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Welcome to the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics at the TU Ilmenau

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (BMTI) is working in the field of research and development of technique-oriented methods and systems for early detection, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation in medicine. The BMTI was certified according to the "System der Qualitätssicherung in der Ausbildung der Gütegemeinschaft der Medizintechnik (GGMT)" and is the first educational institution receiving the RAL seal of quality. The new bachelor and master degree programs "Biomedical Engineering" were introduced in the year 2005. Biomedical Engineering is technology for life. In cooperation with medical partners it directly affects the human health and develops new methods for detection and treatment of diseases and implements them in medical technologies.

The TU Ilmenau has a long and successful tradition in the field of biomedical engineering. Already in the year of 1953 the Institute of Electromedical and Radiological Engineering was established at the former “Hochschule für Elektrotechnik” (HfE), which was the first university institute in Europe that introduced an on-campus program of Biomedical Engineering.

Research news of the BMTI

Photography of discharge on the head phantom.

Lightning is a natural phenomenon in the field of high voltage discharges where high voltages and transient currents occur instantaneously. A lightning strike to the body especially to the head represents the most severe case ... more

René Machts, Alexander Hunold, Christian Drebenstedt, Michael Rock, Carsten Leu, Jens Haueisen:
Experimental Application of Lightning Currents to a Human Head Phantom

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
B. Németh (Ed.): ISH 2019, LNEE 599, pp. 763–772, 2020.

Contact:        Prof, Jens Haueisen
                      Dr.-Ing. René Machts

Graphical abstract of the publication summarizing the investigated materials, the measurement technology, the conductivity results and introducing the design of the head phantom.

Assessments of source reconstruction procedures in electroencephalography and computations of transcranial electrical stimulation profiles require verification and validation with the help of ground truth configurations as implemented by physical head phantoms. more

Alexander Hunold, René Machts, Jens Haueisen:
Head phantoms for bioelectromagnetic applications: a material study

BioMed Eng OnLine (2020) 19:87

Contact:  Alexander Hunold Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Haueisen

Fluorescence lifetime imaging ophthalmoscopy (FLIO) has developed as a new diagnostic tool in ophthalmology. more

Dietrich Schweitzer, Jens Haueisen, Jakob L. Brauer, Martin Hammer, Matthias Klemm:
Comparison of algorithms to suppress artifacts from the natural lens in fluorescence lifetime imaging ophthalmoscopy (FLIO)

Biomedical Optics Express Vol. 11, Issue 10, pp. 5586-5602 (2020)

Contact: Dr.-Ing. Matthias Klemm

Fluorescence intensity (A and B) and fluorescence lifetimes (C, D, and E) before cataract surgery (A, C, and D), and after cataract surgery (B and E). C (M2) and E (Reference) show the mean fluorescence lifetime τm,all using three exponential components while D (M1) shows τm,12 using only the first two exponential components. There is a good correspondence between τm,all after cataract surgery with τm,12 before cataract surgery. The color scaling is identical for all fluorescence lifetimes.