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.

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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. Register Now!

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Prof. Dr. Paola Belloni is invited as a guest professor to the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) info day at the Technical University of Eindhoven. She will give a talk on the topic 'Challenges when designing LED based illumination systems for medical applications'. The conference is hosted by the Dutch lighting society (NSVV) focusing on the latest trends and developments in lighting technology.



The ITeM Team is planning upcoming activities for 2018 at the annual "Strategy-Meeting" in Laax, Switzerland.



On the occasion of the 40-year scientific-technical cooperation between Germany and New Zealand, the BMBF invited Prof. Möller, who has been a research partner with the University of Canterbury in Christchurch in New Zealand for many years, to give a guest talk in Bonn.

Currently, this research partnership and a new cooperation with the Bioengineering Institute of the University of Auckland are being strengthened by the recent establishment of the project “Binational Institute for Knowledge Engineering in Medicine (BIKEM)” funded by the BMBF.



Master student Christoph Busch made the 6th place at the student competition of the DGBMT-Conference in Dresden for his contribution in Electrical Impedance Tomography. Congratulations!