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July 2020: Report in Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) reports about the PV1000 project and takes up the press release of the RWTH clinical trials:

July 2020: RWTH develops a new type of ventilator

The PV1000 project is entering a new phase: clinical trials

May 2020: Interview in the magazon "Medizin & Technik" - Prof. Leonhardt about the future of artificial respiration

In the article on "Ventilators and more: What helps people breathe", Covid-19 is the background to a report on ventilators, how they work, their purpose and the ventilation of the future.

The article can be found here.

Nov. 2019: A robot to put on

The University Hospital RWTH Aachen reports about our exoskeleton project in the special issue ‘Stiftung’ of the magazine apropos. The project is sponsored by Stiftung Universitätsmedizin.

Prof. Leonhardt and Lukas Bergmann (scientific assistant at MedIT) explain further backgrounds and goals of the project in a video interview:

The article can be found here. The complete special edition 'Stiftungs-Spezial' of the magazine can be found here.

Sep 2019: Walking Paraplegics - Science Fiction or already Reality

The last Tatort "Maleficius" on ARD has portrayed the potential of exoskeletons in the health sector. In an interview with RWTH Aachen University, our colleague Lukas Bergmann presented the state of development of today's exoskeletons.

Dec 2018: Funding for the construction of an exoskeleton

In the meeting on Dec. 17, 2018, the board of the Stiftung Universitätsmedizin Aachen decided to support our project "MedIT Exoskeleton/Development of Rehabilitation Robotics for Persons with Limited Walking Ability" with a total of € 61,800.
Stiftung Universitätsmedizin Article

May 2017: Press release for IEEE BSN 2017

The IEEE BSN 2017, which was held from the 9th - May 2017 in Eindhoven, was well received by almost 160 registered conference participants. Of special interest was the inspiring presentation by Prof. Pim van der Jagt, Ford Research Europe, about "body-friendly sensor technology in the car". Ford and MedIT have a succesfull kooperation in research and develop for biomedical technique in a car.
IEEE Spectrum Article

Oct. 2014: Children's University

Prof. Leonhardt gave a lecture at RWTH Aachen University's annual children's university "Look inside the body with current - medical engineering for kids". The event was on October 24.

Article in Aachener Zeitung...
RWTH Website...

2013: Press release by CiS about the in-ear sensor

Presentation of the in-ear sensor from a joint project with MedIT by CiS.

Jan 2013: Article in the online magazine Medizin & Technik

An article on the subject of contactless measurement of vital signs was published in the online magazine Medizin & Techik.

Article (in German)

Another article on recording vital signs in the car was released in the same magazine.

Article (in German)

International press releases: "Un conducteuer sous haute surveillance" published in "médecine&technique" 01/2013 | "Al polso del guidatore" in "medicina&tecnica" 01/2013

Dec 2011: MedIT at the Texas Instruments Analog Design Contest 2011

Electronic and technical news about MedIT winning the first Prize at the european Analog Design Contest 2011.hosted by Texas Instruments.

Elektronik Praxis, ElectronicsWeekly, Embedded News, karriere-ing, ECN Europe, Electronic Specifier

Nov 2011: MedIT at MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany | 16.-19. Nov. 2011:

Within the MEDICA MEDIA Forum (web page in German), Prof. Blazek and Prof. Leonhardt are discussing current trends in personalized biomedical engineering and present recent research results.

Sep 2011: MedIT and FORD at the IFA in Berlin | Aug. 31st - Sep. 5th, 2011:

Presentation of the joint research project "capacitive ECG measurements inside a car" at the IFA. See the Video on Youtube.

May 2011: Press Release by FORD European Reseach and Innovation Center | May 24th, 2011:

Presentation of the joint research project "automotive ECG measuremen inside a car" between RWTH Aachen University and FORD European Research and Innovation Center in Aachen to selected journalists. See the Video in Youtube.

Mar 2010: Prof. Leonhardt about the future of wearable medical devices | Monday, 22.03.2010

Within the scope of the newly, by the federal ministry of education and research, published brochure "Be inspired..." Prof. Leonhardt gave an interview about the future of wearable medical devices and intelligent tissue. The full article can be downloaded here:

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Dec 2007: Article about the Aachen Thirst Sensor published by Rosenblatt (in German) | Thursday, 12-13-2007

Rosenblatt, the free magazine for Laurensberg, Soers, Hörn, Richterich, Vaalserquartier introduces the Thirstsensor in its 11th issue for Dec./Jan.

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Oct 2007: MedIT Science Portrait published by E-HEALTH-COM | Friday, 10-05-2007

The independant special interest magazine E-HEALTH-COM introduces the Philips Chair for Medical Information Technology in it's Aug./Oct. issue.

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Feb 2007: Holste-Foundation funds development of new implant | Tuesday, 10-02-2007

In Germany around 10,000 patients are getting surgery every year to receive an implant for administering a therapy against Hydrocephalus. This clinical pattern shows a disruption of the eauillibrium between production an reabsorbtion of the watery liquid, which surrounds the brain. The increased fluid portion in the skull leads to increased brain pressure. A hydrocephalus can be inherent or can for example be caused by cerebral hemorrhage, meningitis or a brain tumor. [...]

Jan 2007: VDE YoungNet Special: Microchips for Heart and Kidney | Friday, 01-26-2007

The branch of medical technology is growing continuosly for years. But the development could slow down soon as a result of missing young scientists.

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Dec 2006: The Pulse Beat of Medicine | Friday, 12-01-2006

What is Personal Health Care? "A change of paradigms", says Prof. Steffen Leonhardt of the Chair for Medical Information Technology at the Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Technology, RWTH-Aachen.

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Sep 2006: The Thirst Sensor | Friday, 09-29-2006

The Chair for Medical Information Technology (MedIT) of the RWTH Aachen develops a sensor that monitors the body's hydration status. This sensor is important because as the human body ages, it loses the ability to activate the thirst sensation, therefore the resulting dehydration is a serious medical problem in the elderly.

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