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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

Corscience GmbH & Co. KG

Corscience is an established development service provider for international medical technology companies. We provide innovative solutions for humans and are leaders in our areas of expertise as electrical stimulation and monitoring, ventilation and gas analysis as well as mobile health. Corscience is a “one stop company” due to its wide range of medical devices and systems for use in clinical, preclinical and home care applications as well as for clinical studies. With us, you get everything from one source:

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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.


BIJO-DATA GmbH was established in 1984 as a software and hardware company. Now BIJO-Data has become one of Europe's leading solution providers in the field of person and object localisation and a specialist for wireless communication and positioning/localization. Client-specific developments in the field of electronics and contributions as research partner for other institutes and small and medium-sized companies prove our expertise.

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