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


ITeM will attend the 52nd Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (VDE|DGBMT) in Aachen, Germany with eight contributions. 



ITeM participates in the 10th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems in São Paulo, Brazil. Presentations will be held in the field of "Electrical Impedance Tomography" and "Continuous Respiratory Monitoring".



ITeM attended the 19th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) with four contributions.    



ITeM participated in the World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering (IUPESM) in Prague, Czech Republic. Presentations were held in the field of "Continuous Respiratory Monitoring" and "Wound Healing".  



ITeM successfully hosted the AUTOMED 2018 Symposium in collaboration with Furtwangen University. Check out the Highlights of the Symposium!

Ph.D. student Alexander Gärtner from the Institute of Technical Medicine made the 3rd place at the "Best Paper Award" competition of the AUTOMED 2018 Symposium. Congratulations!   



The ITeM exhibits a poster in the field of lighting technology and illumination optics at the light + and building 2018 in Frankfurt. It is the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology. Find us in the foyer in front of hall 3.1!

On Thursday 22.03.2018, Prof. Dr. Paola Belloni gives a presentation on the topic ‘Challenges when designing LED based illumination systems for medical applications’.



ITeM hosts the AUTOMED 2018 Symposium in collaboration with Furtwangen University.

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