• The EarthServer project is establishing open access and ad-hoc analytics on extreme-size Earth Science data, based on and extending leading-edge Array Database technology.

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    ECHOMICS is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of its initiative SME-Innovative: Medical Technology. For this project, Fraunhofer IGD is working with its project partners to analyze typical clinical pictures of lymph nodes in the throat using modern ultrasound imaging. The goal of this analysis is to develop ultrasound-based ECHOMICS signatures in terms of biomarker profiles with which lymph nodes can be noninvasively characterized.

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  • EIT Digital is one of the first Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an initiative of the European Union. EIT Digitals’ mission is to conserve Europe’s leading role in the area of innovative IKT solutions for maintaining steady, long-term prosperity and a high standard of living. 

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  • Although simulation technologies are used successfully in nearly all-industrial fields, the realistic simulation of human motion is still major challenge. Why a human moves in certain situations in exactly that way and which stresses affect there the musculoskeletal system, is still an open research question, which should be answered in the project EMMA-CC (Ergo-dynamic Moving Manikin with Cognitive Control).

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  • One of the Centre’s new prototypes feature the Energy Dashboard, also known as the EnergyLand project. The application was developed in collaboration with the Energy Research Institute (ERI@N) at NTU.

    This is an energy consumption project on the NTU campus in Singapore. Here, sensor data collected from various buildings over a selected time can be translated into concise graphical representations for further evaluation and decision making.

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  • The EU Community project merges ICT and social media networking with established online media and stakeholder groups to cultivate transparency, enhance efficiency and stimulate fresh ideas for EU policy-making.

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    Fraunhofer IGD evaluated the recognition accuracy of four commercial off-the-shelf face identification systems for use in forensics. Face identification systems for use in forensics provide candidate lists with a selectable length (here: 100 candidates) to be checked by experts in forensic face recognition. The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) provided the digital face images used in the evaluation. In each system under test, approximately 4.8 million frontal portraits of approximately 3 million test subjects served as reference images.

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    In order to keep its employees healthy, the Meyer Werft shipyards in Rostock and Papenburg are slated to adopt special holding mechanisms to assist and facilitate movement, help maintain positions for longer and increase strength.

    In shipbuilding, the working environment is harsh. Overhead work, welding in very tight spaces or grinding in uncomfortable positions can harm the musculoskeletal system. Relief can be found in exoskeletons, which are now also being used at Meyer Werft. As part of a research project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Rostock, Germany evaluated the exoskeletons from various providers for use at the shipyard.

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  • FIDELITY (short for “Fast and trustworthy identity delivery and check with e-passports leveraging traveler privacy”) is a project co-funded by the European Union within the Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development.

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  • The software solution for final visual inspection of airbag generators in series production was developed for ZF-TRW in Laage.

    The factory there manufactures around 50,000 airbag gas generators in different variants daily. The original final visual inspection at the factory used simple image processing and manual visual inspection of the components by the workers. Due to the high volume and and fluctuations in material caused by production, this final inspection was fraught with risk and placed great strain on the workers.

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