Research sector medical engineering
In the research area of medical engineering, applications for humans as individuals and the improvement of their quality of life are researched and developed. For this purpose, the diverse engineering competences of the chair, such as in the fields of robotics, image recognition or additive manufacturing, are transferred to medicine with its special requirements.
This covers the development of technical applications, digital models and processes in all medical fields, from the prevention and diagnosis of diseases to care scenarios such as surgery planning, therapy and nursing. Regulatory requirements and ELSI issues are also included in the research.
In addition to the development of automation solutions, especially in the context of medical robotics, the research of innovative therapy and assistance systems is a focus of the research area. In this field, not only the mechatronic implementation and integration are researched, but also more advanced questions, such as the recording of biomedical parameters or self-sufficient energy supply solutions are addressed. In addition, innovative manufacturing processes for medical technology represent a research focus. The focus here is on optimizing additive manufacturing and qualifying novel biocompatible materials for it. Digitization solutions are also a future topic in medical technology. In addition to digital process optimization and the development of digital systems, model building for the digital twin of the human being is a focus of the research area’s activities.