• Fraunhofer IDM@NTU is developing a new working place for future air traffic controllers. The project is funded by the Air Traffic Research Institute of NTU and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and conducted together with the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of NTU.

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  • The researchers from the Fraunhofer IGD develop innovative IT solutions in the fields Spatial Visualisation, Visual Analytics and 3D Computer Graphics. The harmonization and integration of manifold spatial data, their analysis, processing and interactive evaluation of the results are the core elements of the future-oriented solutions.

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    The world’s oceans are the backbone of global trade. They are transit zones for oil and gas pipelines, power and communication lines, make a core contribution to feeding the world and host great deposits of fossil fuels and raw minerals. They play a central role in the energy revolution as a source of wind and tidal currents. Nevertheless, these complex ecosystems remain largely unexplored.

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    ACTIVAGE is a European Multi Centric Large Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments.

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    The adaptive rehabilitation game using EEG and haptic technologies was developed for post-stroke patient recovery. The degree of difficulty for the game can be adapted to a patient’s emotions as recognized in real-time from EEG readings.

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    In recent decades, demographic change has mainly been a problem for old town centers. Shopping and living facilities shifted increasingly to the local area borders; Old cities are struggling with problems such as vacancy and foreclosure. Many buildings not only do not meet modern energy standards, but also do not reflect the modern rooms’ allocation demanded. An innovative and interactive research project is designed to reactivate the potential of the historical centers of the municipalities of Münster and Otzberg as well as the city of Bensheim.

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  • APOSDLE was funded during March 2006 and February 2010 as an integrated project in the 6th Research Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Union within the priority thematic area “Information Society Technologies”. The project's major research focused on the development of intelligent assistance technologies for knowledge intensive workplaces.

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    In this project, Fraunhofer IDM@NTU and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU) collaborate to bring the study of anatomy to the next level.

    The goal of this project is to create new interactive and immersive learning experiences for medical students on the study of anatomy using Augmented Reality (AR) on mobile devices.

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    3D Arile is a ZIM (Central Innovation Program for SME) funded research project. The core element of the project is the development of a novel augmented reality system using a head mounted display with see-through technology. This, in combination with a stereo near infrared (NIR) camera system and the fluorescent dye  indocyanine green (ICG), should form an intraoperative visualization tool that can be used to visualize and extract sentinel lymph nodes (SLN).

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    The National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE (formerly CRISP) is a research center of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft with the participation of the Fraunhofer Institutes SIT and IGD as well as the universities Technische Universität Darmstadt and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. In a unique and innovative cooperation model of university and extra-university research, ATHENE conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of business, society and government and strives for academic leadership in science.

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    AR glasses overlay the position of the lymph node as a virtual mark.

    When preparing and planning an operation, doctors need to study a patient’s available medical imaging data, such as CT scans or MRIs, very closely. In the operating room, the challenge is then to apply the plan created previously from studying the imaging data to the operating situation and, thus, to the patient. What makes this difficult is the three-dimensional imaging data is typically shown using individual section planes. Doctors must use their extensive knowledge of anatomy to apply this information to the situation in the OR.

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    Camera based Interaction for intuitive User Interfaces via 3D Tracking Technology

    The use of Augmented Reality for industrial application is more and more established. With our “Augmented Reality Manual” we are demonstrating our advanced and markerless 3D tracking technology at Spectroquant® Prove 600, the novel spectrophotometer from Merck KGaA:

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    Für die Wartung von Flugzeugen benötigt der Service-Techniker eine Vielzahl von Unterlagen, die zudem immer auf dem neuesten Stand sein müssen. Die herkömmlichen Handbücher und Checklisten werden durch einen Tablet Computer mit der Augmented Reality-Applikation vom Fraunhofer IGD ersetzt. Die Applikation liefert, passend zu dem aktuellen Arbeitsschritt, alle relevanten Informationen, die räumlich verortet an den einzelnen Bauteilen und Komponenten dargestellt werden.

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    In adapting and advancing state-of-the-art medical image processing methods and their use in current clinical problems, model-based approaches and the integration of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) methods are playing a growing role alongside classical image processing. Numerous problems can only be solved with the help of additional prior knowledge - similar to doctors whose medical knowledge helps them interpret imaging data. We take the knowledge generated from training data and integrate it into models with which imaging data can then be analyzed automatically.

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    Working with ultrasound imaging data has a long tradition at Fraunhofer IGD. Back in 1994, Georgios Sakas developed the first 3D ultrasound imaging applications here. In 1997, Dr. Sakas founded the Fraunhofer spinoff MedCom, which has since been busy successfully processing and analyzing ultrasound imaging data. During this time, research and application-related projects with ultrasound imaging data were continuously pursued at Fraunhofer IGD.

