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The DGBMT promotes the development of biomedical engineering in Germany in a non-profit way. The interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge from research to clinical application, the development of opinions, analyzes and recommendations on current questions and topics of biomedical engineering and the networking of engineers, computer scientists, natural scientists and physicians from research, industry and clinics contribute essentialy to the objectives of the DGBMT.

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AAL Active Assisted Living

Active assisted living systems are technical aids that help people in their everyday lives and in their careers, maintain and promote their health, and mitigate, compensate or correct the effects of illness and injury.

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Active assisted living systems are technical aids that help people in their everyday lives and in their careers, maintain and promote their health, and mitigate, compensate or correct the effects of illness and injury.

A specific example of an application is a system that measures movement disturbances throughout the day to adjust dosage and timing for medication or brain pacing. In general, systems for measuring and improving therapy sequences are of great importance.

The DGBMT sees in the field of intelligent assistance systems considerable opportunities for the development of new devices and systems with a high benefit for the user and a high commercial implementation potential. However, many questions are still open with regard to technical solutions, standardization and refinancing models for R & D investment.

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Digitization and Information Integration

Not only biomedical technology but the entire medical patient care system is currently undergoing an unprecedented wave of digitization. The focus is on the combination and intelligent use of patient data. However, medical devices as well as processes or operating procedures for medical care are also networked.

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Not only biomedical technology but the entire medical patient care system is currently undergoing an unprecedented wave of digitization. The focus is on the combination and intelligent use of patient data. However, medical devices as well as processes or operating procedures for medical care are also networked.

A central starting point of this integrated information is the medical monitoring of patients. It allows both the close monitoring of medical parameters within the hospital, e.g., in the intensive care unit, as well as a (tele-)monitoring accompanying the therapy outside, e.g., at home. Through improved biosignal processing, software algorithms and computer hardware, the complexity and thus the performance of medical monitoring are steadily increasing. In addition, more and more integrated information is provided by including data from further diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the monitoring. This applies, for example, to patient-in-vitro diagnostics (point-of-care testing, POCT) or diagnostic imaging. A continuous need for research and for development pertains to all aspects of the performance and the technical implementation of medical monitoring.

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Hygiene and Medical Engineering

In medical technology, many products contain the risk of infections. Therefore, products must be disinfected or sterilized.

Scientists in laboratory

In medical technology, many products contain the risk of infections. Therefore, products must be disinfected or sterilized.

In addition to the hygiene requirements for the products themselves, requirements for the facilities of the operating theater and the behavior of the employees must also be considered. Compliance with hygiene regulations is therefore an integral part of risk and quality management.

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Innovations in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical technology is absolutely dependent on the framework for innovation and cooperation.

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Biomedical technology is absolutely dependent on the framework for innovation and cooperation.

Training courses as well as scientific and professional incentive systems must be adequately coordinated in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Research and development, which involves a high level of technical risk, requires valorisation which is adequate in a quality and quantity. New medical technologies also need realistic access to market, reimbursement and thus to the patient. Technologietranslation and technology transfer all too often prove to be insurmountable hurdles. The overarching goal must always be the improvement of medical care through safe and medically meaningful technology. This requires a constructive dialogue between all stakeholders.

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Innovative Implants

Passive implants are used for the replacement or function recovery of body parts, such as replacement of joints, teeth, heart valves and eyelids, or the stabilization of blood vessels (stents). In addition to the continuous material and method research to improve the supply of passive implants, there is a great need for research to improve biocompatibility.

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Passive implants are used for the replacement or function recovery of body parts, such as replacement of joints, teeth, heart valves and eyelids, or the stabilization of blood vessels (stents). In addition to the continuous material and method research to improve the supply of passive implants, there is a great need for research to improve biocompatibility.

