R&D Engagement and Science Communication

The Institute's research addresses the rapidly increasing complexity in healthcare. The amount of medical data available and the growing number of treatment options create increasing complexity that needs to be managed in everyday medical practice. We want to achieve better patient outcomes and support medical professionals in their demanding everyday tasks to act more precisely and efficiently in the networked future. The digital extension of human decision-making processes is not perfect and has its shortcomings just as much as purely human procedures. 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 visualize, explain, and help manage this complexity. 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. Thereby, we are opening our R&D and integrating artists and scholars in the humanities. Our focus is on inclusive, 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 our scientists. We are committed to raising awareness about the influence of digital transformation on health care. The aims are:

  • making the outcome and impact of our R&D accessible
  • bolstering digital sovereignty for cooperating partners, universities, schools, employees, the media, and the broader public
  • fostering the engagement with and ownership of future technology
  • stimulating critical dialog within society about the impact of new technology 
  • creating meaningful interactions between diverse players in society and STEM scientists in digital medicine

Engagement is a two-way process involving attention and interaction for mutual understanding and benefit. We aim to support evidence-based discussions by learning and co-creating 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

Collaborative Production

We are research partner of the artists Marshmallow Laser Feast (UK) creating the immersive artwork ‘The Tides Within Us’ 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Artist Residency STEAM Imaging III

by Fraunhofer MEVIS, jointly hosted 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

 

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

Medical Web Applications, Computer Scientist

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

Phone +49 421 218-59242

Contact Press / Media

Sabrina Haase

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

Phone +49 421 218-59221