Research

Research

AMT uses engineering technologies originally developed for industrial applications and transfers these to medical applications. This leads to new approaches in assisting medical staff during daily acitivties. The foundation of these approaches is a model of the patient and the process of medical care. Partly automation can lead to an increase of efficiency and safety of the treatment.

Reasearch Areas

The research activities of AMT are currently threefold:

 

Robotic Assistance Systems Nutrition and physical function in older adults

The Robotic Assistance Systems group develops intelligent, space-based solutions that, through the use of mechatronic systems, provide support for coping with everyday situations through close human-robot interaction.

Firstly, the need for support and the situational context have to be identified. Based on this, the aim is to offer targeted, intuitively controllable and at the same time expectant support actions at the right time in the right place.

The technical challenges lie in situational and environmental awareness, activity recognition and the derivation of cooperation strategies, as well as motion and trajectory planning.

Especially for elderly and very old people, the detection and assessment of nutritional status and physical function are important components in nutritional and physiotherapy.

Age-related nutritional problems such as malnutrition or obesity, as well as changes in body composition, affect the diet physical performance. In this context, in a continuous process, the need for technology to assess nutritional status, body composition and physical function is identified, subsequently tested and evaluated and, where appropriate, used in the field of risk assessment as well as therapy.

 

 

(Changed: 2021-12-20)