• https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/imts-2018-digital-twin-ar-future

    ... unplanned and, therefore, extremely expensive system failures not only be detected early, but avoided altogether? How can all available digital information be used to optimize process control? These are decisive questions of Industry 4.0 – and the augmented reality technologies of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD are contributing significantly to the answers. From September 10-15, ... the CAD model – so service can order the right spare part, for example. The technology behind this ‘markerless tracking’ is one of the core competences of the Fraunhofer IGD.” Visitors to the trade show booth will be able to use HoloLens augmented reality glasses to view additional ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/fraunhofer-institutes-present-first-prototype-digital-twins-patients

    Digital twins for optimum patient care Optimizing public health spending Modular dashboard for data visualization Optimum prevention, diagnosis and treatment in just one click: As part of the “MED²ICIN” lighthouse project, seven Fraunhofer ... a digital patient model marks the start of a new era in patient treatment,” says Dr. Stefan Wesarg, Head of Competence Center Visual Healthcare Technologies at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD and MED²ICIN Coordinator. To date, diagnosing and treating chronic ... and can be adapted to the individual user. For example, a 3D model of the human body and the organ system is integrated; however, the displayed information is much more detailed than standard 3D models. The dashboard provides medical professionals with extensive, data-driven decision ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/2nd-digital-ocean-convention-rostock-four-prestigious-institutions-united-memorandum

    ... and GCE Ocean Technology based in Norway. The agreement between the members of this international network is aimed at driving forward new marine technologies and ensuring their sustainable use. In particular, it covers the exchange of skills and experience, the transfer of knowledge and ... that supports companies in the maritime industry in the development of prototypes. It provides expertise, networking and equipment for testing, visualization and simulation to transform innovative ideas into new products and services. Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) is ... itself as a platform for the entire value chain of the industry and works to strengthen it through active lobbying, networking and the pooling of information and know-how. The focal point is the Ocean Technology Campus Rostock with its resident companies, research facilities and Fraunhofer ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/projects/pergamon-altar-3d

    ... triangles from the laser scan and 500 million triangles from the frieze scan and therefore comprises a total of about 580 million triangles. A 3D visualization of such high resolution makes a true-to-original and detailed representation of the altar possible. The Pergamon Altar’s 3D model ... since May 24, 2016. In an online viewer , the entire architectural ensemble can be examined in detail. This virtual representation also offers information on the iconographic program. The 3D model thereby creates access to the currently inaccessible original. Furthermore, the model is now ... be scanned as well, the models could help to virtually piece the altar back together like a puzzle. From a conservation point of view, 3D visualization can make a contribution that exceeds the purely documentary purpose. ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2019/personalized-treatment-inflammatory-bowel-disease

    A joint effort for joint success: MED²ICIN lighthouse project Automated comparison of disease progression Disease progression Further information: Learn more about the Med²icin lighthouse project. Every patient comes with a different medical history and responds differently to ... a software tool will be able to automatically compare disease progression for large groups of patients, giving medical professionals actionable information for personalized, targeted treatment.  Let us take a look into the future, perhaps two or three years from now: A 23-year-old patient ... of visualized treatment paths, together with an assessment of the probability of success and of treatment cost. The physician then uses this information to make a decision. Following the first examination, the 23-year-old patient returns to the center at regular intervals for checkups. ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2018/digital-revolution-preserving-cultural-heritage-key-future

    A collective memory in 3D Video: Heritage preservation goes 3D Further information: In 2018—the EU’s European Year of Cultural Heritage—Fraunhofer IGD hosted the Cultural Heritage and Digitization Symposium. ... data files, and data protection. The project aims to enhance programs through annotation and to enrich replicas with metadata. This would allow information (e.g., geometric identifiers) to be stored so that, for example, a search for a particular attribute would quickly yield results for ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2019/learning-help-virtual-reality

    Training with VR means learning by doing New possibilities in healthcare Intuitive and interactive Further information: Companies increasingly rely on VR and AR in operation and training - we develop the software. Man in Industry 4.0 - we ensure smooth ... The goal is to develop this latest version into a licensable product. In engineering, design data are already available for the creation of 3D visualization, but in other sectors it is not as simple. In the case of the Red Cross, it was necessary to first create a highly detailed model by ... to overcome. “We are motivated by a vision: Training people in a way that is aligned with our modern way of living. By making use of advanced technologies, we want to not just create a more flexible training program, but also make voluntary work more appealing.” His vision is to take ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/ambulance-simulator-and-engineers-trainings

