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 modeling and mechanical ventilation.

Latest News


ITeM hosts the AUTOMED2018 Symposium in collaboration with Furtwangen University. For more details go to



Masterstudent Christoph Busch reached the final round of the annual student competition of the DGBMT-Conference in Dresden for his contribution in Electrical Impedance Tomography. Good luck for the presentation!



The new ITeM-Website is online! Check it out!



The paper "Performance of variations of the dynamic elastance model in lung mechanics" by Berhard Laufer is published in Control Engineering Practice



ITEM Team is planning upcoming activities on annual "Strategy-Meeting" in Laax, CH.