• https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2017/visual-assistance-technologies

    Mario Aehnelt: New head of VAT Competence Center A focus on visual assistance Enhancing proven technologies Digital Assistance technologies Science year 2018 A new face, a new name: in July 2017, Dr. Mario Aehnelt was appointed Head of the Visual Assistance Technologies ... will be very gentle. Professor Urban will remain an active member of the organization until his retirement, and we will continue to exchange information and insights.” Aehnelt has been part of Fraunhofer IGD for many years. His first foray was an internship in 2000, followed by ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2019/visualizations-could-enable-more-efficient-urban-planning

    Breathing new life into historical town centers Overcoming misgivings about new technologies Further information: A digital city is more than just a concept. A digital city is the smart home for its residents, the interaction between man and ... supports the energy turnaround, and drives intelligent living. Urban planning in the era of smart cities is about process acceleration, digital visualization, and the involvement of all stakeholders. Participative planning is the name of this new game. The essential ingredient is a ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/projects/cad2X

    Further information: The efficient connection of computer assisted design (CAD) and virtual reality (VR) is of great importance to product developers ... a triangulation for other output formats is controllable by the user. CAD2X is especially useful for product developers who want to integrate VR technologies and digital mock-ups (DMU) into their product development process chain. It is an independent solution for the conversion of CAD into ... presentations based on CAD data, or for VR suppliers who want to offer a CAD import option. Prof. Dr. André Stork can provide you further information on CAD2X and the licensing options. ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/smm-2016-improved-underwater-vision-means-visual-computing

    ... sea – oceans provide economic forms of use. The Fraunhofer researchers will present how these can be developed by means of visual computing technologies at SMM 2016 in Hamburg. (Darmstadt/Rostock/Graz) The maritime industry has special requirements for maritime technology in underwater ... or special diving robots (Remotely Operated Vehicles, ROVs in short, or Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, AUVs in short) provide any required information. By means of the information acquired, the seabed can be optically measured and underwater objects can be reconstructed three-dimensionally. The data obtained are ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2017/3d-printing-manufacturing

    ... and large 3D models are ready to start printing in a matter of seconds.  The latest version of Cuttlefish supports RGBA textures that contain information on both color and translucency—varying from entirely opaque to fully transparent. The driver enables multiple overlapping models to ... across the world. As Urban underscores, “There are many applications for this new combination of color and transparency—ranging from the visualization of prototypes in manufacturing to printing dental implants.”   ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/veranstaltungen/ieee-vis-2019

    Further information: IEEE Visualization (VIS) will take place in Vancouver, Canada, from October 20 to 25. IEEE Visualization (VIS) is the largest and most significant conference in the world on all types of visualization, whether pure information visualization or visual analysis. The conference is divided into three subtopics: IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2019/new-approach-urban-living

    Further information: Our increasingly intelligent environments – or Smart Living – uses a multitude of technologies and methods, to create an ... has the oldest population in Germany, with an average age of 47.5 in 2016. The first step was to equip a single model apartment with intelligent technologies. Now the aim is to roll out the concept for an entire district, led by Fraunhofer’s Ambient Assisted Living Alliance in conjunction ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/competences/technologies/digital-assistance

    Digital assistance aims at supporting the human being in all possible situations of everyday life via intelligent and adaptive technologies. Tasks in the professional as well as the private field can thus be fulfilled more easily and purposefully. Fraunhofer IGD applies technologies of visual information assistance in networked and mobile applications. Within this framework research activities focus on assistance in the field of ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2019/more-data-better-harvest

    Further information: Whether logistics, agriculture or police operations - a view from above reveals many things. The use of microservice architectures ... fields and new satellite images every couple of days—that means vast volumes of data. Farmers need systems that enable them to analyze this information at high speed. And that was the aim of the EU project DataBio, which concluded in December 2019 after three years’ work. The goal ... Darmstadt, the focus was on farming. “All three elements of the project combine multiple data sources,” explains Ivo Senner from the Spatial Information Management Competence Center. In this way, it is possible to identify and make use of correlations. “Particularly with large ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/institute/about-us/staff/matthias-noll

    ... University of Darmstadt. Matthias then continued working as a researcher at the Fraunhofer IGD in the Competence Center ‘Visual Healthcare Technologies’ formerly known as ‘Cognitive Computing & Medical Imaging’. In 2019, he advanced to the position of Deputy Head of this ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2019/smart-homes-all-bells-and-whistles-no-added-value

    Can I still use my smart home when there is no internet connection? Can smart-home technologies be exploited for spying and surveillance? Do smart-home devices consume electricity around the clock—even when not in active use? Are we denying older people control over their own lives? Further information: Our increasingly intelligent environments – or Smart Living – uses a multitude of technologies and methods, to create an environment that supports its inhabitants in successfully performing their daily task. Our core competence ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/institute/about-us/alumni/florian-schmitt

