R&D Engagement and Science Communication

Interactive, aesthetic, and participatory public engagement and science communication: towards an accessible and diverse research and development landscape. The Institute's scientists are committed to raising awareness about how digital medicine and related STEM sciences influence healthcare. They develop experiential SciArt projects to stimulate critical dialog and ownership of new technologies, reach new audiences and foster a diverse future R&D landscape. The digital extension of human decision-making processes is not perfect and has its limits just as much as purely human interactions. It is a matter of uniting the specific capabilities of both worlds and adapting technological processes to human needs and abilities. Human-centered digitalization can explain, visualize and help manage complexities. Our concern is to make these new procedures understandable and accessible in our science communication. We also address topics artistically, utilizing or uniting digital medical image data, anatomical-medical illustration, and volume renderings to develop visuals and illustrate the R&D performed at the Institute. Our focus is on diverse, life-long education, collaborative production, and scientifically inspired art. Laypersons and experts are invited to get involved, learn, and exchange ideas eye-to-eye with the scientists. Engagement is a two-way process involving attention and interaction for mutual understanding and benefit. The aims are:

  • making the outcome and impact of R&D accessible and stimulating critical dialog within society
  • fostering diverse and equal ownership of future technology
  • bolstering digital sovereignty for cooperating partners, universities, schools, employees, the media, and the broader public
  • creating meaningful interactions between diverse players in society and STEM scientists in digital medicine
  • shaping the future of digital medicine with the next generation of scientists
  • promoting "first-in-family" academics
  • supporting evidence-based discussions by learning and co-creation to build confidence in digital medicine and related STEM sciences
 

Young Researchers

Scientific Education

Did you always wanted to know how the work of a researcher looks like? Do an internship? Want to participate in the programs and events we offer?

 

Educate Everybody

Scientific Education

We take you on a journey through the world of digital medicine and the associated STEM topics

 

Students

Scientific Education

Activities & assignments. Continuity from internship to master thesis is possible

 

The Tides Within Us & EVOLVER

Collaborative Production

We are research partner of the artists Marshmallow Laser Feast (UK)

 

Hybrid Online and On-site Experiences

The Tides Within Us

Visit our partners, science museums and galleries on site and participate in in-depth workshops and lectures online

 

Artist Residency STEAM Imaging IV

by Fraunhofer MEVIS, in collaboration with Ars Electronica; Partner of the European Platform for Digital Humanism

“Networking the stakeholders helps exponentiate research success. Opening research and development to society implies that expert knowledge is handled responsibly. Fraunhofer MEVIS stimulates critical dialogue in the public realm about new technologies in digital medicine and creates understanding and acceptance within society with this valuable transfer.”

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, University of Bremen, Rector

 

Online Learning Tools

Driven by our research activities we develop online learning tools for online and on-site activities that are adaptable for different ages, aspects and target groups

 

Moving Images & Immersive Experiences

Collaborative Production

Based on Real Medical Data

 

Awards & Honors

 

 

Jury Mention for Storyscapes Award, Tribeca Festival 2022

Honorary Mention, STARTS Prize 2021

Industry Award for Best Infographic,
Raw Science Film Festival 2019

Industry Award for Best Immersive Media,
Raw Science Film Festival 2018

 

Artist Residency STEAM Imaging III

by Fraunhofer MEVIS, jointly hosted with Ars Electronica; Partner of the European Platform for Digital Humanism

 

Our Own Artistic Works

The MEVIS team creates its own artistic works and cooperates with international artists.

The Beauty of Blood Flow Analysis, Winner Industry Award for Best Immersive Media, Raw Science Film Festival 2018, CA, USA

 

Medical Interactive Exhibits

Collaborative Production

Based on Real Medical Data

 

Science Meets Film & Fiction

Exploring sustainable forms of cooperation and promoting a mutual understanding and learning in workshops about narrative design and digital medicine

"Great visualization, sophisticated, cutting edge technologies and fore and foremost clinically valuable information"

 

Dr. Dirk Simon, Siemens Digital Factory, about our 3D short movies

Expert to Expert Communication

Interdisciplinarity plays an essential role in digital medicine. In our projects, we bring together experts from different STEM fields, integrating the arts and humanities, to develop tools and demonstrators for education and communication

 

Artist Residency STEAM Imaging

Collaborative Production

Artists, school students and scientists explore digital medicine together

 

Press Information, Institute News & Media Contact


The Beauty of Blood Flow Analysis

This short movie shows the dynamic reconstruction of the blood flow of a healthy human heart. New imaging methods for flow visualizations as shown are integrated into software assistants to help doctors determine how the blood flow changes due to heart diseases without using a catheter. They help calculate how the blood pressure and shear forces on the wall of the blood vessels change for patients with heart valve problems. Additional patient-specific numerical flow simulations could help estimate the benefits provided by a new heart valve before an intervention.  

Contact Press / Media

Bianka Hofmann

Contact R&D Engagement, Science Communication, Press & Media Work

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS
Max-von-Laue-Str. 2
28359 Bremen

Phone +49 421 218-59231

Fax +49 421 218-9859231

Contact Press / Media

Alexander Köhn

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS
Max-von-Laue-Str. 2
28359 Bremen

Phone +49 421 218-59242

Contact Press / Media

Sabrina Haase

Contact R&D Engagement

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS
Max-von-Laue-Str. 2
28359 Bremen

Phone +49 421 218-59221

Contact Press / Media

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Günther

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS
Max-von-Laue-Str. 2
28359 Bremen

Phone +49 421 218-59006