• Press release / Thursday, 19. November 2020 - 10:15

    IoT-based assistant systems to help the elderly

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    The “Internet of things” enables the elderly to live in their own homes for as long as possible.

    The “Internet of things”, typically known for its use in manufacturing and logistics, can utilize its strengths in this domain as well by assisting the elderly and allowing them to live in their own homes for as long as possible. How well it works has been demonstrated by the EU project “ACTIVAGE”, in which Fraunhofer IGD was involved.

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    The interdisciplinary Fraunhofer research team "Smart Ocean Technologies" in Rostock is working on underwater vehicles to analyze microplastics in the oceans.

    A new Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft research group at the Baltic Sea is developing underwater applications for more sustainable use of the ocean by humans. In their first project, researchers are exploring the issue of microplastics in the ocean.

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  • Press release / Thursday, 15. October 2020 - 9:00

    Smart pulmonary ultrasound for COVID-19

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    Automated analysis of point-of-care ultrasound images assists in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

    POCUS4Covid19 is a new type of software designed to make it easier for doctors to monitor a course of COVID-19 in a patient. To do this, the software automatically analyzes predefined indicators in ultrasound images of the lungs, making an evaluation easier.

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  • Press release / Thursday, 24. September 2020 - 9:45

    Graded components: interactive and immediate definition

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    In GraMMaCAD, CAD models can be enhanced with functionally graded material transitions (e.g., from firm to flexible): The support foot from a multi-material 3D printer dampens components to which it is attached and cushions them.

    Functionally graded materials allow components to be optimized to meet requirements. This is why researchers at Fraunhofer IGD are using the application GraMMaCAD to elegantly and intuitively define material distributions in CAD models. Together with multi-material 3D printing, there now exist new possibilities for meeting more complex component requirements.

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    What requirements does the electric motor need to meet? Are there parameters that can be neglected to save on cost? An uncluttered visualization helps designers, engineers and customers communicate with each other.

    Decisions are rarely made easily, especially when criteria are in conflict -- the visualization of alternatives helps. A tool by Fraunhofer IGD is making it easier for engineers to find the optimal design of a commissioned product, and allows for transparent, straightforward cost-benefit comparisons that reduce decision-making time.

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  • Press release / Tuesday, 25. August 2020 - 9:00

    Fiber-optic network expansion for the future

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    How Fibre3D makes fiber optics planning easier: The exact location of fiber-optic distribution boxes can be determined and sized in 3D, then attached to the permit application as a composite image.

    Fraunhofer IGD has developed software that further automates the planning process and makes it possible for Telekom workers to submit proposals to local governments without time-consuming site inspections. The software Fibre3D has just passed its first practical test.

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  • Press release / Thursday, 2. July 2020 - 9:30

    New professor of maritime graphics

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    Uwe von Lukas

    Uwe Freiherr von Lukas is the new professor of maritime graphics in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Rostock. The president of the university, Prof. Wolfgang Schareck, awarded the head of Fraunhofer IGD’s Rostock location the title of “Universitätsprofessor”, Germany’s highest academic title, effective July 1, 2020.

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  • Press release / Tuesday, 23. June 2020 - 9:30

    Smart living: networked sensors

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    uCORE by Fraunhofer IGD links together devices and sensors from different manufacturers.

    Fraunhofer IGD has developed software that networks various sensors together to detect domestic situations and perform actions, primarily helping older generations in everyday life. Connecting these sensors to an alarm system eases the burden on nursing staff, helps family members and optimizes medical care.

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  • Press release / Wednesday, 17. June 2020 - 12:15

    Keeping track in hospitals with digital tools

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    eeping track in hospitals: all health and administrative data at a glance in Health@Hand by Fraunhofer IGD.

    As part of the BDI Web-Summit for the Digital Day 2020 on the topic "COVID-19: Ejection seat into the digital future?" Fraunhofer IGD presents a compact information center for use in hospitals or nursing facilities. Health@Hand is a visual control center for visualizing health and administrative data on a virtual representation of an actual ward or hospital and clearly displaying all relevant data for staff.

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