Press Releases

  • BMBF joint project Ophthalmo-AI started / 2021

    Intelligent, cooperative support for diagnosis and therapy in ophthalmology

    Press Release / May 04, 2021

    © Heidelberg Engineering GmbH.

    Today’s imaging technologies in ophthalmology are so advanced that retinal and vascular structures in the eye can be resolved with unprecedented precision in two, three and even four dimensions. However, interpreting the image material and deriving a therapy decision taking into account the patient's history is a complex task that requires a lot of experience. Treatment errors may have severe consequences for patients. The recently launched joint project »Ophthalmo-AI«, coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, aims to create an intelligent and interactive assistance system that supports ophthalmologists with methods of explainable artificial intelligence to provide comprehensible diagnoses and treatment suggestions.

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  • Fraunhofer IBMT collaborates in EC project for water saving solution for textile industry / 2021

    Waste2Fresh - Smart innovative system for recycling wastewater and creating closed loops in textile manufacturing industrial processes

    Press Release / April 14, 2021

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, with it´s long-term expertise in nanotoxicity and nanosafety testing, contributes to a new EC project for water saving solutions for textile industry. This industry uses a vast amount of water for different steps in the textile dyeing process. It also produces a lot of wastewater, which contains a range of chemicals and dyes.

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  • Fraunhofer IBMT expertise in the EU joint project EXTEND / 2021

    EXTEND - Overcoming neuromuscular deficits through innovative interface technologies

    Press Release / March 03, 2021

    Fraunhofer IBMT bidirectional microelectrodes help to reduce pathological tremor. The partners in the EU-funded project "EXTEND" are developing tools to create a minimally invasive neural interface platform to provide real-time bidirectional connectivity between a dense network of implanted wireless micro-stimulators and -sensors. These so-called Bidirectional Hyper-connected Neural Systems (BHNS) stimulate and record neuromuscular activity in a distributed and synchronized manner. Now the EXTEND researchers have shown that the BHNS approach can reduce essential tremor.

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  • © Fraunhofer IBMT, Bernd Müller.

    The medical technology industry is facing major challenges due to digitalization, new manufacturing technologies and changes in the regulatory frame-work. In order to strengthen the innovative power of the SME-driven German medical technology industry, the BMBF joint project "EUREKA-AMeLie: New Advanced Systems Engineering Methods for Development Processes Using Product Examples from Medical Technology and Lifesciences", launched in October 2020, aims to create new opportunities for a structure for networked product development. Classical approaches and methods of systems engineer-ing along the V-model will be tested for their applicability with regard to new challenges and are interpreted and redeveloped in a contemporary way, taking into account work-science aspects.

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