Technology Offers Medical Technology

Individually adjustable hand exoskeleton for restoring hand functionalities

This hand exoskeleton allows the hand to regain its moving ability, e.g. in paralysis after a stroke. Thanks to its modular design, the exoskeleton can be individually adapted to the conditions of the patient. It is compatible with various sensor inputs, easy to put on and particularly comfortable to wear due to its low weight.



Temporary Microwells – simple and efficient way to homogeneous cell distribution on cell arrays

The invention combines several advantages of conventional systems and offers a simple possibility to realize "temporary microwells" on a cell substrate. In addition, the new arrays ensure homogeneous distribution of transfection material and cells and are also suitable for solid phase transfection.



Fully automated relocalization of areas of interest on any automated light microscopy system

This technique offers for the first time the possibility of reliable correlative microscopy by means of a cost-effective extension of existing systems. - Identify objects and view them in different systems without any offset!
This platform-independent method opens up a new dimension in automated microscopy and optimizes analyses in all areas of multi-scale imaging.



Adaptive mini-lenses for high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging using integrated light microscopy

Thanks to a newly developed adaptive and interference-insensitive mini-optic, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging can now be performed with integrated light microscopy. The combination also paves new ways for medical diagnostics.



Non-contact, simultaneous acquisition of topography and spectral data of an object

By cleverly combining two conventional methods together with a feedback strategy for mutual improvement, topography and hyperspectral measurements can now be performed in parallel on three-dimensional objects for the first time.



Esophagus electrode probe and method for cardiological treatment and diagnosis

This innovative esophageal catheter has advanced sensors and electrodes that enable comprehensive tissue parameters to be recorded during catheter ablation. Additional sensor technology on the remote side of the heart not only enables reference measurements that allow comprehensive monitoring and thus increase patient safety; hemodynamic monitoring and pain reduction in transesophageal electrostimulation are also possible.



Innovative coating for implants for improved ingrowth into the bone

Scientists at the Universities of Stuttgart and Constance have developed a technology which should significantly improve ingrowth of implants into the surrounding tissue and at the same time ensure long-term stability.
A new type of implant coating created of a non-water-soluble, functionalized extracellular matrix (FECM) is achieved by means of metabolic oligosaccharide engineering. The coating improves the cell-material interaction at the interface between tissue and biomaterials (e. g. titanium). Since the patient's own cells can be used to produce the FECM, no immunogenicity of the implant coating is to be feared.



Novel urocatheter for improved diagnosis of urinary incontinence (HD-urethra pressure profilometry)

Scientist at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, have developed a new microtip measuring catheter that is equipped with a triaxial acceleration sensor and several pressure sensors around its circumference. The novel urodynamic catheter has been specifically developed for the diagnosis of urinary incontinence. Its considerable improvement in diagnosis allows for an optimized treatment of incontinence.
A prototype of the catheter has already been realized and proofed its operational effectiveness.