For this purpose, research focuses on biological or part-biological implants in connection with methodological questions regarding the quality assurance of the biological material and its storage or provision in biobanks. However, the ultimate goal of bioimplant research is the regenerative replacement of organs or tissues. Active implants have a source of energy and can monitor or support body functions using appropriate sensory or active components. The most prominent examples are cardiac pacemakers, heart support systems, internal ear implants, neuroimplants for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and implantable drug pumps. The research and development activities are comprehensive and target, among others, further reduction in size, improved biocompatibility, long-term stability, data connection and implant crosslinking, drug delivery or catheter-assisted application methods. Due to the steadily increasing average age of the population and the concomitant increase in chronic and degenerative diseases, the medical care of patients with innovative implants plays a prominent role. However, innovative implants always require a minimally invasive method of implantation. As a result, they are one of the most demanding medical products from a technological and regulatory viewpoint. There is therefore a considerable need for research and translation in order to fully exploit the therapeutic potential.

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Integrated Intervention

The surgical procedure is still the therapy of choice for a variety of diseases.

In recent surgical procedures, patient information, diagnostics, and assistive technologies are increasingly integrated and combined. In this integrated intervention, interventions can, e. g., be precisely planned and accompanied by three-dimensional patient models.

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The surgical procedure is still the therapy of choice for a variety of diseases.

In recent surgical procedures, patient information, diagnostics, and assistive technologies are increasingly integrated and combined. In this integrated intervention, interventions can, e. g., be precisely planned and accompanied by three-dimensional patient models.

Intraoperative, imaging diagnostic procedures navigate the surgeon through the procedure, especially in demanding anatomical conditions. The use of (partly) autonomous assistance systems or minimally invasive surgical techniques allows gentle and therefore low-impact surgery. Integrated intervention is also beneficial in precision radiotherapy techniques in therapeutic radiology or precision interventions in laser surgery. Despite all the successes, however, there is still a considerable need for research and development. Above all, the exact intraoperative differentiation of pathological tissue is a major challenge. The flexible and secure networking of various medical devices in surgery and intensive care is still in the beginning. An important objective of the integrated intervention is the creation of an interdisciplinary and fully networked intervention area in the sense of an "intervention environment", which allows effective and safe surgical interventions using all available technologies and information.

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OR.Net - Networking of components in the operating room

The goal of the project is the design, evaluation and implementation of concepts for a manufacturer-independent, dynamic networking of medical devices and systems into the existing information technology infrastructure of operating rooms with the aim of expanding the overall functionality and operational safety.

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The goal of the project is the design, evaluation and implementation of concepts for a manufacturer-independent, dynamic networking of medical devices and systems into the existing information technology infrastructure of operating rooms with the aim of expanding the overall functionality and operational safety.

The BMBF funds the R & D large-scale project "OR.NET" with a total of 52 cooperative partners and a further 26 associated partners from research, clinics, organizations and industry. OR.NET is headed by Heidelberg University Hospital, TU Munich, and RWTH Aachen University.

The task of the subproject of VDE-DGBMT is to elaborate, evaluate and implement concepts for the safe, dynamic networking of components in the operating room and clinic and to transfer the concepts into standardization activities. Especially the networking of computer-controlled medical devices in the operating theater and the interaction of these devices with medically approved software is a particular challenge to information and communication technologies in the medical-clinical environment. The work on standardization is carried out in the project module "Standardization in the OP - StOP". This consists of the partners VDE-DGBMT (coordinator), DIN, HL7, IHE and OFFIS.

Expert Committees

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Automation technology in biomedical engineering

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Automation technology in biomedical engineering

Many of the medical devices currently under development are characterized by the integration of better sensors, new actuators and compact microelectronics and have a great need for suitable methods of automation technology. AUTOMED is a joint expert committee of the VDI / VDE Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik (GMA) and the DGBMT.

The expert committee is distinguished by a large number of fields of activity and fields of application. The system theoretical idea is common to all areas. Therefore, the technology development of individual components (e.g. material, mechanics, electronics, software) is not the focus, but rather the linking of many individual components to a functioning whole system. For this purpose, methods of control engineering, automation technology, system technology, cybernetics, simulation technology etc. are applied and further developed. Amongst others, the expert committee is concerned with activities in the following fields:

  • Sensors, Actuators & Signal Processing
  • Devices & Systems
  • Implants, Prosthetics & Rehabilitation
  • Medical Robotics & Surgical Navigation
  • Telemedicine & Homecare
  • Modeling, simulation, identification & regulation
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
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Biomaterials and Medical Implants

Our goal is to promote the development of modern and novel biomaterials to meet the future needs of materials in biology and medicine. Their application areas include, for example, implantable medical devices, tissue engineering, devices and methods for the application of drugs and genes, contrast agents for imaging, materials for minimally invasive surgery, or biosensors.

