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Completed Projects


Funded by: BMBF

Period: 01/2017 – 09/2020

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.


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.

UroWatch - Impedance Cystovolumetry

Funded by: German Federal Ministry of Research (BMBF)

Period : 02/2012 – 12/2015

This project aims at the development of a non invasive system for monitoring of filling level of urinary bladder.


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.

Telesupervision in anesthesia

Supported by: Start-Programm des UK Aachen

Period: 07/2005 - 06/2007

Within the scope of this research project, a technical concept for supervision of anesthesia interns in training has been developed which allows the consultant in charge to commu-nicate via voice and video channel with the intern, watch all vitalparameters on his tablet PC and switch between several operation theatres instantaneously.

Technik – Kultur – Alter. Zukunftstechnologien für Mobilität und Gesundheit (TEKLA)

Supported by: Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein–Westfalen sowie die mexikanische Regierung

Period: 07/2005 – 12/2006

The goal of this project has been to develop methods and a test scenario (future lab) for proper design of products for the silver generation (50+). Several partners from liberal arts and engineering backgrounds cooperated in this project. The application scenarios included mobility (driver assist devices), health (personal health care) and communication (cell phones, PC and Internet).


Funded by: BMBF

Period: 02/2017 – 07/2021

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.

SmartOR: Innovative communication and network architecture for the modular integrated OR of the future

Funded by: German Federal Ministry of Commerce (BMWi, ZIM)

Period: 06/2010 – 05/2013

During the smartOR project the anesthsiologists workplace will be integrated into the smartOR network.


Funded by: BMWI (ZIM)

Period: 07/2019 - 09/2022

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.

Smart Shunts for Hydrocephalus Therapy

Suppported by: Holste Stiftung der RWTH Aachen

Period: 08 /2007 - 08/2008

This project aims at developing an implant prototype which allows to measure intracranial pressure and body acceleration and to transmit these data to the outer world.

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