    ... and Technology (BMWi). His scientific emphasis was focused on the development of location-based services, e-learning systems and health care information portals. In 2014 he finished his MSc. in geoinformatics and since then he is a staff member in the Competence Center for Virtual and ... Reality at Fraunhofer IGD. His academical subjects covers the development of WebVR and AR applications specialized on interaction design and information visualization. ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/how-malignant-lymph-nodes-can-be-diagnosed-ultrasound

    ... the right treatment can be determined immediately, without additional examinations,” said Matthias Noll, deputy head of the Visual Healthcare Technologies Competence Center at Fraunhofer IGD. Ideally, the software would use the data to suggest the best treatment that would make sense for ... signature makes diagnosis possible In addition to the 3D imaging data itself, the application also factors in the patient’s clinical information, such as gender, age, and lifestyle, allowing individual risks to be included in the diagnosis. The end result is a kind of signature ... applications. Visual analytics and information visualization -- the optimal visualization of data and information -- are other Fraunhofer IGD competences in the medical field. ECHOMICS is a project funded by German’s Federal Ministry for Education and Research as part of the SME ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/applied-cybersecurity-it-sa-2019

    ... Center for Applied Cybersecurity in Darmstadt, Fraunhofer IGD will naturally be in attendance, with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörn Kohlhammer, head of the Information Visualization and Visual Analytics Competence Center, among our representatives. Prof. Kohlhammer and his team develop solutions, strategies and ... for visualizing crucial data for cybersecurity. Their focus is on the following areas: Visual interactive analysis of local network traffic Visualization of global GeoIP changes Flexible and collaborative data and visualization environment The National Research Center for Applied ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/miccai-2016-workshop-clip

    The Competence Center “Visual Healthcare Technologies” will organize in cooperation with Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, Singapore a workshop at MICCAI 2016 - one of the most renowned conferences ... the workshop “Clinical Image-based Procedures: Translational Research in Medical Imaging” (CLIP). The Competence Center “Visual Healthcare Technologies” will organize in cooperation with Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, Singapore a workshop at MICCAI 2016 - one of the most renowned conferences ... Professor at Technische Universitaet Darmstadt. The workshop is organized as a full day meeting on October 17, 2016. MICCAI 2016 – Event information When? October 17-21, 2016 Where? Intercontinental Atheaneum, Athens, Greece Workshop CLIP: Monday, October 17, 2016, 9.30 am – 6.00 ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/projects/comprehensive-dental-imaging-analysis

    In dentistry, imaging data (X-rays) is the first source of information for an initial assessment of a patient’s dental health and is also the basis for further planning of a patient’s treatment. Both ... landmarks in lateral teleradiographs that must be manually identified require significantly even more time and effort. The Visual Healthcare Technologies Competence Center is working on solutions in this field that make it possible to automatically analyze the imaging data and present the extracted information to doctors. The fundamental first step for this is to automatically detect the contours of each tooth in the images. To accomplish ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/institute/about-us/alumni/jurgen-bernard

    ... he started his PhD at TU Darmstadt in the Interactive Graphics Systems Group (GRIS). In 2012, he became a member of the competence center for Information Visualization and Visual Analytics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research where he finished his PhD in 2015. His thesis was ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/institute/about-us/contact-persons/mario-aehnelt

    ... learning and work processes at the workplace. Since 2009 his focus has been concentrated on the conceptual and technological design of cognitive information assistance for the manual assembly workplace. With this topic he received his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) 2017 in computer science from the University of Rostock. Since 2017 Mario Aehnelt leads the Competence Center Visual Assistance Technologies at the Fraunhofer IGD in Rostock. Mario organizes and moderates annual scientific and industrial workshops which bring together ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/projects/cityserver3d

    ... three-dimensional data. The CityServer3D supports the presentation of the models by an application-based provision and visualisation of spatial information. Furthermore 3D city models can be enriched by multimedia content like text, images, or videos. This enhances the information content ... more about our missions and visions: https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/institute/mission-vision/vision/smart-city https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/competences/technologies/spatial-information-management ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/institute/about-us/staff/naser-damer

    Dr. Naser Damer is a senior researcher at the competence center Smart Living & Biometric Technologies, Fraunhofer IGD. He received his master of science degree in electrical engineering from the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern ... applied research, scientific consulting, and system evaluation. His main research interests lie in the fields of biometrics, machine learning and information fusion. He published more than 50 scientific papers in these fields. Dr. Damer is a Principal Investigator at the National Research ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2017/personalized-medicine

    ... analyzes and visualizes all available data. In addition, Fraunhofer IGD has developed a method that harnesses the experience of medical staff and information extracted from images and patient data to simplify decision-making.  Patients want their doctors to provide advice and treatment ... the information needed for a diagnosis.  Visual computing has benefits for doctors and patients beyond conventional medical treatment.  These technologies can be harnessed to better organize care facilities—enhancing efficiency and delivering a more personalized service. Currently, ... project derives information from radiological image data and then correlates this with the corresponding patient data. This allows the visualization of individual patient attributes, plus the definition of patient cohorts, i.e., groups of patients with similar disease patterns and ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/projects/inwasa

