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.
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.
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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.
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
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..
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Knut Möller
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