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Our goal is to promote the development of modern and novel biomaterials to meet the future needs of materials in biology and medicine. Their application areas include, for example, implantable medical devices, tissue engineering, devices and methods for the application of drugs and genes, contrast agents for imaging, materials for minimally invasive surgery, or biosensors.

Biomaterials are of fundamental importance for a wide range of medical devices and implants. Currently, however, the most common clinically used biomaterials consist of well-known, well-characterized, biologically inert, off-the-shelf metals, ceramics and polymers. Our goal is to promote the development of modern and novel biomaterials to meet the future needs of materials in biology and medicine.

At the center of the work of the committee are new materials, micro-, nano and bio-inspired methods of extraction, as well as biomolecular principles for the integration of biomaterials into living systems.

The expert committee intends to achieve a sustainable improvement in the clinical benefit of biomaterials by coordinating and supporting interdisciplinary research and development of novel biomaterials with improved biological, chemical and mechanical properties, as well as the development of new concepts and strategies for the production of biocompatible and bio-responsive materials.

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Biomedical Engineering and Society

The expert committee examines the ethical, economic, political and legal aspects of biomedical engineering and high-tech medicine and its interrelationships.

Computertaste mit Medizintechnik-Symbolen

The expert committee examines the ethical, economic, political and legal aspects of biomedical engineering and high-tech medicine and its interrelationships.

The purpose of the expert committee is to examine the ethical, economic, political and legal aspects of medical technology and high-tech medicine, and, above all, their interrelationships, and to provide corresponding findings and problems to the actors in medicine, beiomedical engineering, medical industry and interested persons and potentially affected public through events and publications. The aim of the committee is to examine and reflect the reception of biomedical engineering and high-tech medicine in art, especially painting, graphics and literature.

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Biomedical engineering in the MRI

The expert committee deals with new developments, test procedures, standards, the co-organization of events on the subject of MRI, and the development of recommendations for MR safety.

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The expert committee deals with new developments, test procedures, standards, the co-organization of events on the subject of MRI, and the development of recommendations for MR safety.

The specialist committee has discussed topics of new areas of application of MRI in interventions and surgery, and has defined the following scope:

  • Access to the patient
  • Patient transport and patient positioning
  • Monitoring of vital functions and anesthesia
  • Visualization of the instruments
  • Appropriate interactive control of the MR sequences
  • Localization of the instrument coordinates and correlation with sectional image coordinates
  • Guiding instruments.
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Biosignals

The expert committee "Biosignals - Information Processing in Medicine and Biosciences" (until April 2008 "Medical Informatics") is a forum for users and applications of information processing in medicine and biosciences.

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The expert committee "Biosignals - Information Processing in Medicine and Biosciences" (until April 2008 "Medical Informatics") is a forum for users and applications of information processing in medicine and biosciences.

In particular, the computer-aided processing, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and modeling of medical and biological information - the biosignals - are in the foreground.
The main topics of the expert committee are:

  • Acquisition, processing and interpretation of biomedical signals
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Image processing
  • other related areas
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Business Models for Intelligent Assistance Systems

The main focus of the work of the expert committee are the factors for success concerning the placement of AAL / Intelligent Assistance Systems in the market.

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The main focus of the work of the expert committee are the factors for success concerning the placement of AAL / Intelligent Assistance Systems in the market.

The expert committee is primarily concerned with

  • the structures of markets with economically successful intelligent assistance systems and their transferability,
  • the types of partnering and acting of actors in markets with changing added value architectures,
  • current trends specific to the sectors and industries, and
  • the generation of information and knowledge on the topic as the basis for a successful market development.
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Education and Training

Qualified education and training is the basis for further success in biomedical engineering in Germany, both in science and in industry. The expert committee on vocational education and training bundles the activities in this area in Germany.

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Qualified education and training is the basis for further success in biomedical engineering in Germany, both in science and in industry. The expert committee on vocational education and training bundles the activities in this area in Germany.

