). Research is done in the fields of sensor technology, signal processing, data transmission and signal analysis. Another approach is the integration if suitable stimulators for closed-loop systems. This enables the development of networks of different self-sustaining distributed actuators and sensors.