Press Kit for MEDICA and COMPAMED 2019

Fraunhofer is presenting the results of its research on the MEDICA and COMPAMED 2019 from November 18th to 21th in Düsseldorf. Visit the joint Fraunhofer booth:

Hall 10, Booth G05

Press Releases


A gentler technique for artificial respiration

In intensive care wards, artificial respiration is often used as a last resort to save a patient’s life. Unfortunately, however, it brings with it the risk of acute or chronic lung damage. Therefore, researchers from the Fraunhofer Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology in Mannheim are working on an innovative new sensor aiming to provide a gentler way to administer artificial respiration, especially for children and newborn infants.


Neural networks enable autonomous navigation of catheters

When a patient has a stroke, every minute counts. Here, prompt action can prevent serious brain damage. If a clot is blocking a large blood vessel in the brain, surgeons can remove this occlusion by means of a catheter inserted in the patient’s groin. In new work, Fraunhofer researchers have been investigating whether artificial intelligence might be used to steer a catheter automatically to a blocked blood vessel.


Improved biopsies with MRI-compatible ultrasound system

Biopsies are standard procedures in interventional radiology, not least for patients with a suspected tumor. In an ongoing R&D project, Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a system that allows acquisition of ultrasound images simultaneously to an MRI scan.


Preventive health care via app

Demand for apps for preventive health care is growing all the time. Particularly popular are diagnostic assistants that record physiological and fitness data. However, there are data protection concerns with these tools. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Application Center SYMILA in Hamm have developed two prevention apps that safeguard users’ data protection rights.


Combatting stress with a headband

Stress at the workplace can produce a wide range of symptoms and has previously

only been describable in subjective terms. Headache after a day at the office?

Exhausted from all the noise in the shop? Stress as a possible cause is now

becoming objectively measurable thanks to Fraunhofer IGD technology.


InnoHealth China promotes your ideas

InnoHealth China is the current campaign led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and constituent part of the initiative Research in Germany which is initiated and financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The campaign aims to connect the Chinese and the German healthcare research sectors, also involving small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and start-ups.  

Australian participants of the BMBF initiative “InnoHealth” Australia also visit the Fraunhofer booth. The health experts visited a number of health care institutions and companies in Germany for one week before Medica.