    ... for in situ decision-making support for flooding scenarios. This initiative combines the current know-how of the two competence centers Spatial Information Management and Interactive Engineering Technologies. The platform is intended for geoservices providers. In this day and age, these small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) invest a ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2018/big-data-agricultures-second-harvest

    Further information: Observing plant growth can be laborious—nature documentaries, for instance, generally use time-lapse photography. At the same time, ... project. The goal is to establish an effective infrastructure that enables access to huge amounts of data, and supports subsequent processing and visualization. Fraunhofer IGD’s Spatial Information Management Competence Center specializes in the interactive and seamless usability of big ... the probable success of planting seed. The information gathered by means of satellite and ground sensors is passed on to Fraunhofer IGD. Our technologies enable highly efficient data storage and management, paired with innovative methods for analysis and research. This offers a major ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2020/smart-ultrasound

    Further information: Fraunhofer IGD has been developing new ultrasound applications since the 1990s, to the benefit of many patients. In the future, its ... ECHOMICS software enables rapid analysis without the need for tissue samples,” explains Matthias Noll, Deputy Head of the Visual Healthcare Technologies Competence Center. ECHOMICS leverages radiomics, biomarkers, and visual markers extracted from images of the lymph nodes. They form ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/dissertation-award-naser-damer-recognized

    ... making it possible to implement the technology on a broader basis. About Naser Damer Dr. Naser Damer has been with the Smart Living & Biometric Technologies Competence Center at Fraunhofer IGD since 2011. His main research interests lie in the fields of biometrics, machine learning and information fusion, and he has published more than 50 scientific papers in these fields. Dr. Damer is also the principal investigator at the ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/j-paul-getty-trust-puts-cultarm3d-p-test

    ... project, selected objects will be digitized, as part of a long-term effort to provide digital access to the Getty’s collections.. To capture information on the Berlin Philharmonic, 360-degree laser scanners had to be positioned manually. For the latest project, the Fraunhofer IGD team, ... autonomous scanner. Using photogrammetry, it can capture data on the geometric shape and texture of diverse objects. In contrast to traditional technologies, the scanner delivers high-resolution results, and decides for itself how to view a particular item. Based on an initial scan, sophisticated algorithms determine what further scanning positions are required. This allows CultArm3D-P to collect information on an object quickly, with a minimal number of scans – and without prior training or a CAD model. It enables the system to digitize ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2020/im-gadget-nerd-interview-holger-graf

    Further information: Holger Graf heads up the Virtual & Augmented Reality Competence Center at Fraunhofer IGD. One of his team’s tasks is to harness ... reality (AR) for quality control in manufacturing. Holger Graf’s vision is to see this technology become the interface for all types of digital information. Mr. Graf, you are currently seeking to use AR for quality assurance purposes—for example, in association with Daimler. Why does the ... to perform a visual inspection by hand—for example, at an off-site location such as a supplier’s factory. We are now working on processing information on depth that would allow us to recognize deformations. AR is an unfamiliar technology. How are users in the production plant adapting ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/augmented-reality-operating-theaters

    ... glasses overlay the position of the lymph node as a virtual mark,” explains Dr. Stefan Wesarg , Head of Competence Center „Visual Healthcare Technologies“ at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt. “The technology helps to guide the doctor, indicating where they need to make an incision and ... 3D-ARILE project in cooperation with Trivisio Prototyping GmbH and the Clinic for Dermatology at Essen University Hospital.   You can find more information at: AR-System for lymph node extirpation     ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2019/how-machines-learn-fine-art-self-improvement

    Anomaly detection thanks to machine-learning algorithms Further information: Learn more about our solution for automated data analysis. Man in Industry 4.0 - we ensure smooth cooperation. Self-improvement has ... evolves itself. It learns to recognize normal operation and corresponding deviations,” states Dr. Mario Aehnelt, Head of the Visual Assistance Technologies Competence Center at Fraunhofer IGD in Rostock. He and his team were responsible for developing Data@Hand as an information tool. The ... to the operator that they need to intervene. Data@Hand resides in the cloud and works in the background, upstream of existing interfaces or visualization systems such as Fraunhofer IGD’s own Health@Hand or Plant@Hand. As a result, customers can simply continue to work in their ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/veranstaltungen/workshop-clip-miccai-2017

    MICCAI 2017 – Workshop on Clinical Image-based Procedures (CLIP) MICCAI 2017 – Event information The Competence Center “Visual Healthcare Technologies” will organize in cooperation with Fraunhofer Singapore a workshop at MICCAI ... as well as the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan.   The workshop is organized as a full day meeting on September 14, 2017. More information: http://miccai-clip.org   When? September 10-14, 2017 Where? Quebec City, Quebec, Canada   Workshop CLIP:   Thursday, October 14, ...