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Research for sleep medicine

The Carl-Zeiss-Foundation supports an interdisciplinary research project of the HTWG for three years with up to 1 million Euros. One of the cooperation partners is Charité Berlin.

Konstanz, November 2020. The Carl-Zeiss-Foundation supports an interdisciplinary research project of the HTWG for three years with up to 1 million Euros. One of the cooperation partners is Charité Berlin.

PhysioNet challenge 2020

A good result in a Cardiology Challenge

Konstanz, October 2020. Lucas Weber successfully participated in this year's Physionet/Computing in Cardiology Challenge (2020). 

Sleep and awake states based on the analysis of heart rate, respiratory and movement signals

Software system for detecting sleep and awake states

Hamburg, November 2019. Several scientific studies confirm the relationship between movement, breathing, and heart rate with sleep phases. And these parameters can be determined in a more convenient way than by the PSG. The aim of this work is to use these bio vital data and the corresponding algorithmic background to carry out an initial investigation of the sleep-wake structure as a diagnostic step in a home environment.

EMBC Workshop 2019 in Berlin

Telemedicine and Telemonitoring in AAL Home Environments

Berlin, July 2019. Information and communication technologies support telemedicine to lower health access barriers and to provide better health care. While the potential in Active Assisted Living (AAL) is increasing, it is difficult to evaluate its benefits for the user, and it requires coordinated actions to launch it.

Competence centre for market and business processes (KomZet)

Establishment and operation of a (virtual) competence centre for market and business processes Smart Home & Living Baden-Württemberg (KomZet)

Stuttgart, August 2019. At the beginning of August 2019, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing approved the project "Construction and operation of a (virtual) competence centre for market and business processes Smart Home & Living Baden-Württemberg" with a funding volume of 1 million Euros. From HTWG Konstanz, the Ubiquitous Computing Lab of Prof. Dr. Seepold is working on the design of the expert system and the communication platform. 

Posture tracking and Home Hospital e-Health Centers

Posture tracking using machine learning and Home Hospital e-Health Centers for barrier-free and cross-border Telemedicine

Malta, June 2019. Maksym Gaiduk and Ralf Seepold presented the results from the IBH Lab running at the Lake Konstanz at the 11th International KES Conference.

Influence of Illuminance on Sleep Onset Latency in IoT based Lighting System Environment

Influence of Illuminance on Sleep Onset Latency in IoT based Lighting System Environment

Granada, May 2019. Maksym Gaiduk has presented the results of research on the Influence of illuminance on sleep onset latency by 7th International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering.

Sleep research presentation at German School in Moscow

Sleep research presentation at German School in Moscow

Moscow, March 2019. The German School Moscow is the school of the German Embassy in Moscow. It is the unofficial center of the Germans in the metropolis, especially since many families live on the directly affiliated campus and a community is automatically created. As is customary at German schools abroad, there is a multicultural structure in which most students grow up.

International Forum on Digital Medicine

International Forum on Digital Medicine

Moscow, April 12, 2019. Opening of theInternational Forum on Digital Medicine.  'The development of telemedicine in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation is the most important element of the strategy of social development', stated Senator Ildus Akhmetzyanov. 

Summerschool looks at medical informatics

Summerschool looks at medical informatics

Konstanz, September 29, 2018. For the first time, the computer science faculties of the HTWG and Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences have organized a German-Russian summer school together with Moscow's Sechenov University. With great success - even before its end a repetition was considered.

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What developments in computer science will shape the medicine of the future? Where can it support everyday medical practice? How can diagnoses be made easier? And how do new media actually change the relationship between doctor and patient? These are just a few of the questions the German-Russian Summer School dealt with on the subject of medical informatics. For the first time, the computer science faculties of the HTWG and the Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences organized the event together with the Moscow Sechenov University. Sechenov University is the oldest Russian educational institution for health and care. It has a large medical faculty and offers further life science-oriented courses of study.

