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Intelligente Sensorik

IS-08: Home monitoring of patients with cardiac insufficiency to prevent decompensation

This project has been set up to develop a predictor that can reliably forecast a deterioration in cardiac insufficiency in patients implanted with a defibrillator or heart pacemaker. A predictor means an algorithm that determines the risk of impending decompensation and warns the doctor in the event of a threatening condition on the basis of physiological measurement data acquired on a daily basis in the implant and transmitted via a telemedical home monitoring system.

Project Duration

01.07.2010 - 31.12.2014

Project Partners

  • BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
  • University Clinic Erlangen

IS-04: Ventilation at home and remote care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

The aim of this project is to further develop out-patient care for patients by telematic methods – first taking the sample fields of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and ventilation in the patient's own home. Care for patients with the assistance of modern telematic methods should enable continuous contact to doctors and nursing staff from the patient's own home, thereby ensuring better healthcare at a lower cost.

IS-05: SmartSensors-B - Exploration of a millimeter wave sensor for non-invasive detection of blood parameters

In the "Smart Sensors B" research project, work is being done within the framework of the Medical Valley Leading Edge Cluster on a high-frequency-based sensor node for non-invasive measurement of blood parameters.

The electrical properties undergo a characteristic change depending on the concentration. These changes can be detected by non-invasive means using integrated high-frequency circuits, whereby costs are getting lower and lower all the time. In future, this could enable portable, automatable long-term measurement of various blood parameters.

Project Duration

01.07.2010 - 30.06.2014

IS-01: Smart Sensors-C - energy efficient mobile communication platform for connecting sensors to a network infrastructure

Providing gap-free communication channels for medical sensor signals from the sensor to the service center level makes an enormous contribution to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of health services. The mobile communication platform, which acts as an assistance system for the patient, plays a key role both in this communication channel and in the Smart Sensors projects. It is the place where the signals from a variety of sensors are pooled, pre-processed and made available to the service center.

Example: Support for dementia patients

Care for dementia sufferers requires a lot of

IS-10: Smart Sensors E - infrastructure, data management and integrated demonstrator

The aim of the Smart Sensors E project is to extend the basic functionality created in the "Barrier-free Health Assistance" guidance project in order to facilitate attainment of the higher-level goal of researching into modular, intelligent assistance systems that can give specific support to people in a wide variety of personal circumstances. The assistance system is embedded in a complex service setting and comprises the following functions:

  • Data acquisition directly on the person's body
  • Direct transmission of information to the person concerned
  • If required, transmission of information to

IS-03: SmartSensors-A - Integration of sensory in clothing fabrics

Project description

The aim of this project is to research into the commercial viability of integrating sensors into clothing fabrics. It involves the examination of technological solutions for assistance systems that will inconspicuously and reliably support the elderly or disabled, particularly in their day-to-day activities, and thereby enhance their quality of life. One major aspect that has characterized the project right from the start is the direct involvement of subsequent users. The particular needs of user groups are being identified by means of user questionnaires.

IS-02: SmartSensors-D - Seamless localization

The aim of the Smart Sensors D project is to ensure constant remote support independent of location, thus offering more safety to persons in wide variety of situations. This requires a position monitoring function with 100% coverage both indoors and out. The project therefore goes toward meeting the demand to conduct research into overarching position monitoring support for a wide variety of target groups. It will then become easier to locate persons in an emergency (mountaineers, sports persons, children, the chronically sick) and get help to them fast.

IS-09: PULSERA - developing a fall risk sensor

SOPHIA Franken is a group of companies consisting of regional housing companies and home care services. The group has direct access to over 5 000 care patients and 50 000 tenants.

Taking this market access as a basis, the aim of the project is to develop a method for the intelligent use of a 3D acceleration sensor attached to the wrist for the purpose of permanent and home fall risk detection (FRD), thereby developing a further important milestone for high-quality and efficient home care in the region, with the prospect of integrating the process into the existing range of services and

IS-07: Barrier-free health assistance

The aim of the "Barrier-free Health Assistance" guidance project is to conduct research into the basis for a modular, intelligent assistance system that can offer specific support in the form of infrastructure in the environment of people living in the most varied of circumstances. The assistance system is embedded in a comprehensive and complex service structure and comprises the following functions:

  • Data acquisition directly on the person's body
  • Direct transmission of information to the person concerned
  • If required, transmission of information to family, call center, emergency service, etc.