The main objectives are:

  • Development and further dissemination of specialist information on biomedical engineering / education and training,
  • Collection of contact persons for special tasks,
  • Active exchanges (national and international) with universities and institutions, industry and hospitals, specialist companies and committees on teaching questions, training trends, teaching materials, students' work, internships and jobs for graduates.

To this end, the expert committee shall carry out the following activities:

  • Developing and disseminating specialist information,
  • Compilation of an overview of the study programs of the courses Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Engineering in German-speaking countries (database statistics, history, trend),
  • Discussion of the curriculum (content and form), accreditation, certification,
  • Establishment of a teaching and mediation network,
  • Maintaining national and international contacts,
  • Organization of professional committee activities, public relations, web presence.
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Endoscopy, Surgical Instruments and Telemanipulators

Endoscopic procedures are an integral part of surgical intervention. The expert committee is concerned with innovative developments in this field in connection with further developments of surgical instruments in general and telemanipulators in particular.

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Endoscopic procedures are an integral part of surgical intervention. The expert committee is concerned with innovative developments in this field in connection with further developments of surgical instruments in general and telemanipulators in particular.

The focus is on:

  • Building an interdisciplinary network of researchers, developers and users
  • Development and dissemination of publications and specialist information
  • Conduct of events on the subject


The main topics of the expert committee are:

  • Endoscopy
  • Minimally invasive US
  • Image processing & surgery planning
  • Robotics & Mechatronics
  • Theranostic control circuits in the OP (Closed Loop OP)
  • Integration, networking and communication of systems in the OR
  • MIC, NOTES
  • Corresponding training, teaching & education
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Image guided navigated intervention

The expert committee for image guided navigated interventions is concerned with procedures to which medical imaging methods, image processing, visualization, medical position measurement technology and support of intervention workflows are of particular relevance.

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The expert committee for image guided navigated interventions is concerned with procedures to which medical imaging methods, image processing, visualization, medical position measurement technology and support of intervention workflows are of particular relevance.

The committee will provide a discussion forum for scientific topics and requirements from the clinical user's perspective in the field of biomechanics and surgery.

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Implantable Assistive Systems

The ever-increasing life expectancy of the population and the manifold possibilities of innovative technologies are constantly increasing the need for further assistive systems. The implantable assistive systems are of particular importance, since these help the user to reliably maintain performance without compromising their independence and privacy.

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The ever-increasing life expectancy of the population and the manifold possibilities of innovative technologies are constantly increasing the need for further assistive systems. The implantable assistive systems are of particular importance, since these help the user to reliably maintain performance without compromising their independence and privacy.

This makes it easier for the affected person to participate in everyday life or to make it possible again and to ensure their quality of life to a large extent. In particular, the focus is on the maintenance and improvement of vital functions as well as the support of cognitive performance, communication, mobility and interaction.

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Information Management in Medicine

The ever-increasing digitalization in our society today results in an enormous amount of data from heterogeneous sources in different quality and in different formats. Also in medicine, the processes are increasingly computer-assisted and there is a tremendous potential to use the available data for an improvement of early detection, care and research.

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The ever-increasing digitalization in our society today results in an enormous amount of data from heterogeneous sources in different quality and in different formats. Also in medicine, the processes are increasingly computer-assisted and there is a tremendous potential to use the available data for an improvement of early detection, care and research.

Due to the sensitivity of data and decisions in medicine, not only the technical challenges play an important role, but also the quality and reliability of the data and results. Clinical data are collected by anamnesis, clinical examinations or by medical devices. Medical research data are generated by separate standardized documentation or by scientific experiments. Increasingly, data generated by patients is available, too, and hence should contribute to decision making together with the extensive medical knowledge. While data are collected under clearly defined conditions in the context of clinical research, the data from mobile applications and devices are generated in uncontrolled everyday situations.
The prerequisite for dealing with this diversity is a systematic management of data, information and knowledge in medicine all the way from the collection of data to the presentation of information and knowledge for decisions.

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Magnetic Methods in Medicine

The topics of the expert committee are based on current magnetic methods developed and applied in the biomedical context.

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The topics of the expert committee are based on current magnetic methods developed and applied in the biomedical context.

