Image Processing and Medical Engineering

The Department of Image Processing and Medical Engineering is researching in the fields of medical image processing, medical communication and sensor systems and telematics in health care.

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Image Processing and Medical Engineering

Medical Image Processing

New solutions for knowledge and computer-based analysis of images improve medical diagnostics and therapy. For early diagnosis of tumors in tissue samples, research and development activities are concentrated on the exploration of automatic image analysis. Procedures for the processing of image sequences, like tumor segmentation and measurements in radiological images, also belong to the field of activities.

Medical Sensor Systems

For the domestic and/or mobile support of patients as well as for monitorings of persons in rescue missions and disaster control we are working on miniaturized, intelligent Medical Sensor Systems for the acquisition of the most important vital parameters (electrocardiogram, SpO2, blood pressure etc.).

Medical Communication and Biosignal Processing

As part of the business field medical technology the Medical Communication and Biosignal Processing group develops and implements standardized medical communication protocols and algorithms for biosignal processing and motion analysis.

METEAN – Medical Technology Test and Application Center

The Medical Technology Test and Application Center which is run by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, is located in the university hospital of Erlangen (“Universitätsklinikum Erlangen“). In close cooperation with several departments of the hospital and institutes of the university of Erlangen-Nuremberg (“Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg“) we offer the possibility to validate novel solutions under technical and ergonomical aspects and to evaluate the medical and econimical utility.

Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Personal Health

The work of the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Personal Health is driven by the health needs of people in the 21st century. Our vision is disease prevention through telehealth. Together with our partners, we undertake research into new technologies and methods, develop solutions and assess their benefits in clinical trials and through health services research projects. Our research is focusing on the development of miniaturized intelligent sensor systems for a continuous and convenient monitoring of vital parameters.