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Publicly Funded Projects

ValidEIT

Funded by: German Research Foundation ("Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft", DFG)

Period: 03/2020 – 04/2022

The goal of the project is validating the use of EIT (Electrical Impedance Tomography) for non-invasive lung perfusion monitoring. To this end, the heart sources of the signal are investigated through three major research vectors: animal trials, signal modelling and algorithm development. Ultimately, this knowledge can provide novel possibilities to optimize and automate bedside lung therapy.

DIA-STIM

Funded by: German Research Foundation ("Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft", DFG)

Period: 02/2020 – 01/2022

The project DIA-STIM has the goal to automatically stimulate the phrenic nerve to maintain the patient’s diaphragm activity during mechanical ventilation. The nerve stimulation as well as the mechanical ventilation have to be synchronized and adjusted according to the patient’s need.

HeVAD

Funded by: German Research Foundation ("Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft", DFG)

Period: 10/2019 – 10/2022

In this project, physiological control algorithms for ventricular assist devices shall be developed and the resulting blood damage shall be minimized.

InDiThera

Funded by: BMBF

Period: 09/2019 – 08/2022

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide. Early diagnosis dramatically increases the chance of survival. However, due to various factors such as radiation exposure, many women forego the opportunity to undergo preventive medical checkups.  In the project "Integration of image-guided breast cancer diagnostics with minimally invasive laser therapy" - InDiThera, a system is to be developed which allows tumors to be detected and treated without X-rays. Our chair is responsible for the imaging reconstruction with the help of electrical impedance tomography. Based on these data, malignant tumors will then be detected using machine learning methods.

SmartAvO

Funded by: BMWI (ZIM)

Period: 07/2019 - 12/2020

The goal of the ZIM project "SmartAvO" is the development of an optoelectronic-pneumatic monitoring system for the non-invasive monitoring of the peripheral arterio-venous oxygen difference.

SET

Funded by: EIT Health (EU)

Period: 07/2019 - 12/2020

Seated Exercise Technology to walk in balance (SET) is an innovative solution to improve gait and balance in an elderly population at high risk for falls. SET is a motorized chair-like device designed to rehabilitate walking and balance. It applies gentle contralateral movement between the trunk, the pelvis, and the thighs to emulate normal human walking pattern. The aims of the EU-project are testing SET in a relevant clinical environment and bringing SET to the market.

MedIT Exoskelett

Funded by: Universitätsklinikum Aachen (UKA)

Period: 04/2019 - 03/2020

The goal of the MedIT exoskeleton project is the development of a novel active orthotic therapy device for hemiplegic motion impaired people using special flexible actuators.

GlukoSys

Funded by: BMWI (ZIM)

Period: 01/2019 - 12/2020

The aim of the project "GlukoSys" is the development of a system for monitoring and intervention of the blood glucose level in critical ill patients.

PatRIA

Funded by: German Research Foundation ("Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft", DFG)

Period: 08/2018 – 07/2020

The aim of the project PatRIA is the development of methods for cooperative control of impedance variable drives.

SIRIO

Funded by: German Research Foundation ("Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft", DFG)

Period: 08/2018 – 08/2021

The aim of the project SIRIO (Systemic Inflammatory Response Indication Observer) is the development of a hybrid camera monitoring system for an early detection of symptoms of a sepsis in premature infants. Within the project, the camera-based techniques „Photoplethysmography Imaging“ (PPGi) and „Infrared Imaging“ are supposed to be fused to acquire the vital state of neonates contactless from short distances. For the measured parameters, first septic indications shall be automatically recognized to derive a „scoring“ parameter, which is based on the Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS).

SOLVe

Funded by: BMBF

Period: 02/2017 – 01/2021

The SOLVe project aims to provide a personalised, automated care management with lung protective strategy across all phases of ventilation therapy. New control algorithms for automatic ventilation based on Open Lung and Baby Lung concepts will be researched and evaluated.

HYPACAL

Funded by: German Research Foundation ("Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft", DFG)

Period: 01/2018 – 12/2020

The aim of the cooperation project with the Chinese partner is the research and methodical design of hybrid parallel elastic actuators for the rehabilitation of the lower extremity (HYbrid PArallel Compliant Actuation for lower Limb).