• Press release / Thursday, 10. December 2020 - 9:30

    Fraunhofer IGD spin-off Threedy secures seed funding

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    instant3Dhub is easily connected to existing PLM systems and leverages 3D data of any size and any format on any device within any applications.

    Threedy is a spin-off from Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. It has now raised early-stage venture capital to commercialize its instant3Dhub platform. This platform primarily supports visualization, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications, and will initially serve companies in the automotive, aerospace and energy industries, as well as users of building information modeling (BIM) solutions.

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  • News / Thursday, 3. December 2020 - 19:00

    Computer Graphics Night 2020 – Award winners

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    The Computer Graphics Night took place completely digital in 2020.

    As every year, the Computer Graphics Night was looking for the brightest minds in visual computing - but this year in an unusual form: The event had to take place completely virtually. The award ceremony took place nevertheless and the jury, consisting of scientists of the Fraunhofer IGD and chairs associated with the institute, chose this year's winners in the usual way. We congratulate once again and thank the numerous guests, who have given us a wonderful winter evening also in the 22nd edition.

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    Perpetuated in the foyer of the Fraunhofer IGD: Research Coach Prof. Dr. Arjan Kuijper (left) and Institute Director Prof. Dr. Dieter W. Fellner (right) congratulate Dr.-Ing. Biying Fu on the successful defense of her doctoral thesis.

    We congratulate Biying Fu on the successful defense of her PhD thesis "Sensor Applications for Human Activity Recognition in Smart Environment"!

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  • 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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    Prof. Dieter W. Fellner congratulates Dr.-Ing. Christian Altenhofen on the successful defense of his doctoral thesis.

    We congratulate Christian Altenhofen on the successful defense of his PhD thesis "Volumetric Subdivisions for Efficient Integrated Modeling and Simulation"!

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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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