At the moment the following topics are represented:

  • Magnetometry: Magnetometry, also called biomagnetism, is concerned with the registration and analysis of electrophysiologically generated magnetic fields.
  • Localization of magnetically-labeled tablets in the gastrointestinal tract: A magnetic granulate is normally used as a food coloring material. Due to a strong magnetic field the tablet receives a permanent magnetic moment. After taking the tablet, the strength of the magnetic moment reveals its dissolution state for each time.
  • Localization and Quantification of Magnetic Nanoparticles: Magnetic nanoparticles find many applications in cancer therapy, such as the magnetic thermal ablation and magnetic drug targeting. For these therapeutic applications the knowledge of the concentration distribution of the particles in the tissue is an important information for the therapy control. The magnetic measurement technique can use the remanence signal and the magnetic relaxation of the particles to gain information on the location, amount and binding state of the particles.
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Methodology of Patient Monitoring

The purpose of the expert committee is to promote scientific foundations, technical developments and medical applications in all areas of patient monitoring based on safety, efficiency and effectiveness, and to integrate all occupational groups that have contact with patient monitoring and their requirements. To this end, close collaboration between clinicians and methodologists, the engineering sciences, as well as representatives of the industry and other interest groups is strived for.

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The purpose of the expert committee is to promote scientific foundations, technical developments and medical applications in all areas of patient monitoring based on safety, efficiency and effectiveness, and to integrate all occupational groups that have contact with patient monitoring and their requirements. To this end, close collaboration between clinicians and methodologists, the engineering sciences, as well as representatives of the industry and other interest groups is strived for.

The focus of the expert committee is on:

  • Clinical applications of patient monitoring
  • Information presentation and communication:
    Signal and information processing and post-processing
    Alarm functions of medical devices
    Integration of patient monitoring with biomedical engineering and data processing
    User-centered, efficient information presentation
  • Basic technologies:
    Sensor technology in patient monitoring
    Statistical and physiological models in patient monitoring
  • Transcending aspects:
    Standardization
    Interoperability of systems
    Legal framework
    Technology Assessment
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Micro and Nano Systems

Microsystem technology has turned out in the new century as the key industry in which Germany plays a leading role. Virtually all industries use this technology, with products ranging from automobiles to mobile phones. Now, this technology is also beginning to conquer life science and medicine.

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Microsystem technology has turned out in the new century as the key industry in which Germany plays a leading role. Virtually all industries use this technology, with products ranging from automobiles to mobile phones. Now, this technology is also beginning to conquer life science and medicine.

The potential application fields range from biosensors, monitoring systems, physical micro sensors, lab-on-chip systems to implantable microsystems. Small, decentralized diagnostic tools from the home care market to the clinical market are expected to be widely used through personalized medicine.

Microsystem technology not only provides valuable services in diagnostics, but also in therapy. Miniaturized drug dosing or functional electrostimulation can restore lost physiological functions. Through the direct connection of miniaturized diagnostics and therapy, completely novel systems can be realized which are referred to as theranostic instruments. A prominent example is the heart pacemaker, which includes sensory and therapeutic functions with intelligent data evaluation in implantable form.

The focus of the expert committee is to expand the use of microsystems to systems that can be used in a medical manner. In this case, an intensified involvement of physicians, in particular surgeons, is strived for. A specialty of the committee is the establishment of contacts to surgical specialists through the inclusion of doctors in the management level. Furthermore, the expansion of microsystem technology towards nanosystem technology is being pursued, whereby a bridge between biosciences and medicine can be found here on the nano level.

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Mobile Diagnostic and Therapy Systems

The expert committee examines technical, medical, medical, ethical, economic, political and legal aspects in the context of telemedicine.

Datensynchronisation zwischen Smart Watch und Smart Phone

The expert committee examines technical, medical, medical, ethical, economic, political and legal aspects in the context of telemedicine.

The focus of the expert committee is on:

  • Medical devices and equipment in telemedical networks,
  • Telediagnostic & teletherapy,
  • Telemonitoring & Active Assisted Living,
  • Telenursing and telerehabilitation,
  • Standards & interfaces,
  • Privacy & data security,
  • Business models & reimbursement,
  • Political & ethical aspects.
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Neuroprosthetics and Intelligent Implants

The expert committee actively promotes information transfer and opinion generation on developments in the area of neuroprostics, neuromodulation and intelligent implants. The focus of our activities is on current issues relating to technical developments, tests and testing methods as well as the efficacy and reimbursment of assistive technologies.

