The Institute of Technical Medicine (ITeM)

The Institute of Technical Medicine (ITeM) is one of the research departments of Furtwangen University (HFU), located in the Black Forest of Germany.


We have a highly-motivated, multi-disciplinary team working on applications of technical solutions to medical problems. Not restricted to solely one specialty such as biosignal analysis, complete technical solutions are developed ranging from instrumentation, signal acquisition until intelligent decision support. Major achievements were reached in the field of physiological modelling and mechanical ventilation.

Latest News


Dr. Sabine Krüger-Ziolek will give an invited talk about the application of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) for lung function monitoring at the "60. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin e.V. (DGP)" in Munich.



The Association of German Engineers hosts the lecture event 'Light in Change: Light becomes digital' in Freiburg from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Talks will be given on potential applications of light and illumination in changing times of digitalization, IoT, Smart Lighting and Human Centric Lighting.



The annual strategy meeting of the ITeM team takes place in Laax, Switzerland to plan upcoming activities and events for 2019.



Sabine Krüger-Ziolek had two invited talks about the application of Electrical Impedance Tomography in Cystic Fibrosis related lung diseases therapy in Würzburg/Germany. She gave a talk at the evening gala of the society of reflective breathing therapy (RAT e.V.), and a presentation at the “Deutsche Mukoviszidose Tagung (DMT)” organized by Mukoviszidose e.V..



ITeM congratulates Sabine Krüger-Ziolek and Bo Gong for successfully completing their PhD in the field of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) at the University of Munich (LMU).



Furtwangen University hosts the lecture event 'Das VDI-Technologiezentrum fördert Innovationspozesse' presented by The Association of German Engineers. Talks on Research and Innovation will be given by Prof. Dr. Paola Belloni, Prof. Dr. Bahman Azarhoushang and Prof. Dr. Knut Möller.



Prof. Dr. Paola Belloni will give a talk on 'Challenges when designing LED-based illumination systems for medical applications' at the Technology Mountain's 10th Innovation Forum in Tuttlingen.



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