Within two weeks, eight female and two male students of the still young "General Medicine" course of study at the Russian university gained insights not only into the fields of application of modern medical informatics, but also direct experience reports from users in the German and Swiss health care system.
While the first week of the Summer School at Reutlingen University focused on the theoretical possibilities of Big Data, Blockchain, Wearables and virtual reality, the second week of the program at the HTWG in Constance focused on application. "It brought me an incredible amount of benefit that we were able to hear the experiences of practitioners in the application," said a Russian student in retrospect. The versatile programme included a guided tour of the Constance Hospital by the head of radiology, Prof. Dr. Markus Juchems, and a lecture by Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Weitmann (photo), who, as a "tele-doctor" with a team of doctors, tested online consultation hours via e-mail at the University Hospital and researched the response of patients to the offer.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Seepold, who co-initiated and organised the Summer School, led the programme in Constance. "Our goal was to show the broad spectrum of possible applications of computer science in digital medicine and to provide an insight into future trends," he said. Prof. Dr. Christian Wache from the HTWG Health Informatics course of studies addressed the compatibility of medical data in a workshop, while PhD student Maksym Gaiduk presented the possibilities of non-invasive sleep research. Two students, who had already worked in the sleep laboratory in Russia themselves, tested the new applications on their own during the summer school. "The exchange of knowledge is a great benefit. Cooperation between universities worldwide will have to become a matter of course in view of the new developments. I am delighted to be able to participate," said one student.
The mixture of lectures, laboratory visits, excursions and practical workshops was so well received that a repetition was already being considered before the end of the Summer School. (aw)

Further information about the program:
https://uc-lab.in.htwg-konstanz.de/grss.html
Link to the article in German: https://www.htwg-konstanz.de/aktuelles/news/summerschool-blickt-auf-medizininformatik/

Caption: Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Weitmann worked at the University Hospital as a "tele-doctor" with a team of doctors, testing online consultation hours by e-mail and researching the response of patients to the offer. She presented her results during the German-Russian Summer School.

 
The Universities HTWG KonstanzReutlingen University and I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
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German-Russian Summer School

German-Russian Summer School (GRSS-18) on Medical Computer Science

The Universities HTWG Konstanz, Reutlingen University and I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University will hold their Summer School on September 9-23, 2018 in Germany.
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Objetive and Main Goals

The purpose of the Summer School is to learn about Information and Internet Technology in the frame of Digital Medicine. The Summer School will show a wide spectrum of theory and applications of current and future trends in medical computer science, including telemedicine, data science, cognitive systems, VR/AR, computer assisted operation rooms, medical information systems, blockchain, biotechnology, etc. The participants will a enjoy a mixture of lectures, visits to laboratories and external institutions as well as  hands-on practices.

 

Location

The Summer School will take place at the campus of HTWG Konstanz and Reutlingen University. 

  • Part 1: September 9-16, 2018 at Reutlingen University: Building 9, Room 9-005
  • Part 2: September 16-23, 2018 at HTWG Konstanz: Building O, Room O-202

 

Program German-Russian Summer School 2018

(Single events may change on short notice. Please check the current version on this website).

Reutlingen University (10.-14.09.)

Monday 10.09.2018

Hours

Room

Activity

Responsible

10-11

9-005

Welcome to the Summer School in Reutlingen

Welcome from the Dean of the School of Informatics, Prof. Kloos

Presentation of the participants

Presentation of the School of Informatics

Prof. Martínez

Prof. Kloos

11-12

9-005

Session: Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) and Telemedicine

Prof. Martínez

LUNCH

13-15

Several

Visits to IoT-Labs (AAL, SmartTextiles, Driving Simulator)
Visit to the Campus

Prof. Martínez

Th. Walzer (M.Sc.)

