• News / Thursday, 17. September 2020 - 16:00

    Do biometric systems still work despite wearing masks?

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    How exactly do biometric systems still recognize the user when they wear a mask?

    The recent COVID-19 pandemic have increased the value of hygienic and contactless identity verification. However, the pandemic led to the wide use of face masks, essential to keep the pandemic under control. The effect of wearing a mask on face recognition in a collaborative environment is currently sensitive yet understudied issue.

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  • News / Friday, 5. June 2020 - 9:45

    Passport photos in Germany only digital

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    The German government has passed a draft law to the effect that passport photos will in future only be accepted digitally in order to increase security against forgery. In concrete terms, this is all about morphing: several faces are merged into one.

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  • News / Friday, 29. May 2020 - 12:00

    Personalized treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

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    It is difficult to immediately identify the best medication. In the future, it is hoped a software tool will be able to automatically compare disease progression for large groups of patients, giving medical professionals actionable information for personalized, targeted treatment. 

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  • News / Friday, 17. April 2020 - 17:30

    COVID-19: R&D at Fraunhofer IGD

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    For many years now, Fraunhofer IGD has developed software solutions that help health professionals and others in the healthcare sector. These include data analysis tools for population studies as well as for forming and comparing patient cohorts. The institute also focuses on the analysis of medical imaging data for extracting biomarkers. Lastly, the visual presentation of data and analytical results also play an important role in our work.

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    The area all around the onshore control center for this new underwater testing ground will become the “Ocean Technology Campus”, located at the Rostock Freight and Fishing Port and offering a productive environment where high-tech maritime solutions can be developed and tested

    Things are happening at Rostock’s fishing port: Standard Aggregatebau Evers GmbH & Co. KG (SAB) in Bramow has constructed a new office building at the edge of the wharf and have just started work on a new, approx. 4,100 m² multipurpose building. What’s special about this new building is that SAB isn’t building it just for its own purposes, it’s also taking the first players of the Ocean Technology Campus (OTC) under its wing.

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  • News / Tuesday, 11. February 2020 - 10:15

    Ambient intelligence - practical research at Fraunhofer IGD

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    Conducting applied research while also going to school: The Interactive Graphics Systems Group at TU Darmstadt makes it possible. The lecture “Ambient Intelligence” is held in close cooperation with Fraunhofer IGD.

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  • News / Friday, 6. December 2019 - 14:30

    Computer Graphics Night 2019 – award winners

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    In addition to the award ceremony, the guests were also offered exhibits on the subject of Visual Computing.

    Like every year, Fraunhofer IGD was looking for the brightest heads of visual computing at the Computer Graphics Night. The jury, consisting of scientists from Fraunhofer IGD and chairs associated with the institute, had no easy task this year either. Now, however, the winners have been chosen. Once again, we would like to congratulate and thank the numerous guests who contributed to a wonderful winter evening in the 21st edition.

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  • News / Tuesday, 1. October 2019 - 14:30

    Applied cybersecurity at it-sa 2019

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    Europe’s largest IT security convention is just one week away. As part of the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity in Darmstadt, Fraunhofer IGD will naturally be in attendance, with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörn Kohlhammer, head of the Information Visualization and Visual Analytics Competence Center, among our representatives. Prof. Kohlhammer and his team develop solutions, strategies and technology for visualizing crucial data for cybersecurity. Their focus is on the following areas:

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