• 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 ...