AME: Project Examples
Overview of project-examples of the AME-departments:
Projects of the department
CVE – Cardiovascular Engineering
|3DLung||3D-printed Membranes for Artificial Lungs|
|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.|
|EndOxy||Development of a biohybrid artificial lung|
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.
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|
|OxyBench||Testbed for implantable Lungs|
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
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|
Projects of the Department
BEE – Biophysical & Education Engineering
|With support from the Stifterverband, this project figures out whether and how digital media ought to be integrated on classic testing scenarios|
|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.|
|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.|
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.|
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.