AME: Project Examples


Overview of project-examples of the AME-departments:






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Projects of the department
CVE – Cardiovascular Engineering

ECCOR To close this temporal gap between the diagnosis of a carbon monoxide intoxication and the HBO therapy, a system for the elimination of carbon monoxide will be developed.
Ghost Cells

Ghost cells are red blood cells, also called erythrocytes, which have a lower concentration of the red blood pigment, also called hemoglobin, after a controlled lysis. With the help of calcium-loaded ghost cells and a fluorescent indicator in the sourrounding liquid, a spatially resolved measurement of the destruction of red blood cells, also called hemolysis, is possible to quantify for the first time.

HOC Surf

In the context of the HOC-Surf project, we investigate the applicability of the plasmaelectrolytic oxidation treatment for manufacturing cost-efficient and particular hemocompatible ceramic surfaces under the conditions of a ventricular assist device.

Oberflächenstrukturierung Improving the hemocompatibility of polyurethane by means of surface structuring

Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD, supports the development process of oxygenators significantly. Aim of this project is to develop the numerical model further, as well as to validate it in vitro.

Polyvalve Polymeric Prosthetic Heart Valve for Life
ProtEmbo Development and testing of a novel embolic protection device.
PulmoStent (Part CVE) Biohybrid stent for the treatment of airway stenoses

Development of a fully implantable total artificial heart that functions without any connection through the skin

The CVE-Research in detail

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Projects of the Department

RPE – Rehabilitation and Prevention Engineering



Development of a smart orthotic device to improve Movement capacity of patients suffering from spasticity.


Development of a robot-based rehabilitation system enabling individualized rehabilitation which can be performed autonomously by the patient.

Dyneva Examination of the effect of a dynamic flexion-orthosis on the activation of the low back muscles.
HSR-EMG Non-invasive assessment of single motor unit activity enabling diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders free of pain.
Early diagnosis of movement disorders Development of a non-invasive procedure which supports the objective and quantitative evaluation of the spontaneous motor activity of babies.
Movement Analysis of upper extremities Development of methods and procedures to analyze freely performed movements of the upper extremities.
Gait Analysis Development of novel methods to quantify the quality of gait.
Detection of limping Development of an ambulatory system allowing to analyse quality of gait

Detailed description of RPE research activities

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Projects of the Department
BEE – Biophysical & Education Engineering


Blended Assessments

With support from the Stifterverband, this project figures out whether and how digital media ought to be integrated on classic testing scenarios

Problem Based Practical Courses

PBL scenarios have been implemented in university education for almost 50 years now. With small but important format changes, the concept also works for the learning of practical skills.

Electronic Assessments

After having developed this project for more than a decade, it was transferred to the department “Medien für die Lehre“. Every faculty of the RWTH Aachen University is now able and entitled to use e-assessments.

Revealing textile implants with MR

In order to avoid post-operative complications and to plan follow-up operations, a technique is developed that makes textile implants visible with MR technique.
How to detect the distribution of magnetic nanoparticles in textile implants By using a magnetic force microscope, the distribution of magnetic nanoparticles within textile implants can be measured with outstanding accuracy.

BEE-Research in detail

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Projectes of the Department
BioTex - Biohybrid & Medical Textiles


The approach of the project regarding the fibre formation is the development of a bi-component spinning process that enables the spatially defined incorporation of microgels into PLA fibres.

PulmoStent Development a biohybrid stent, PulmoStent, for treatment of airway stenoses.

BioTex-Research in detail

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Project of the Department
SCM – Science Management


mi-mappa A new integrative competence model of medical engineering based to be used with data mining algorithms has been conceptualized by the Department of Science Management.

Update of the trend- and innovation monitoring, in short TIM, for the medical industry in North Rhine-Westphalia


Specialized consortia developed innovative systems and solutions for cardiovascular therapy. The individual adaptation of medical devices and systems to the pathological needs of patients have been implemented in seven R&D projects.

SCM-Research in Detail