Telemedicine

  • Internet Portal for Telemedicine Programs Aiming to Change Patients' Lifestyles

    Telemedicine Consult

    At Medica 2016, SYMILA, the Fraunhofer Application Center at Hamm, will demo a telemedicine Internet portal for diabetics, which was implemented on behalf of DITG – Deutsches Institut für Telemedizin und Gesundheitsförderung. The portal, centerpiece of an E-Health intervention system, collects and evaluates the data from telemedicine devices and lets DITG coaches address each patient based on information about her/his current situation. The system satisfies the requirements for a “Medical Data Space (MedDS)” that guarantees a secure exchange of medical data, as specified by the Fraunhofer initiative “Industrial Data Space (IDS)”. Meet the Fraunhofer experts: Booth 10 / G05.

  • Surgery Training with Robots and Virtual Reality

    Virtual Reality environments and robots can help surgeons prepare for challenging operations. Viktoria Stoiser

    The insertion of hip implants places high demands on surgeons. To help young doctors practice this operation under realistic conditions, scientists from the University of Bremen and Chemnitz University of Technology are developing a dynamic hip implant simulator. Users see the scene in virtual reality and operate surgical instruments connected to a robot.
    Joint press release from the University of Bremen and Chemnitz University of Technology
    The growing number of older people worldwide is leading to an increase in hip implants and other joint replacement operations. This also increases the need for highly qualified orthopedic surgeons, but the practical training of these operations is very difficult to carry out.