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  • Mit dem Biofeedback-System wird erstmalig professionelle Schwindeltherapie auch zu Hause ermöglicht.
    © GED Gesellschaft für Elektronik und Design mbH

    The biofeedback systems EQUIFit© and EQUIMedi© are now approved as medical products for dizziness therapy and can therefore carry the CE mark. The marketing launch is scheduled for end of 2020. The devices are the main components of the EQUIVert© solution, which researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems in Duisburg developed together with colleagues from the University of Duisburg-Essen, GED Gesellschaft für Elektronik und Design mbH and Dr. Uso Walter from HNOnet NRW eG.

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  • Ein Teil des Forschungsteams: Sebastian Kruß (links) und Robert Nißler
    © Alexander Spreinat

    Researchers from Bochum, Göttingen, Duisburg and Cologne have developed a new method for detecting bacteria and infections. They use fluorescent nanosensors to detect pathogens faster and easier than is possible with established methods.

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  • Dr. Sebastian Kruss leitet eine neue Forschungsgruppe am Fraunhofer IMS in Duisburg. Bis 2025  soll sie Biosensoren entwickeln, die unter anderem Corona-Viren in Echtzeit aufspüren können.
    © Fraunhofer IMS

    With the help of optical biosensors, bacteria and viruses could be detected in seconds. Patients would no longer have to wait days for their test results, sterile rooms, medical equipment, production processes and food could be monitored in real time. A new working group has been founded at the Fraunhofer IMS in Duisburg that wants to make all this possible.

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  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS) has launched a new project, “Advanced packaging for photonics, optics and electronics for low-cost manufacturing in Europe” simply called APPLAUSE. The consortium has got 31 European partners from 11 countries, represented by key players in the fields of electronics packaging, optics and photonics, equipment supply and testing. APPLAUSE will enhance European expertise in advanced packaging and assembly to develop new tools, methods and processes for high volume manufacturing.

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  • The corona virus is keeping us and millions of people around the world on edge. We at Fraunhofer IMS are informed on behavior guidelines, precautionary measures, contact persons and relevant data sources and are monitoring the specialized information of the local authorities and health organizations closely. A catalog of preventive and accompanying measures developed by Fraunhofer is securing a risk-minimizing, responsible and also moderate way to deal with the situation and therefore ensuring us to be well equipped for possible future developments.

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  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg will have its own fair stand at the COMPAMED trade fair for the first time in 2019. The institute intends to further intensify research in the field of medical technology and biosensors in the future.

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  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS has developed a trustworthy embedded AI (Artificial Intelligence) on an RISC-V basis. With this development the research institute from Duisburg is expanding its offerings for Trusted Electronics.

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  • In the context of climate protection, the importance of energy efficiency is increasing, as is the share of electricity from renewable energies. Thousands of wind farms, solar modules and biogas plants already generate large quantities of green electricity. The expansion of wind power plants in particular has led to leaps in performance in recent years. In addition to the optimal utilization of the high-voltage overhead lines, the rapid detection of hazardous situations is a central issue. Fraunhofer IMS has developed a sensor system with energy self-sufficient sensor modules for monitoring the operating parameters.

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  • Artificial intelligence for microcontrollers and embedded systems / 2019

    Machine learning for sensors

    Research News / June 04, 2019

    Today microcontrollers can be found in almost any technical device, from washing machines to blood pressure meters and wearables. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS have develo-ped AIfES, an artificial intelligence (AI) concept for microcontrollers and sensors that contains a completely configurable artificial neural network. AIfES is a plat-form-independent machine learning library which can be used to realize self-learning microelectronics requiring no connection to a cloud or to high-perfor-mance computers. The sensor-related AI system recognizes handwriting and gestures, enabling for example gesture control of input when the library is running on a wearable.

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  • An AI platform should build an ecosystem for health economy. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is participating with the institutes IMS and IIS as consortium partners and wants to help SMEs with the integration of AI solutions. The VDE wins with the project “CareFul KI” in the AI innovation competition that was organized by the BMWi and thereby proving themselves against 130 other applicants.

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