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  • Fraunhofer at the electronica 2022 trade show / 2022

    Simulation-based and highly dynamic: virtual prototyping

    Press release / November 09, 2022

    The team at Fraunhofer IIS/EAS is building their own vehicle-in-the-loop laborato-ry. Manufacturers can test and certify their vehicles in a virtual environment.
    © Fraunhofer IIS/EAS

    The things that amaze us in everyday life, such as when our cars take control of the parking process, are often the result of countless series of expensive and lengthy trials. At electronica, Booth B4/258, Fraunhofer researchers will demonstrate how virtual prototyping can be used for simulations to detect errors and problems in complex electronic control systems at an early stage as well as to shorten development times and significantly reduce costs.

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  • Fraunhofer at the electronica 2022 trade show / 2022

    Energy harvesting: energy-autonomous IoT communication in 5G networks

    Press release / November 09, 2022

    A piezoelectric vibration converter supplies energy to sensors used in a building condition monitoring system.
    © Kurt Fuchs / Fraunhofer IIS

    Minimal vibrations, temperature differences and even light can be used to generate power for small electronic systems. At Booth B4/258 of the electronica 2022 trade show, Fraunhofer researchers will demonstrate how 5G radio modules with higher energy consumption can now be powered autonomously through energy harvesting — without the use of batteries and cables.

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  • Fraunhofer at MEDICA/COMPAMED 2022 / 2022

    Reduced risk after cardiac surgery thanks to resorbable pacing leads

    Research News / November 02, 2022

    Einzel- (a,b) und Doppelbeschichtung (c) mit unterschiedlichen Biopolymeren auf Demonstratoren der Schrittmachersonden aus Molybdän.
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden is developing resorbable pacing leads that can significantly reduce risk factors after cardiac surgery. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus – TU Dresden, the institute’s researchers are adopting this novel approach in the project “Resorbable Molybdenum Temporary Cardiac Electrodes,” or “ReMoTe CarE” for short. The joint Fraunhofer booth (Hall 8a, Booth G10) at this year’s COMPAMED trade show in Düsseldorf will showcase the very first demonstrators.

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  • Fraunhofer at MEDICA/COMPAMED 2022 / 2022

    PCR platform for fighting pandemics – fast, open and digitalized

    Research News / November 02, 2022

    Vom Fraunhofer IMM entwickeltes PCR-Vor-Ort-Schnelltestsystem mit mikrofluidischer Analysekartusche zum schnellen Nachweis von Infektionserkrankungen.
    © Fraunhofer IMM

    PCR processes are the diagnostic gold standard when it comes to identifying coronavirus infections. Unlike rapid antigen tests, they function even in the case of a low viral load and detect the pathogen with a high level of accuracy. The disadvantage of standard PCR tests is that they are not currently suited to mass, ad hoc, on-the-spot testing, where the greatest possible ease-of-use, rapid results and reasonable costs are required. Fraunhofer researchers are currently developing a scalable, open and digitalized PCR test system that will produce results in just 15 minutes. The compact demonstrator system will be on display from November 14 to 17 at the joint Fraunhofer booth (Hall 8a, Booth G10) at the COMPAMED trade show in Dusseldorf.

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  • Fraunhofer at MEDICA/COMPAMED 2022 / 2022

    Biological laboratory to go

    Research News / November 02, 2022

    Mobile Laboreinheit mit integrierter Hubeinrichtung für Standard-LKW-Fahrgestelle
    © Fraunhofer IBMT/Markus Michel

    Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT have developed the “BioSensoLab“, a mobile biological laboratory with which they can demonstrate new developments to customers and test them together – on site at their companies. These new technologies rely in particular on intelligent sensors combined with artificial intelligence to perform analyses. The lab will be presented at the joint Fraunhofer booth at the MEDICA 2022 trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 14 to 17.

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  • Fraunhofer at MEDICA/COMPAMED 2022 / 2022

    Cost-effective alternative to a PCR test

    Research News / November 02, 2022

    Mobiles Analysegerät. Hier wird der Schnelltest erwärmt und ausgewertet, das Ergebnis wird danach den Probanden per App bereitgestellt.
    © Fraunhofer IPT

    Speed or accuracy? As far as COVID-19 tests go, this was the choice you had to make. In the future, this dilemma could be a thing of the past. The Pathogen Analyzer combines the advantages of PCR testing and rapid antigen testing – it provides a reliable result after only 20 to 40 minutes. In not too long, this assay will be able to simultaneously detect up to 11 other pathogens. A demonstrator of the system will be exhibited at the MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 14 to 17, 2022 (Hall 3, Booth E74/F74).

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  • Fraunhofer at MEDICA/COMPAMED 2022 / 2022

    Everyday digital assistance

    Research News / November 02, 2022

    A special app provides patients with an overview of their health data and transmits this over a server to their doctor, who can send them activity recommendations in return.
    © Fraunhofer FOKUS

    Should I exercise? Is a bike ride overdoing it? These are some of the questions commonly asked by patients with heart problems, tumors or orthopedic problems. In the future, the “Quantified Health System” from the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS might be able to help individuals with questions like these: The system uses a fitness wristband that detects vital signs such as pulse, processes this data statistically and sends it to the patient’s doctor, who then sets individual health goals based on this information. The “Quantified Health System” will be on display at the joint Fraunhofer booth at the MEDICA trade show in Dusseldorf from November 14 to 17.

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  • Changes within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for 2023

    Press release / October 14, 2022

    In line with its statutes, yesterday’s meeting of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft senate included elections of the new senate chairperson and two deputies. Hildegard Müller, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), will succeed Prof. Jörg Fuhrmann, who has given many years of commendable service to the role. Oliver Zipse, chair of the board of management of BMW AG, was reelected as deputy alongside Kerstin Grosse, managing director of DEROSSI Invest GmbH. She is taking on the role as a successor to Prof. Birgit Spanner-Ulmer, whose work has also earned her much merit. The new senate chairperson and deputies have a term of office that spans three years, starting on January 1, 2023.

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  • Fraunhofer at K 2022 / 2022

    Sustainable and efficient innovations for the plastics industry

    Press release / October 06, 2022

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    At the world’s largest trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, 14 Fraunhofer units have adopted the “We know plastics” slogan and will be showcasing innovative, sustainable and efficient approaches, solutions and developments for plastics processing. From October 19 to 26, 2022, the topics of circular economy, digital transformation, climate protection and functionalization will take center stage at Booth SC01 in Hall 7.

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  • Water quality and the circular economy / 2022

    Industrial testing platform for clean water

    Research News / October 04, 2022

    Versuchscontainer im Gemeinschaftklärwerk Bitterfeld-Wolfen. Hier werden neue Wassertechnologien praxisnah erprobt, um  Energie und wertvolle Rohstoffe aus chemischen Prozesswässern zurückzugewinnen.
    © Fraunhofer IKTS

    If we look at all of the business sectors in Germany, industry requires the largest amount of water. This makes access to efficient technology for cleaning and recycling water all the more important for this sector in particular. Ideally, this technology should also allow energy and valuable raw materials to be retrieved so that they can be reused in production. In order to address all of these issues in a practical way, researchers at Fraunhofer have been developing a testing and technology platform. It is located on-site at a large wastewater treatment plant, where the wastewater from one of the largest chemical parks in Europe is treated.

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