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  • Fraunhofer IDM@NTU develops image processing solutions for the industry. The software developed at the centre is able to automatically detect manufacturing flaws in components like electrical circuits using images of the components. The images can be taken by a standard camera, an x-ray machine or other imaging devices. The software then detects the component in each image and compares it to one or multiple reference images of the component. Deviations like cracks or other imperfections are detected fast and reliably.

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    The intelligent rollator helps in the aftercare of knee and hip operations by analyzing the individual gait pattern of the person concerned.

    The autonomous robot rollator RoRo is used for support in hospitals or nursing homes to analyze the walking behavior of the users after a hip or knee surgery. RoRo helps to train them individually and provides certain walk exercises. In addition, the autonomous robot rollator will pick up the patients independently for hospital-internal appointments, such as X-rays, physiotherapy, etc. and provide accompanying and navigation support, so that also the nurses are relieved.

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  • Nowadays, before industrial robots can effectively be used in production environments, the robots undergo a time-consuming teach-in process. As a consequence, repeatedly conceptualizing the three-dimensional movement options for a robot, mapped in the form of a coordinate system, and programming the movement paths represents an extremely complex task and restricts the flexibility.

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  • The joint project BAAL (www.baal.aal-mv.de) aims at developing a modular, flexible and scalable system for further training in ambient assisted living (AAL). On the one hand professional and academic trainings are to be developed which meet the requirements of different target groups. On the other hand communication and networking opportunities between the different professional groups involved are to be created.

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    Wie entstehen die medizinischen Wirkstoffe von morgen?

    Bei Molecular Modeling geht es darum, Wirkstoffe direkt für einen vorgegebenen Zweck zu entwerfen. Dafür müssen Eigenschaften des Ziels genauestens untersucht werden. Hierfür wird beispielsweise die atomare Struktur eines Proteins erfasst und daraus werden funktionale Elemente identifiziert und eine Oberflächenstruktur abgeleitet. Mit Hilfe dieser Informationen können Wirkstoffe entwickelt werden, die direkt bestimmte Bereiche des Proteins blockieren.

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  • The project BD2Decide is funded by the European Union within its Horizon 2020 framework program. Its aim is to develop a prediction model for the re-occurrences of tumors in the head & neck area. BD2Decide is the successor of the FP7 funded project OraMod, whose focus was on cancers of the oral cavity – now extended to the complete head & neck area.

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  • The competence network “BeProductive!” combines partners from science, develepment and industry with the aim of optimizing production and maintenance by the application of tailor-made information assistance. We focus onto joint development, testing and establishment of products and services for machinery and plant engineering as well as collectivly openinig new markets.

    This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

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  • In biometric systems, the stored reference data comprise unique features of a data subject, which can contain sensitive data (i.e., ethnicity, diseases). If the reference data is compromised, biometric characteristics cannot be cancelled or replaced. Furthermore the amount of biometric characteristics of a single subject is limited. Multiple enrolments of biometric features for different applications can further lead to a Cross-Matching-Problem if those applications get linked with each other.

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  • The market for biometric systems is young and experiencing dynamic growth. Quality and performance are constantly improving. However, individual products differ considerably and systems from different manufacturers do not necessarily work together or comply with the same standards. Due to the steadily improving technology and resulting increases in user convenience, biometrics is working its way into the consumer market and the demand for biometric systems is rising at an ever faster rate.

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  • At the Biometrics Demonstration Center, you have the chance to experience biometric devices live. Our expertise from years of research in this field is available to answer all your questions and help you learn everything you want to know about biometrics. In addition to devices for the established processes of fingerprint, facial and iris recognition, we also introduce you to less common processes, such as signature, speaker and vein pattern recognition. Come visit us!

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    The efficient connection of computer assisted design (CAD) and virtual reality (VR) is of great importance to product developers nowadays. They increasingly use VR models for design reviews and presentations. The basis for these models is usually the raw CAD created by design engineers. The transformation of CAD data into VR models is done by conversion software, that usually comes with expensive VR data processing tools.

    The Competence Center for Industrial Applications of Fraunhofer IGD develops the CAD conversion software CAD2Vis.

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  • The path of light is influenced by refraction at transitions between media with different refractive indices. This results in non-linear distortions for image recording under water, which are a major problem for many tasks of the computer vision.

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  • What is CAxMan:

    CAxMan is a Research and Innovation action, that establishes cloud-based toolboxes, workflows and a One-Stop-Shop for computer-aided technologies supporting the design, simulation, and process planning for additive manufacturing. The project sets up novel workflows and services for discrete manufacturing by showcasing the computer-aided technologies as services and workflows in the Cloud, from design to production of physical parts.

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    The EC funded project CEMEC aims at creating a close and cost-effective network between nine European museum collections, six technical partners and further research institutions in order to examine both the connections between Early Medieval collection objects (300-1000 AD) and the objects’ regions of origin with the aid of innovative IT solutions. Within the frame of CEMEC, a mobile exhibition will be realized at three different venues, including 10 objects of outstanding quality of each participating museum collection.

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