Publicly Funded Projects

  • 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.


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.


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).

  • vulnusMON

Funded by: BMBF

Period: 03/2017 – 12/2019

vulnusMON aims for the development of a holistic approach to support medical personnel as well as patients in the field of wound care. This includes the investigation of sensor concepts for the continuous and automated observation of wounds as well as the development of algorithms for their diagnosis.

  • Digital Lifestyle Germany – Malaysia

Funded by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Period: 01/2016-12/2019

Practical Lectures for students of the UTM will be read as part of the practical partnership “Digital Lifestyle Germany – Malaysia”. The interaction of industry and university is an essential characteristic of a German engineering education and should be established in Malaysia.

  • ADAS & ME

Funded by: European Comission

Period: 09/2016 - 09/2019

ADAS & ME will develop Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that incorporate driver/rider state, situational/ environmental context, and adaptive interaction to automatically transfer control between vehicle and driver and thus ensure safer and more efficient road usage.

  • InHeart

Funded by: BMBF

Period: 07/2017 - 06/2019

The aim of inHeart is to integrate a therapy system into the information system of the clinic. This System should support physicians with the treatment of heart assisted patients. Following therapeutic steps will be suggested on the basis of vital signs, the patient’s history and actual parameters of the heart pump. With the help of inHeart treatments should be individualized to the patient despite increasing demands on clinical staff.


Funded by: BMBF

Period: 05/2017 - 04/2019

Assessment of vital parameters of preterm neonates is an important part of any comprehensive healthcare, especially in ICU. At present several of the vital  parameters can be ascertained only by invasive methods. Invasive methods are painful and may lead to infection and or side effects. Parameters such as heart rate, breathing rate, oxygen saturation in arterial blood can be obtained noninvasively but the sensors of these techniques have to be in contact with the body and connected by wires. Such an arrangement can cause avoidable discomfort to the patient. Ease of application, minimal or no discomfort coupled with reduced risk of infection and side effects make noncontact diagnostic methods more sought after than the invasive or even non-invasive methods of medical diagnostics. Both the German and Indian teams involved in this proposal are dedicated centers of excellence in healthcare in general and focus particularly on non-invasive and non contact diagnostic methods. The present proposal is to perform cooperated research in developing noncontact methods of diagnosing vital parameters of neonates, especially neonates in intensive care units (ICU).

  • UnoSeco

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

Period: 07/2016 - 06/2018

The goal of this project is the investigation of methods of multimodal bio-signal processing for vital sign estimation. The focus lies on the development of a methodology that is independent of the sensing method and especially considers non-contact and unobtrusive modalities, which in general are very susceptible to disturbances. However, in contrast to traditional clinical instrumentation they can potentially be integrated into objects of everyday life.

Completed Projects