medica 2010

Dresden, /

microsystem checks vital signs
»Enjoying Life« - – microsystem checks vital signs

November 17 - 20, 2010 in Düsseldorf

Joint Booth of Saxony, Hall 16 Booth F40

The Fraunhofer Institute for Pjotonic Microsystems IPMS carries out customer specific developments in fields of microelectronic and micro systems technology serving as a business partner that supports the transition of innovative ideas into new products. Fraunhofer IPMS develops and fabricates modern MEMS and OLED devices in its own clean room facilities. In addition to R&D services it offers ramp-up within a pilot production. With modern equipment and about 200 scientists and engineers, the range of projects and expertise covers sensor and actuator systems, microscanner, spatial light modulators, lifetronics as well as organic materials and systems.

The Fraunhofer IPMS will be presenting exhibits at Medica 2010 on the following project results:

»Enjoying Life« - presents first results at Medica 2010

People suffering from a cardiovascular disease have often difficulties to find their way back into everyday life. First they have to develop a feeling for the stresses and strains, which they can endure. The aim of the project is to visualize the impact of physical exersice on the organism and make it measurable and comprehensible. The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS contributes a microsystem for signal detection and signal preprocessing. Sensors simultaneously measure the intensity of movement and the heart rate and thus can determine the state of fitness. The heart rate is used to monitor the stress due to physical activity and an integrated GPS-receiver maps the distance covered. The data is then transferred online to an internetportal, which is part of a health-platform. On this platform participants will find a wide range of information, for example the fitness condition of other group members. will help people to cope with the consequences of their disease and can motivate them to contribute to their health. True to the philosophy »Zest for Life«, the focus is placed upon the individual and his own desires.