Press Releases

Press release / May 04, 2023

Fraunhofer IGD presents VR training environment with coaching function and stress measurement

At this year’s Learntec, Fraunhofer IGD will be demonstrating its VR training environment, Machine@Hand. This integrated authoring tool enables instructors to readily create individual training sequences without the need for programming knowledge. During the training session, the instructor can monitor the trainee’s vital data in real time to gauge stress levels and to adapt the training to the individual learner.

Press release / April 05, 2023

Fraunhofer to showcase digital healthcare of tomorrow

Improved patient care, speedier diagnoses and savings in care costs – the digital transformation of the healthcare industry promises solutions to the urgent problems of our time. Increasingly, systems based on artificial intelligence (AI) are being employed. But how can these be used effectively while maintaining compliance with data protection laws? Experts from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will be providing insights into their current work at DMEA 2023 in Berlin and answering questions about tomorrow’s health IT at booth D107 in Hall 2.2.

Press release / March 28, 2023

Cybersecurity in medicine

Digitalization in healthcare offers great scope for even better patient care. With the push by the German Federal Ministry of Health to make electronic patient records (ePA) mandatory for everyone from the end of 2024, the debate surrounding the security of sensitive health data is gaining new momentum. Many patients are concerned that their data could fall into the wrong hands. As a participant in the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE, the contribution being made by Fraunhofer IGD to the adoption of digitalization in the healthcare sector lies in the improvement of safeguards for data use. The Fraunhofer IGD team will be providing insights into the current state of research at the DMEA exhibition in Berlin during the week of 25th - 27th April.

Press release / March 23, 2023

Guided through the assembly process as if by magic

Industrial assembly lines vary considerably. Some operate with frequent changes of product setup, while others are characterized by complex processes and the need for intense coordination between frontline workers and backroom experts. Fraunhofer IGD has combined augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) to help users meet the challenges of modern production. The solution consists of an AR-supported assembly workstation that guides employees through the assembly sequence while simultaneously facilitating quality control of components as well as remote support. In this way, manufacturers can reduce error rates and eliminate cost-intensive downtimes. The Fraunhofer team will be presenting the software at the CONTROL trade fair and at HANNOVER MESSE.

Press release / March 16, 2023

Using AI to reconstitute the colors of antique artworks

Reconstructing the coloration of historical art and making it visually perceivable: The EU-funded PERCEIVE research project has been set up to develop a new method for appreciating, exhibiting and researching centuries-old works of art. Acting in the capacity of scientific-technical coordinator, Fraunhofer IGD is providing support to the project with the development of an artificial intelligence (AI) software package, which traces the changes that have taken place in coloration over the centuries and produces a model for the future. The research project was officially launched at a two-day event hosted by the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, with all the project partners coming together for coordination of their input. Within the next three years, various tools and related AI services should become available for museum curators and art historians to use in their everyday work.

Press release / March 07, 2023

Risk evaluation: Fraunhofer software takes FMEA to the next level

Autonomous vehicles in intralogistics and machine tools in industrial production are notorious for their susceptibility to faults and to failures of individual devices and components. It is therefore all the more important for manufacturers that they should be able to estimate the probability of such faults occurring in order to optimize the design of technical systems with regard to operational and process reliability. In proSVIFT, the research team at Fraunhofer IGD has developed a new tool based on probabilistic Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) that can be operated intuitively. It enables users to reduce production downtime, to mitigate critical effects and to avoid resulting costs.

January 17, 2023

Fraunhofer IGD and Rostock Fracht- und Fischereihafen GmbH develop acoustic warning system for loading operations

Fraunhofer IGD has developed a system for enhanced safety during loading operations in industrial ports. A warning signal informs the port authority in real time if elements of the cargo fall into the water during loading and thus pose a potential risk to other users of the shipping channel.

Press release / November 24, 2022

New software from Fraunhofer IGD accelerates and enhances sorting processes

The solution is right there in front of your eyes! ARRANGE software in combination with augmented reality (AR) glasses provides digital support for sorting processes. Employees on the production line see components that belong together overlaid in color directly in their field of vision. The innovative solution from Fraunhofer IGD is helping users in the automotive sector to reduce costs by accelerating processes and minimizing error rates.

November 17, 2022

Fraunhofer IGD incorporates “UXO Garden” into Digital Ocean Lab

Clearing the seabed of unexploded ordnance has become a political imperative. The focus is on the development of efficient systems for the detection of ammunition and explosives dumped in the oceans.

November 10, 2022

Cases no longer slip through the net: New app by Fraunhofer IGD detects heart disease earlier

The 24-hour ECG as a standard method of diagnosing heart disease can miss any irregularities that occur with lesser frequency. For sufferers, this often results in a lengthy odyssey until they finally obtain a proper diagnosis and are put on a suitable course of treatment. A team of researchers at Fraunhofer IGD in Rostock is seeking to plug this gap in diagnostics. The Guardio® health app enables users to perform multichannel ECGs without electrodes being attached to their skin and to detect heart disease much earlier than with conventional methods.