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The expert committee actively promotes information transfer and opinion generation on developments in the area of neuroprostics, neuromodulation and intelligent implants. The focus of our activities is on current issues relating to technical developments, tests and testing methods as well as the efficacy and reimbursment of assistive technologies.

The expert committee deals with:

  • Neuro-technical interfaces to the peripheral and central nervous system
  • Sensory and motor neuroprostheses
  • Neuroprostheses for modulation / therapy and functional replacement
  • Automation and control engineering questions in neuroprosthetics
  • Biocompatible assembly and connection technology for (micro) implants
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Optical Methods in Medicine

The focus of the expert committee is on the initiation and maintenance of an active network of researchers, manufacturers and clinical users, the provision of specialist information as well as the positioning on the opportunities and risks of optics and photonics as a technology of the future in biomedical engineering. Furthermore the committee organizes scientific and social exchange in the field of optical procedures in medicine and promotes young scientists.

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The focus of the expert committee is on the initiation and maintenance of an active network of researchers, manufacturers and clinical users, the provision of specialist information as well as the positioning on the opportunities and risks of optics and photonics as a technology of the future in biomedical engineering. Furthermore the committee organizes scientific and social exchange in the field of optical procedures in medicine and promotes young scientists.

Working areas are:

  • Tissue optics
  • Optical diagnostics:
    Imaging (microscopy, OCT, optoacoustics ...)
    Spectroscopic methods (pulse oximetry, NIRS)
    Hyperspectral imaging
  • Optical therapies:
    Laser surgery
    Photodynamic therapy
  • Modeling
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Rehabilitation Technology

Rehabilitation technology supports needy, physically restricted patients in the independent management of everyday tasks, enables an independent life management as far as possible without care and support service, and has the goal of reintegrating the affected persons into their professional and social environment.

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Rehabilitation technology supports needy, physically restricted patients in the independent management of everyday tasks, enables an independent life management as far as possible without care and support service, and has the goal of reintegrating the affected persons into their professional and social environment.

In the light of the demographic development and the growth of chronic degenerative diseases in Europe this is a growing challenge in society. Rehabilitation techniques (or technical aids for rehabilitation) include: Inhalation and respiratory therapies, hearing aids, medical / disability vehicles, electrostimulation devices, communication aids, speech aids, therapeutic movement devices, orthoses and prostheses for amputees. Rehabilitation technology stands out not only in the variety of associated medical devices, but also in a few other special features. Hence complex requirements for the patient-oriented design of the human-technology interaction arise from their application by the patient himself or by caregivers in his immediate surroundings (not by medical specialists). Other special characteristics of the rehabilitation technology are the large number of actors and the strong craftsmanship of the industry. The providers of assistive technologies are contractually connected with numerous cost-carriers in order to provide patients with aids by means of SHI-accredited physicians (medical service providers).

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Ultrasound

The expert committee deals with the applications of ultrasound in medical diagnosis and therapy.

Schockraum mit Patient und Arzt

The expert committee deals with the applications of ultrasound in medical diagnosis and therapy.

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Usability

Due to the necessary process optimization in hospitals, the ergonomic design of medical devices and systems is becoming increasingly important. It helps reduce the number of critical situations, accelerate processes, and improve overall medical outcomes.

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Due to the necessary process optimization in hospitals, the ergonomic design of medical devices and systems is becoming increasingly important. It helps reduce the number of critical situations, accelerate processes, and improve overall medical outcomes.

In order to support users and medical technology companies in this regard, the DGBMT expert committee "Ergonomics and Usability" has been established. German companies are ranked third behind the US and Japan in the world market for biomedical engineering. In addition to technology or quality leadership, the ergonomics of devices and systems and their process-optimized use in medical practice can play an important role in the expansion and safeguarding of this position.

The successful introduction of the DRG Diagnosis Related Groups in Germany calls for increased efforts by the hospitals for process optimization. The right choice and the optimized use of medical devices and systems plays a decisive role in medical and economic success. Therefore, the ergonomic design of medical devices and systems is becoming increasingly important. It helps reduce the number of critical situations, accelerate processes, and improve overall medical outcomes.