• Flexible manufacturing of individualized products

    One of the challenges in the 4th industrial revolution  is to make production processes more flexible without necessitating complex and time-consuming teach-in procedures in an upstream process step.

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  • Innovative, knowledge-based port control centers open up various new possibilities to the logistics systems of the future. In order to enable this, it is necessary to equip the so far “unintelligent” and “mute” goods and products in port handling with an appropriate level of “own intelligence”, so that they can find their way around the logistical system of the future on their own. The accompanying vision of a situation-dependent, intuitive monitoring, control and planning of port-related processes can be made possible due to the DYNAMICPORT system components.

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  • 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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    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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