15-16

RIO

Visit to Reutlingen International Office (RIO)

Welcome from Prof. Veit, Director of RIO

Prof. Martínez

Prof. Veit

 

Tuesday 11.09.2018

Hours

Room

Activity

Responsible

10-11

9-005

Session: Introduction to Data Warehousing and Analytics

Prof. Petrov

11-12

DB-Lab

Visit to the Database-Lab

Prof. Petrov

LUNCH

13-14:30

9-005

Session: Steps towards the Intelligent Operating Room

Presentation of projects from the CaMed Research group (Computer Assisted Medicine)

Prof. Burgert

M. Wiemuth (M.Sc.)

14:30-15:30

MoCap-Lab

Session: Cognitive Systems

Visit to the Motion-Capture lab

Prof. Curio

S. Thalji (M.Sc.)

 

Wednesday 12.09.2018 

Hours

Room

Activity

Responsible

10-11

9-005

Session: Medical Information Systems for Intersectoral Care

Prof. Thies

11-12

9-005

Session: Mobile Health Apps

Prof. Martínez

12-13

9-005

Session: Computer Graphics and VR/AR

Prof. Kloos

LUNCH

14-15

 

Session: Study Programs in Biomedical Sciences and the BioMed Student Project Laboratory

Visit to the Faculty of Applied Chemistry

Prof. Kemkemer

15-

9-005

Session: Baden-Württemberg Health Cloud Project

Dr. Lucien Clin

 

Thursday 13.09.2018

Hours

Room

Activity

Responsible

10-11

9-005

Session: Wearables and Smart Textiles

Prof. Martínez

Th. Walzer (M.Sc.)

11-13

IoT-Lab

Hands-on workshop on Wearables

Th. Walzer (M.Sc.)

LUNCH

14-14:30

9-005

Session: Electrocardiogram Sensor Shirt

Prof. Martínez

14:30-15:30

9-005

Session: ECG Streaming over Bluetooth Low energy

M. Essich (Master student)

15:30-16

9-005

Session: Wearable Rapid Prototyping Platform

I. Leber (M.Sc.)

 

Friday 14.09.2018

Hours

Room

Activity

Responsible

10-12

9-005

Session: Blockchain

Prof. Coll-Mayor

12-13

VRLab

Visit to the Virtual Reality Lab

Prof. Tullius

LUNCH

14-15

9-005

Session: Soft Matter

Prof. Schilling

15-16:30

9-005

Visit to the (textile) tissue exhibition

Prof. Schilling

 

HTWG Konstanz (17.-21.09.)

Monday 17.09.2018

Hours

Room

Activity

Responsible

10-10.15

O-202

Welcome to HTWG Konstanz

Director of Academic Exchange

K. Blass

10:15-10:30

O-202

Presentation of the participants

Presentation of the Department of Computer Science

Prof. Seepold

10:30-13

O-202

Session: Stress Pattern Recognition

Prof. Seepold

LUNCH

14-

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Visits to the Klinikum Konstanz

Prof. Juchems

 

Tuesday 18.09.2018

Hours

Room

Activity

Responsible

10-10:15

O-202

Welcome from the President of HTWG

Prof. Manz

10-13

O-202

Session: Non-invasive Sleep Phase Detection

Prof. Seepold

 

LUNCH

14:00-

O-202

Session: Interoperability of medical data

Prof. Wache

 

Wednesday 19.09.2018 

Hours

Room

Activity

Responsible

10-13

F-128

Lab-Session: Introduction to Sleep Monitoring

M. Gaiduk (M.Sc.)
Prof. Seepold

LUNCH

14-

O-202

Session: Patient Empowerment through Medical Online Consultation - Current Knowledge of the University Hospital Zurich, eHealth

Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Weitmann

 

Thursday 20.09.2018

Hours

Room

Activity

Responsible

10-13

F-128

Lab-Session: Introduction to Sleep Monitoring

M. Gaiduk (M.Sc.)
Prof. Seepold

LUNCH

14-

F-128

Lab-Session: Introduction to Stress Detection

W.D. Scherz (M.Sc.)
Prof. Seepold

             

Friday .09.2018

Hours

Room

Activity

Responsible

10-13

F-128

Lab-Session: Introduction to Stress Detection

W.D. Scherz (M.Sc.)
Prof. Seepold

LUNCH

14-

F-128

Visit of HTWG-Lab, Solar Boat

Dr. A. Kirjuchin

             

