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Osteoporosis

Individualized Therapy for Patients with Osteoporosis

More than six million people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. The disease is characterized by chronic bone resorption, leading to frequent fractures as a...
integrated sensors

Interactive Shutter Eyeglasses to Replace Eyepatch Therapy

The standard treatment for so-called lazy eye (amblyopia) in children is to cover the nonimpaired eye with a patch. This trains the impaired eye...
biofuel

Biofuel from a Container

Previously unexploited organic waste can be converted into biofuel, with technology developed by researchers from the EU BIOGO project.More than four billion tons of...
Aspergillus fungi

Producing Everyday Products with Fungi

Most detergents, cosmetics, and clothes, to name just a few products, are manufactured using petroleum, making such everyday items anything but eco-friendly. It is...
polyurethane foams

Reliably Simulating Polyurethane Foams

Polyurethane foams – PU foams for short – play a big role in our everyday lives, even if we are generally not aware of...
replacement implant

No Chance for Bacteria on Implants

Hip and dental implant operations are routine. But not entirely risk-free. They may result in infection that is difficult to control with oral or...
Arachnophobia

Treating the Fear of Spiders with Augmented Reality

Arachnophobia is the technical term for the fear of spiders. Approximately 3.5 to 6.1 percent of the population suffer from this phobia. Exposure therapy...
multidrug-resistant pathogens

Quick Identification of Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens

If doctors diagnose a patient with blood poisoning, the patient will immediately be administered a broad-spectrum antibiotic. In many cases, however, the drug is...
smart printing

Smart Printing: Power Generating Films and Luminescent Glass

New inks for inkjet printers make it possible to print organic displays or solar cells on film and glass for the use in architecture,...
networked sensors

Fraunhofer Solves Networked Sensors‘ Energy Problems

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing steadily. An enormous number of networked nodes collecting, evaluating and converging data in a network is therfore...
Smart alarm

Smart Alarm System Recognizes Attempted Break-Ins

There is a huge selection of glass break detectors on the market. Although these detectors reliably trigger an alarm when window panes break, they...
stem cell

Laboratory in a Bag

Human stem cells are considered a major new hope in the field of medicine. In the future, it is expected that they will make...
cables

Simple, Rapid Determination of Cable Properties

Trying to fit all the necessary cables into a car is anything but an easy task. Simulations can be helpful, but the properties of...
electronics

Biodegradable Electronics

Under the direction of the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, an in-house Fraunhofer project for development of biodegradable...
renewables

Using Elastomer Films To Generate Electricity

Water is still the most important source of renewable energy in Bavaria, Germany, accounting for some 33 percent of all renewable energy produced in...
fluorescence scanner

Detecting Impurities on 3D Components

Impurities adhering to the surface of components can cause problems in later stages of the production process – or even make the entire component...
microchannel cooler

Higher Processor Performance with Microchannel Cooler

One of the limiting factors for the computing power of processors is the operating temperature. As part of the CarriCool project under the aegis...
maintenance technology

Machinery That Repairs Itself

In the EU-funded project SelSus, Fraunhofer scientists are collaborating in a consortium with partners from research and industry to develop maintenance technology capable of...
drug capsules

Spray Drying: Perfect Dosing Thanks to Drug Capsules

Instant coffee and powdered milk are produced by spray drying. Fraunhofer researchers have adapted this technique to the tricky question of incorporating insoluble substances...
lupine protein

Perfect for Athletes and Health Aficionados: The Lupine Protein Beverage

The beverage market in the health, sports and wellness sector is continually coming up with new products. Now, researchers at Fraunhofer have developed a...