• Press release / Wednesday, 31. March 2021 - 10:00

    Grading of CAD models the elegant, functional and intuitive way

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    Webinar 2: Intuitive and elegant definition of material gradients on CAD models

    Webinar: Intuitive and elegant definition of material gradients on CAD models

    15th April 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST

    Participation free of charge, registration required

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  • Press release / Thursday, 25. March 2021 - 8:15

    Simply create your own technical training scenarios in Virtual Reality

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    Machine@Hand 2.0 not only allows instructors to train users by means of VR, but also to create their own modules.

    Fraunhofer IGD of Rostock will be showcasing Machine@Hand 2.0, the beta version of its VR learning environment, at this year’s Hannover Messe. Machine@Hand 2.0 facilitates the creation of effective VR scenarios for training in the use of complex machinery, systems and technical processes. The VR learning environment is combined with an easy-to-use authoring tool. The VR modules can be readily integrated into existing LMS platforms and e-learning modules.

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    The autonomous, colour-faithful 3D scanning system CultArm3D GT10 by Fraunhofer IGD automatically and safely generates high-resolution 3D scans -- perfect for use in museums.

    The Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt has developed a product to make it easier for museums to digitize their collections and is now cooperating with Danish camera manufacturer Phase One. The mobile scanner CultArm3D delivers precise 3D models of exhibits of various sizes at the push of a button.

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  • © Stiftung Jugend forscht

    This year’s slogan for the “Jugend forscht” contest is “Leave a future for the next generation” It is intended to encourage youths to take responsibility and come up with their own ideas and concepts for shaping our world for the future.

    “Jugend forscht” is Europe’s largest contest for youth and young adults in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. For over 50 years, this contest has enjoyed immense popularity. Young people vie for recognition for their experiments and research in seven subjects across two divisions. Every single STEM up-and-comer counts here! This year's edition will take place entirely digitally.

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  • News / Wednesday, 3. February 2021 - 18:00

    Ocean Technology Campus Rostock distinguished as future cluster

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    Rostock’s growth as a location and region for innovative, forward-looking research continues to gain traction. Today in Berlin, Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek announced the winners of the first round of her ministry’s “Clusters4Future” competition. From now on, seven new regional innovation networks may call themselves future clusters, including the Ocean Technology Campus Rostock.

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  • © Fraunhofer IGD

    Rostock researchers develop a new underwater vehicle with flexible equipment.

    A project group in Rostock has developed a modular system for underwater vehicles consisting of components that can be readily combined with each other. These modular remote-operated vehicles (ROVs) can be used in various scenarios -- a first in underwater technology. The prototype has now passed testing in the Baltic Sea.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • © Fraunhofer IGD/Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH

    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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  • © Universität Rostock/Sebastian Schröder

    Over July 1st and 2nd, a total of 27 representatives from maritime research and industry as well as their interest groups met in Northern Germany at the “Open Innovation” workshop to bring into focus the direction of the Ocean Technology Campus Rostock as a driver of innovation for the region.

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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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  • Press release / Monday, 15. June 2020 - 9:45

    How malignant lymph nodes can be diagnosed with ultrasound

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    Fraunhofer IGD is developing software to detect malignant lymph nodes in ultrasound images.

    Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD are developing a digital platform for detecting malignant lymph nodes in the head and neck area from ultrasound images, making biopsies redundant in the process. For the Echomics software, developers are currently examining the informative value of numerous image markers and biomarkers. The software is slated for release in mid-2021.   

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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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  • Press release / Tuesday, 21. April 2020 - 9:15

    Augmented reality brings medical ultrasound into a new dimension

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    Fraunhofer IGD’s AR technologies allow ultrasound images to be viewed directly on the patient.

    AR ultrasound has, for the first time, made it possible to superimpose topographical representations of ultrasound images directly on a patient, with the examiner seeing the sectional image in AR glasses. The process, developed by Fraunhofer IGD, is intended to improve the success of ultrasound-guided biopsy and surgery.

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