• Press release / Thursday, 9. December 2021 - 9:30

    Optimizing cybersecurity by means of visual analytics

    © Fraunhofer IGD

    Visualizations of security-relevant data and information support security experts in monitoring their own network.

    A six-hour outage for Facebook, Instagram and associated platforms resulted in losses running into billions for the US company Facebook Inc. But how do such problems occur and how can they be detected and remedied at the earliest possible juncture? Fraunhofer IGD has been looking into this complex set of issues for several years now and, in association with the ATHENE research center, is working towards making network data more intelligible.

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  • Press release / Monday, 29. November 2021 - 17:30

    Fraunhofer technology revolutionises 3D printing of prosthetic eyes

    © Images by courtesy of Professor Mandeep Sagoo, consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and professor of ophthalmology at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

    Steve Verze is the first ever patient in the world to be supplied with a fully digital 3D printed prosthetic eye on November 25th 2021 at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

    Prosthetic eye replacements will be manufactured by 3D printers in the future. Fraunhofer’s Cuttlefish:Eye software utilises a 3D scan of the eye socket and a colour-calibrated photo of the healthy eye, to create the prosthetic eye`s 3D model.

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    Fraunhofer “MED²ICIN” lighthouse project: combining individual clinical data with population data for more targeted diagnosis and treatment.

    Optimum prevention, diagnosis and treatment in just one click: As part of the “MED²ICIN” lighthouse project, seven Fraunhofer Institutes are presenting the first prototype of a digital patient model. This prototype revolutionizes the very foundation of personalized and cost-optimized treatment, opening up new perspectives. It has already been tested at University Hospital Frankfurt.

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  • © ZF/Fraunhofer IGD

    (M): The AEOLIA software package from Fraunhofer IGD supports automotive supplier ZF in quality control.

    Fraunhofer IGD has developed the AEOLIA software package for the optical final inspection of airbag inflators, thereby economizing on time and effort in the quality management process. It is now being used at ZF Airbag Germany GmbH in Laage (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/Germany) and is currently being rolled out at other locations worldwide

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  • © PlatformUptake.eu

    The EU project PlatformUptake.eu aims to advance the use of platform-based solutions in the field of active aging.

    The EU project PlatformUptake.eu aims to promote the development and dissemination of open platforms and their acceptance, especially in the field of healthy and active aging throughout Europe. For this purpose, Fraunhofer IGD has analyzed platform-based solutions, their ecosystems and stakeholder networks and developed a comparison portal.

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  • © Rostock Business

    Competence networks for marine and underwater technology from Canada, Norway and Germany want to cooperate even more closely in the future. At the second Digital Ocean Convention on August 25, 2021, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by (from left to right): Gordon Gale, Director of International Business at the Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) and Enrico Nake, Trade Representative of the Canadian Embassy, representing Melanie Nadeau, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE), Dr. Carl Thiede and Prof. Uwe Freiherr von Lukas, Subsea Monitoring Network e.V., and Dr. Gisle Nondal for Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult Centre and for GCE Ocean Technology. (Rostock Business)

    On the occasion of the 2nd Digital Ocean Convention (DOC), the Canadian Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) and the Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult Centre have signed up to the Memorandum of Understanding already agreed between Germany’s Subsea Monitoring Network e.V. and GCE Ocean Technology based in Norway.

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  • © Fraunhofer IGD

    A 3cm diameter and 5cm diameter sphere printed using the same 80-primitive input, using point-normal (PN) curved triangles implemented with our framework.

    A new technique is increasing the efficiency of 3D printing at native device resolution, especially with multi-material jetting, aka Polyjet, printers. With the Cuttlefish® 3D printer driver, even the finest textures can be reproduced with efficiency and robustness at reduced file size – a decisive factor in any large print job. The results will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2021.

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  • Press release / Tuesday, 25. May 2021 - 10:00

    Ensuring diver safety during munitions recovery

    © Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH

    An AR-based alarm system will make diving operations to recover wartime munitions much safer in future.

    A new research project has been launched to develop safety systems for divers tasked with salvaging wartime munitions that have been dumped at sea. Sensors alert the divers to acute levels of TNT and other hazardous substances, and an alarm system shows them the source of danger in real time by means of an augmented reality display inside their goggles.

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