• The Fraunhofer IGD Living Lab was established in 2008 as a showroom and test bed for Ambient Intelligence and Active & Assisted Living applications. It has been featured in numerous articles, TV reports, and scientific publications.

    The background is a STAR home automation system, driven by the semantic universAAL platform - a highly innovative IoT and AAL solution, promoted by the European Commission in their H2020 research calls. The Living Lab has several permanent and numerous dynamic demonstrators that are constantly updated to reflect the current range or research.

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  • The aim of M3D is to examine the entire process chain from mobile 3D acquisition to 3D print in the industrial field. The vast potential of location-independent mobile devices and the so-called »cloud« will be analyzed by means of a specific application scenario and technologies be optimized. Using the example of components and workpieces in industrial applications, their potential will be dissected conceptually and technologically and demonstrated in a prototypical form.

    The process chain from mobile 3D acquisition to 3D print is the following:

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  • As Industry 4.0 moves forward, assembly and maintenance operations in the field of engineering are growing in complexity. Technical staff has to show high degrees of concentration and flexibility. Machine@Hand supports users in understanding and performing complex tasks. 

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  • In the maritime sector the training of personnel on ships and offshore installations, and especially its quality, is of great importance. Strict legal requirements and the increasing complexity of technical systems but also the trend to reduce crews lead to higher demands on this training.

    The already existing virtual training systems for the maritime sector so far are lacking widely applicable training environments. Developed at great expense they just cover but single training aspects, and due to high costs have not been introduced broadly on the market.

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    Die professionelle Wartung und Reparatur komplexer technischer Geräte und Anlagen wird zum unabdingbaren Bestandteil industrieller Leistungsangebote. Bei immer mehr vergleichbaren Angeboten ist immer häufiger der Service nach der Auslieferung für die Kaufentscheidung des Kunden relevant.

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  • Professional maintenance and repair of complex technical equipment and plants is an important component of industrial service offers. With the number of similar offers constantly increasing the service following delivery becomes more and more decisive for the customers’ purchase decision.

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  • In healthcare, there is a compelling need for integrating information from heterogeneous sources, unifying existing scattered modelling efforts, and translating the results into clinical practice. This applies in particular to paediatrics, in which therapeutic decisions have long-term consequences and where the foundation for a healthy adult life is laid.

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  • Nowadays, no patient is like the other. They differ in age, mother tongue, mental capacities, and also in their medical and disease-specific experience. In diagnosis and therapy doctors have to take these differences into consideration and to provide medical information in a comprehensible way. In fact, they are mostly lacking the time to keep their patients properly informed, and also the information provided by the patients in many cases is ambiguous. A medical patient profile can solve these problems.

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  • Face recognition is an indispensable tool for police personal identification. The previous two-dimensional face recognition has faced some obstacles. This is especially the case if the identification of individuals in images or video sequences of crime scenes did not provide a well captured frontal face view.

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