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


Knut Möller associated with the Technical Faculty of the University of Freiburg.


Knut Möller elected Chair of the IEEE German Chapter Engineering in Medicine and Biology



Item participated in the "54th Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering." online with eight contributions. We are also proud to announce that two submissions were in the top 10 in the "DGBMT Students Competition", with Jack Wilkie winning the 3rd place prize, and Veronika Huttova taking the 6th place.



ITeM will participate in the "14th Automed Symposium" in Lübeck, Germany with eight contributions. ITeM team members as well as four of their students will present current research findings of the Institute's projects.       


02.2020:Professor Möller appointed Adjunct Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.



Professor Möller gave an invited talk about "Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT)" at the renowned University of Tsinghua in Beijing, China. Tsinghua University ranks among the best technical and scientific universities worldwide (rank 22, World University Ranking 2019).   



ITeM congratulates the winners of the student competition of the "Dreiländertagung D-A-CH, BMT 2019". HFU master student Bala Amala Kannan was ranked 9th. Congratulations!



ITeM will participate in the "Dreiländertagung D-A-CH, BMT 2019" (joint Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering) in Frankfurt/Main and present current research findings of each project area.     



A further cooperation with the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the University Hospital of Szeged (Hungary) has been initiated. Prof. Möller and Dr. Krüger-Ziolek supported Prof. Benyó and Dr. Lovas in planning, organizing and conducting EIT-trials at the University Hospital of Szeged.



Professor Möller and his team established BIKEM (Binational Institute for Knowledge Engineering in Medicine), a platform for international cooperation funded by the BMBF. Recently, the collaboration was further extended, since a corporate ethic proposal got approved at the partner university UC (University of Canterbury/Christchurch/New Zealand) and first experiments for breath analysis with a ‘Smart Shirt’ have been carried out in New Zealand.



Visit our new section „Career” to find out more about current job offers at the ITeM!



The Binational Institute for Knowledge Engineering in Medicine (BIKEM) supported distinguished Professor Geoffrey Chase (Canterbury University / Christchurch / New Zealand) to vistit ITeM for 2 weeks. During these 2 weeks the cooperation could be enhanced by successful meetings, strategy plannings, and measurements in the laboratory.

Upcomming Conferences

IFAC - BMS Conference

19.09.2021 - 22.09.2021


VDE/DGBMT - BMT Conference

5.10.2021 - 7.10.2021


IEEE - EMBC Conference

1.11.2021 - 5.11.2021