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  • Fraunhofer IBMT at MEDICA 2018: Treating amblyopia in children / 2018

    Interactive shutter eyeglasses to replace eyepatch therapy

    Press Release / 7.11.2018

    The standard treatment for so-called lazy eye (amblyopia) in children is to cover the nonimpaired eye with a patch. This trains the impaired eye to work harder. Such therapy is successful only when the patient wears the eyepatch for the prescribed period of time. This is often not the case, however, as many children feel self-conscious about wearing the patch and reject this form of treatment. A future alternative is electronic shutter eyeglasses that automatically darken the lens in front of the nonimpaired eye when the context is appropriate. These eyeglasses also have integrated sensors that provide young wearers with feedback on whether they are being worn in the correct position. Fraunhofer researchers will be exhibiting a functional model of the electronic shutter eyeglasses at the MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 12 to 15 (Hall 10, Booth G05/H04).

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  • Fraunhofer IBMT at MEDICA 2018 / 2018

    Treating the fear of spiders with augmented reality

    Press Release / 7.11.2018

    Arachnophobia is the technical term for the fear of spiders. Approximately 3.5 to 6.1 percent of the population suffer from this phobia. Exposure therapy is the most common form of treatment. However, 60 to 80 percent of arachnophobes do not receive any therapy because of a lack of services. Others simply cannot bear the terror of facing up to real spiders. Together with partners, Fraunhofer researchers are developing a digital therapy system that is designed to facilitate treatment in the home environment and give sufferers a better sense of security. A demonstrator of the system will be exhibited at the MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 12 to 15 (Hall 10, Booth G05/H04).

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  • Fraunhofer IBMT is exhibiting on the world’s forum for process industry ACHEMA 2018 from June 11th-15th, 2018 in Frankfurt: Touchless, contamination-free level and flow measurement | High-power ultrasound | Low-cost fibre probe for analytics in unfavourable environment | LabBag® - Low-cost-3D-cell culture | „Stabil-Ice“ – biotech disposable for cells – ready-to-use out of the cold.

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  • Cost-effective roll-to-roll production / 2018

    Easy printing of biosensors made of graphene

    Press Release / 1.3.2018

    © Fraunhofer IBMT.

    Cell-based biosensors can simulate the effect of various substances, such as drugs, on the human body in the laboratory. Depending on the measuring principle, though, producing them can be expensive. As a result, they are often not used. Cost factors for sensors that perform measurements electrically are the expensive electrode material and complex production. Fraunhofer scientists are now producing biosensors with graphene electrodes cheaply and simply in roll-to-roll printing. A system prototype for mass production already exists.

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