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Pavel Kozhin (Sechenov University)
  • Prof. Dr. Natividad Martínez Madrid (Reutlingen University)
  • Prof. Dr. Georgiy Lebedev (Sechenov University)
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Seepold (HTWG Konstanz)

 

Members of the Faculty

  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Burgert (Reutlingen University)
  • Dr. Lucien Clin (University of Tübingen)
  • Prof. Dr. Debora Coll-Mayor (Reutlingen University)
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Juchems (Klinikum Konstanz)
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Kemkemer (Reutlingen University)
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Kloos (Reutlingen University)
  • Prof. Dr. Natividad Martínez Madrid (Reutlingen University)
  • Prof. Dr. Ilia Petrov (Reutlingen University)
  • Prof. Dr. Richard Schilling (Reutlingen University)
  • Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Weitmann (Medical Directorate, eHealth, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Seepold (HTWG Konstanz)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Thies (Reutlingen University)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriela Tullius (Reutlingen University)
  • Porf. Dr. Chirsitan Wache (HTWG Konstanz)

 

Further Teaching Staff and Laboratory Support

  • Michael Essich (Reutlingen University)
  • Maksym Gaiduk (HTWG Konstanz)
  • Alexander Kirjuchin (HTWG Konstanz)
  • Isabel Leber (Bosch)
  • Daniel Scherz (HTWG Konstanz)
  • Thomas Walzer (Reutlingen University)
  • Markus Wiemuth (Reutlingen University)
 

Organisation Committee 

  • Maksym Gaiduk (HTWG Konstanz)
  • Daniel Scherz (HTWG Konstanz)
  • Thomas Walzer (Reutlingen University)

 

Portrait of Faculty Members and Contributors to the Summer School

 

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Burgert (Reutlingen University)

Oliver Burgert is Professor at Reutlingen University for Medical Informatics. Currently, he is Vice Dean of the Faculty for Informatics and head of the Research Group „Computer Asssisted Medicine“. Oliver Burgert’s research interest is the intelligent operating room and optimization of the peri-operative area. In particular, he works on workflow guidance and situation awareness in the peri-operative field, modular system architectures for intra-operative systems, and application systems (surgical planning, image processing, …) built on top of those technologies. He has experience in Standardization and was responsible for several DICOM supplements.

 

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Dr. Lucien Clin (University of Tübingen)

Recently nominated project manager for the "bwHealthCloud" project at the University of Tübingen. Before, he was a research associate in the section of Medical Informatics at Reutlingen University, with 5 years experience working on healthcare system integration projects. Primary interests are health interoperability standards and associated technologies.

 

Debora Coll Mayor

Prof. Dr. Debora Coll-Mayor (Reutlingen University)

Prof. Coll-Mayor is Professor for distributed energy systems and her expertise lies on the application of new technologies in the integration of distributed generation. Prof. Coll-Mayor has a master degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD in electrical engineering. She worked as business developing manager and senior expert engineer before joining the University. Prof. Coll-Mayor has participated also in different standardization and regulation bodies in Germany in the field of integration of distributed resources in electrical grids and is active member of different committees such as the smart energy committee of the German electric and electronic commission or the  blockchain initiative of the association of energy market and communication. She has participated in numerous project for developing innovative solutions in this field.

 

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Prof. Dr. Uwe Kloos (Reutlingen University)

Uwe Kloos is Professor for Computer Graphics and Visualization at Reutlingen University. He is also the Dean of the School for Informatics. Before he worked a couple of years at Hewlett-Packard and was responsible for the operation of worldwide distributed IT-infrastructure. His research focus is on working with and in Collaborative Virtual Environments. Together with a colleague he is responsible for the VRlab at Reutlingen University. The lab is a member of the Virtual Dimension Center (VDC), the largest VR-network in Germany.

