MEDICA 2008

Dresden, / 1.10.2008

from November 19 to 22, 2008 in Düsseldorf/Germany

Exhibition stand of the Free State of Saxony
Hall 3 Stand E74

The Fraunhofer IPMS carries out customer specific developments in fields of microelectronic and micro systems technology in Dresden, serving as a business partner that supports the transition of innovative ideas into new products. The Fraunhofer IPMS develops and fabricates modern CMOS technology products in its own clean room facilities, up to small pilot series production. With modern equipment and about 150 scientists, the range of projects and expertise covers sensor and actuator systems, microscanner, spatial light modulators, lifetronics and organic materials and systems.

At the Medica 2008 (Hall 3 Stand E74) show the Fraunhofer IPMS presents:

Home Gateway System SYSvital

Imagine that you have a heart condition. You have had an extended stay in hospital, and now you are living back at home. Your doctor has ordered exercise, but you are not to over-exert yourself. He has explained and given examples to you of how much stress you can put your body under. But the fear of having another heart attack or of worsening your heart condition is with you constantly, and visiting your doctor every day for reassurance about your condition simply isn't an option. The ideal solution would be at-home medical care. The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS already has the practical solution: The System SYSvital.

The basic unit is worn on the body at all times and measures and records movements and heart rate (ECG). By virtue of its very small and lightweight design, it does not interfere with your daily activities. Minimum and maximum heart rate, ST changes and artial fibrillations are determined within the unit, which is about the size of a deck of playing cards. Your movement is recorded and classified in real time. Due to the combination of the individual measurements, the diagnosis can be improved significantly. For example, the heart rate can be assessed according to the level of physical exertion. In the same manner, the recovery time following physical activity can also be ascertained. Via the Homegateway, this data is transferred to an Internet portal, where your physician can access your file and provide you with appropriate information about your physical condition or about irregularities in your ECG.

Operation of the unit is very simple. In order to increase your sense of security, the system can also be augmented with additional components to measure blood pressure, weight and blood sugar levels. You can now climb your next mountain without having to worry about having another heart attack.