Series: Fraunhofer vs. Coronavirus crisis

Fraunhofer IIS input helps tackle the crisis

The coronavirus has transformed our world. As the fight against the pandemic continues, our economy and society are currently in need of robust help and support. But from a long-term perspective, new input is equally as important to help advance technological development and bridge the gaps that the crisis has highlighted.   

In our Fraunhofer IIS vs. Coronavirus series, you can read about the work Fraunhofer IIS is doing to help overcome the COVID-19 crisis. We bring our expertise to the table as the world’s leading applied research institution for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services, offering solutions for health security and efficient care in times of crisis. Last but not least, we research questions of resilience and modeling of crisis situations to show how to put society and the economy on a strong footing for overcoming current and future crises.

How to achieve fair and fast distribution of protective personal equipment, which is in short supply during the coronavirus crisis?

Supply Chain Services / 2.9.2021

Markus Weissenbäck
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Markus Weissenbäck

Dr. Roland Fischer, managing director of the Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services at Fraunhofer IIS, and Markus Weissenbäck, project manager for the FACE project, describe how a fast and equitable distribution of medical protective goods works based on mathematical methods. #WeKnowHow

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Smart respiratory assistance with virus filter for COVID-19 patients

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 7.5.2021

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As a group manager at Fraunhofer IIS, Christian Hofmann works on medical sensor systems. His focus is on researching and developing sensor technologies that capture and analyze health-related information.


Christian Hofmann and his Medical Sensor Systems Group are working on the Filter4Flow project, which simplifies care for patients requiring respiratory assistance and could help avoid the feared bottlenecks in ventilation units. #WeKnowHow


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Helping health authorities cope with coronavirus

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 5.5.2021

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Christian Weigand heads the "Mobile Health Lab" group of Fraunhofer IIS in Bamberg and is also CTO of the Fraunhofer spin-off "Digital Health Application Center" (dmac GmbH).

Christian Weigand heads the Mobile Health Lab in Bamberg, Germany, and works at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. He explains how the pandemic management app can help support health authorities. #WeKnowHow

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Crisis resilience through decentralized data space

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Supply Chain Services / 29.3.2021

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The research of Prof. Andreas Harth is devoted to new solutions for data spaces.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Harth is head of the Data Spaces and IoT Solutions department at the Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services at the Fraunhofer IIS. He seeks out hidden data that makes companies more resilient in a crisis and enables them to stay in control, and he researches technologies for decentralized information systems.

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How do we set up crisis-resistant supply chains in the time of coronavirus?

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Supply Chain Services / 23.9.2020

Uwe Veres-Homm
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Supply in the event of a crisis is a complex task. Uwe Veres-Homm researches strategies for logistics.

Uwe Veres-Homm is Business Unit Coordinator for logistics, transport and mobility topics in the Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services SCS. He explains how supply can work in times of crisis.

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