Press Releases

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.

Press release / September 08, 2022

Fraunhofer IGD uses augmented reality to visualize Corvey monastery in its original state

The history of the monastery at Corvey can be traced back over a period of 1,200 years, and the old walls of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are still a hive of activity today. Fraunhofer IGD has developed an AR (augmented reality) app to show what it looked like when originally constructed.

Press release / July 28, 2022

Fraunhofer IGD develops new process for the avoidance of stair-step artifacts

Scientists at Fraunhofer IGD have devised a purely geometric and algorithmic method for the elimination of stair-step artifacts in multi-material 3D printing. To avoid quantization errors, the surface of the object is modulated with a high-frequency signal. This results in geometrically accurate and color-true surfaces.

Press release / April 26, 2022

Fraunhofer IGD develops AI-based component inspection for faster changeover times

MARQUIS software from Fraunhofer IGD facilitates the mobile inspection of components in real time. Customers in the automotive sector benefit from shorter changeover times, from user-friendly operation and from lower costs as a result of less downtime on production lines.

Press release / April 07, 2022

Characterizing lymph nodes by means of ultrasound and reliably diagnosing malignant growths

Researchers at Fraunhofer IGD have developed software that will enhance the quality of information yielded by ultrasound examinations of the neck and head area.

Press release / March 24, 2022

Health advice from your work computer

At DMEA, Fraunhofer IGD will be showcasing a software package that serves as a personal health assistant to office staff who spend their working day sitting at a computer. The only extra feature required is a standard webcam.

Press release / February 24, 2022

Marispace-X: Launch of the largest European project for the digitization of maritime data

The stabilization of maritime climate, the servicing of offshore wind farms and the mapping of munitions dumps in the North and Baltic Seas all require one thing above all, namely comprehensive and publicly available data.