ANIMMED – Application center for intelligent machines in medical technology

With ANIMMED - Application Center for Intelligent Machines in Medical Technology, the Fraunhofer IPA department »Clinical Health Technologies« and the Heinrich Lanz Center for Digital Health have created a contact point for small and medium-sized medical technology companies (SMEs) in Baden-Württemberg. There, they have the opportunity to use artificial intelligence (AI) methods for the further or new development of their products. They can receive personal advice from AI experts from the Fraunhofer IPA department and the Heinrich Lanz Center. Furthermore, technology trainings, clinical application and feasibility studies and many other services are offered.

The close networking of the Fraunhofer IPA department »Clinical Health Technologies«, which simultaneously operates the Mannheim Medical Transfer Center M²TC, and the Heinrich Lanz Center, as well as the other partners, such as the University Medical Center Mannheim, provides an optimal basis for rapid operational project implementation.

Innovative further development - with AI

Innovative further development is possible for companies in all areas - the medical technology of the future can be raised to a new level with the help of artificial intelligence. To illustrate possible AI applications and show what is already possible with medical technology today, the ANIMMED Center is currently working on several medical technology demonstrators.

One example is Autonomous Aortic Artery Navigation, in which a catheter robot moves autonomously through human vessels. This can be used, for example, in the treatment or prevention of strokes and heart attacks. The aim is to significantly shorten treatment times and at the same time greatly increase the safety of such interventions.

Further possibilities for AI integration

Another example is the Intelligent Vital Monitor, in which a contactless respiratory sensor measures and processes respiratory and cardiological data using artificial intelligence methods. The Intelligent Vital Monitor can be used with ventilators, for example, and is particularly suitable for ventilating premature infants due to a particularly gentle ventilation method.


More examples and further information can be found on the ANIMMED website:

This project is funded by the Ministry of Economics, Labor and Tourism Baden-Württemberg within the framework of the Forum Gesundheitsstandort Baden-Württemberg.


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Article "Artificial intelligence for medical technology" June 2020


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