 

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Prof. Dr. Ralf Kemkemer (Reutlingen University)

Professor for biophysics and biomaterials at Reutlingen University since 2012. Extensive research experience in biomaterials, cellular biophysics and biomedical sciences with co-affliation at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (Group Leader). Industry experience in photonics and developing of optical devices.

 

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Prof. Dr. habil. Natividad Martínez Madrid (Reutlingen University)

Natividad Martínez Madrid is Director of the Laboratory Internet of Things and ot the the AAL-Living Lab at Reutlingen University. She is IEEE Member of EMC and member of the Steering Group for Smart Home&Living at the cluster lauched be the Ministry for Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg (Germany). Natividad is Vice-Dean for International Relationships of the University. She has more than 100 articles and several books published in the scientific research community. She has been coordinator of national and international research projects. Her research interests include the areas of Internet of Things, biomedical computing and Ambient Assisted Living.

 

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Prof. Dr. Ilia Petrov (Reutlingen University)

Ilia Petrov is a Professor at Reutlingen University since 2012, where he chairs the Data Management Lab. His research focus is on high-performance data management and analytics and database systems on modern hardware technologies. He has worked on data management and Business Intelligence at SAP. Ilia Petrov holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

 

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Dr. Sabine Schmidt-Weitmann (Medical Directorate, eHealth, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland)

Consultant at the University Hospital Zurich/Switzerland, eHealth. Fifteen years of experience in telemedicine and lecturer at the University Zurich, Faculty of Medicine. Main focus of research includes the acceptance and feasibility of virtual patient consultation of different types of information and communication technologies including the telemonitoring of vital data. The evaluation of the effects on the health literacy of patients are of special interest.

 

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Prof. Dr. Ralf Seepold (HTWG Konstanz)

Ralf Seepold is Professor for Ubiquitous Computing at HTWG Konstanz. Ralf is Director of the Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory at HTWG where the main research lines are: Biomedical Computing, Mobile Computing, Smart Home & Living and Automotive Computing. He is Member of  IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, member of the Working Group Telemedicine in the German Sleep Society (DGSM), Steering Group Member and Founding Member for the Smart Home&Living Society and Coordinator of the Working Group ‘Modularity’. Ralf is leader of the Home Health Living Lab project and scientific advisor for the Online Learning Environment for the Electronic healthcare project.

 

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Prof. Dr. Christian Thies (Reutlingen University)

Christian Thies recieved his degree in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform., 2001) and doctoral degree (2007) from the RWTH Aachen University. From 2006 until 2008 he worked as a research associate at the institute of neuroscience and medicine of the Jülich Research Centre. He was head of development and product management at ixmid GmbH, Cologne from 2009 until 2012. Since 2012 he is professor for medical informatics at Reutlingen University in Reutlingen.

 

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Prof. Dr. Gabriela Tullius (Reutlingen University)

Gabriela Tullius is a Professor for Interactive and Collaborative Systems at Reutlingen University. Her interests are generally User Experience (UX) and Information Visualization. Her research focusses on collaborative systems such as working in collaborative virtual environments (CVE) and computer supported interactive learning (and teaching) environments (CSILT). Together with Uwe Kloos she is responsible for the virtual reality lab (VRlab).

 

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Prof. Dr. Christian Wache (HTWG Konstanz) 

Christian Wache is Professor of Health Informatics with focus on Medical Informatics at the HTWG Constance, where he teaches among others "Clinical Information Systems" and "Telemedicine and eHealth". Before, he worked as a consultant at iSOFT Health GmbH and was responsible for the entire international product range as a member of management at MEIERHOFER AG. He is active in various committees, e.g. deputy head of the GMDS working group "Information Systems in Health Care (KIS)" or in the DMEA congress advisory board.

 

Informatics inside

Human-Centered Computing

Reutlingen, May 2018. Computer science students of the University of Reutlingen in the program Human-Centered Computing organize each spring the conference "Informatics Inside", in which current and exciting work in the field of computer science as well as interdisciplinary are presented.

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