Smart Life Support 2.0

Smart Life Support


Many patients in hospitals especially those located in an intensive care unit can only survive because of life-supporting systems. Those systems are technically complex and require specialized and highly trained personnel. Many tasks are concerned with the application of rules and guidelines in order to optimize patient care. In times of increasing complexity of procedures and reduced financial options individualization of therapy can only be achieved with technical aids

The research cluster "Smart Life Support" addresses this issue. The Joint DFG Research Grant is a cooperation between six RWTH chairs from four faculties and is subdivided in three research tracks with a total volume of 2 Mio. €


Interactive physiological control of ventilation and extracorporeal circulation.



Design of a control concept for management of left ventricular assist devices



Object oriented modeling of heart diseaseswith a specific focus on right heart insuffiency.