Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut HHI

Einsteinufer 37 , 10587 Berlin
Germany

Telephone +49 30 31002822
presse@hhi.fraunhofer.de

This company is co-exhibitor of
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

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  • Hall 10 / G05
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MEDICA 2016 hall map (Hall 10): stand G05

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MEDICA 2016 fairground map: Hall 10

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  • 06  Information and communication technology
  • 06.05  Medical information systems / software

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Product category: Medical information systems / software

Proxemic Monitor: Multimodal interaction and adaptive visualization for the intensive care unit

The Fraunhofer HHI presents the control room subproject Proxemic Monitor. To increase hygiene and usability in the intensive care unit a touchless, multimodal human-computer interaction and user adaptive data visualization system was developed for the control room and bedside monitors. The solution approach of the subproject includes the detection of the user, his position as well as the interpretation of his hand & head movements. An intelligent interaction middleware and additionally integrated input devices allow situation specific interactions via –body, hand and head gestures as well as touch, voice, mouse and keyboard inputs.

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Product category: Medical information systems / software

3DInMed – Digital stereoscopy in medical applications

Fraunhofer HHI presents first results of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy funded project 3DInMed. Digital stereo camera systems offer new possibilities to extract and visualize additional information resulting in significantly enhanced conditions for diagnostics and surgical interventions. Shown are the latest research results for measuring, tracking of medical instruments, augmented reality applications (AR) and optimized 3D playback.

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Nov 7, 2016

Contactless interface for hospital IT avoids germ transmission

Medical technology from Fraunhofer HHI at Medica 2016: Proxemic Monitor optimizes the processes at intensive care units while digital stereoscopy provides new insights

In intensive care units every second counts. In emergencies right decisions have to be made quickly. Fraunhofer HHI has developed a smart “Proxemic Monitor” in order to optimize processes in hospital’s most sensitive areas. The system gathers information from all connected medical devices, provides the data in a clear and user-adapted interface and prevents false alarms. Touchless interaction from the distance using head and hand gestures as well as voice commands reduce the risk of spreading pathogenic germs.

This monitor was developed in the “Leitwarte” (control room) joint project, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). It quickly provides doctors and nurses with crucial information about vital signs of intensive care patients. The screen has interfaces to bedside medical devices, hospital information systems and patient databases. A web-based user interface implementation ensures suitability for mobile monitors such as tablets.

The most important benefit of gesture control: Doctors and nursing staff do not have to touch the equipment to control it. Three different cameras and a microphone scan the area in front of the monitor. The integrated Fraunhofer HHI software analyses the video data to determine the presence and distance of a person and which movements and gestures they perform. Pre-programmed gestures allow touchless short-cuts, for example to quickly initiate a video call with other physicians. Also the displayed information and graphical user interface adapts to the distance from which they are viewed. “From the door, the doctor sees the data in a correspondingly large size. As he gets closer, the screen displays detailed information”, explains Paul Chojecki, scientist from the “Vision & Imaging Technology” department at the Fraunhofer HHI.

Digital stereoscopy in medical applications

Fraunhofer HHI also presents first results of the project 3DinMed, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy. Digital stereo camera systems open new possibilities for obtaining information and improve work processes of the medical staff in the operating room. Shown are the latest research results for optical measuring tasks, medical instrument tracking, augmented reality applications (AR) and optimized 3D playback.

You can experience the medical monitor to improve hygiene and usability as well as the project 3DInMed yourself from November 14 to 17 at Medica in Düsseldorf, Germany at the Fraunhofer joint exhibition booth in hall 10, booth G05.

Innovations for the digital society of the future are the focus of research and development work at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI. In this area, Fraunhofer HHI is a world leader in the development for mobile and optical communication networks and systems as well as processing and coding of video signals. Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works in the whole spectrum of digital infrastructure – from fundamental research to the development of prototypes and solutions.

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The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI is a world leader in the development for mobile and optical communication networks and systems as well as processing and coding of video signals. Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works in the whole spectrum of digital infrastructure – from fundamental research to the development of prototypes and solutions.

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Number of employees

100-499

Foundation

1928

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Information and Communication Technology