    ... company Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG uses Machine@Hand to train its service engineers. Dr. Mario Aehnelt, head of the Visual Assistance Technologies Competence Center, sees very clearly the applicability and the potential for other sectors: “Machine@Hand can essentially be used ... hiding and showing, color-highlighting, animating objects, and integrating text, images and videos make it exceedingly simple to determine what information should be displayed. The trainees are not just consumers, rather they are able to add their own comments to the training scenarios and ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/our-spin-offs

    ... Fully automated 3D workflows thrill Darmstadt - DGG impresses at the Startup & Innovation Day Max Limper (CEO DGG) wins Hugo Geiger Prize More information on the conferral of DGG CEO Dr. Max Limper’s doctorate exocad GmbH is a dynamic and innovative dental CAD/CAM software company ... field. With our current developments in the areas of biometrics and dentistry we open up new areas of application for 3D digitization and 3D visualization. ISRA VISION Polymetric provides you with powerful 3D scanners, configured for your specific application. Level of detail, scaling ... in 1997 originally as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics IGD, the world expert R&D institution for Computer Graphics Technologies. Since 2006 MedCom is an entirely privately owned Company. MedCom offers innovative and advanced imaging-based products with emphasis ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2017/augmented-reality-industry

    ... manufacturing, quality assurance, and more. As a result, major players such as Daimler, Porsche, BMW, and Airbus have long been employing AR technologies developed by Fraunhofer IGD. So how does industrial tracking work? And how can companies make the best use of it? The definition is ... In this way, tracking can be employed to create a software program that guides a worker through an inspection or maintenance routine. Important information can be inserted into the real-life image: for instance, written descriptions, acoustic warnings, spoken instructions, or illustrations ... elements necessary to display a particular image,” emphasizes Behr. The platform then employs conventional Internet technologies for actual visualization. Even 25-gigabyte 3D models, such as those encountered in aircraft design, can be displayed “jitter free” on simple devices. And ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/exhibits-archived-visitors

    ... which includes other highlights such as a VR tour through different historical scenarios in addition to the digitization station. For more information on prices and hours, visit https://www.landesmuseum.de/en/museum/museum-in-the-palace/permanent-exhibitions/archaeology-in-baden     About CultLab3D The CultArm3D-P is part of CultLab3D, a project focusing on the development of innovative 3D scanning technologies that are readily combinable with each other. They are designed for objects of different sizes and automatically scan geometry, ... was produced. The 3D technologies developed in this project are being continuously optimized for a broad range of applications, from capture to visualization, to reproduction through 3D printing. ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/news/smart-pulmonary-ultrasound-covid-19

    ... with an interface that allows access to this U/S imaging data via the Medical Data Space (MeDS). The Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB is developing a connector for linking the POCUS software to the MeDS. This interface is designed for two ... laws, using a POCUS diagnosis of COVID-19 as an example. By the image analysis experts The automatic analysis of U/S images is one of the core competences of Fraunhofer IGD. Since the start of the 2000s, the institute has been developing new applications for ultrasonography, including ... methods for automatically processing, analyzing, and integrating medical imaging data. This allows a plethora of essential, clinically relevant information to be extracted and the imaging data to be optimally used along the entire treatment chain. By the experts for secure data utilization ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/press/annual-reports/2017/augmented-reality-or

    ... leverages stereo near-infrared (NIR) cameras and the fluorescent dye indocyanine green (ICG). Dr. Stefan Wesarg, Head of the Visual Healthcare Technologies Competence Center at Fraunhofer IGD, explains: “To make the targeted lymph nodes visible, the fluorescent dye is injected near the ... including image processing functionality. This detects the fluorescing lymph nodes, calculates their position in 3D, and superimposes this information on the head-mounted display. Software is also used to calibrate the hardware, and sophisticated algorithms crunch the data extracted ...
  • https://www.igd.fraunhofer.de/en/projects/living-lab

    ... or research. More than 30 research evaluations have been conducted in the Fraunhofer IGD Living Lab in the past years, ranging from assistive technologies to human-computer interaction devices. The layout distributed in living, kitchen, sleeping, and office spaces is highly flexible and ... a cheaper integration and simplified maintenance compared to similar systems. The cost per square meter is considerably lower than with competing technologies. The prototype is communicating to a central systems wired or wireless. We are continuously working on improving the prototype. Short ... model. “VAALIDATE” allows to realize disabled-friendly buildings and this way improves the societal integration of handicapped persons. More information can be found on the following page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6nnrOU1Mc0 . The project is a winner of the annual “Land der ...