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Bioelektromagnetische Sensorik und Bildgebung

Project description

Many people in old age suffer from neurological or cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks or strokes. These diseases represent both a massive restriction of the quality of life of the individual and an enormous social and economic problem. Bioelectromagnetic methods are essential for clinical diagnostics in neurology and cardiology and have enormous potential for personalized medical care.
The goal of the BASIs project is the research, development and validation of new sensor technologies and signal analysis methods, which provide the basis for new possibilities in diagnostics and personalized medicine.
The Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (BMTI) is a world leader in the development of a new class of bioelectrical sensors, the dry electrodes. The Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) Jena is the world leader in quantum and optically pumped magnetometers. Both sensor types are ideally suited for use in personalized medicine. The Department of Neurology of the UKJ is a leader in the field of stroke and neurorehabilitation. These expertises are to be combined for a new diagnostic system.
The new sensors offer a higher sensitivity, small size and can be arranged flexibly, offering completely new possibilities for signal acquisition and analysis. Therefore, completely new research questions arise, such as the optimization of the sensor arrangement, the combination of electrical and magnetic measurements and methods for the spatial-temporal decomposition of multidimensional data. The new techniques must also be validated, which is achieved by phantom measurements and comparisons with conventional measurement systems.

Project partners

Leibnitz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V., Jena

Unternehmensbeirat für 2015 FGR 0085:



  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Dick, Forschungsleiter, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena
  • Klaus Schellhorn, Geschäftsführer, Neuroconn GmbH, Ilmenau
  • Matthias Meyer, Geschäftsführer, Supracon AG, Jena
  • Rüdiger Horn, Geschäftsführer, Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Ilmenau
  • Christoph Müller, Geschäftsführer, warmX GmbH, Apolda


  • Roland Eichardt, Daniel Strohmeier, Alexander Hunold, Jens Haueisen, Gregor Oelsner, Christian B. Schmidt, Volkmar Schultze, and Uwe Graichen. Sensitivity studies and optimization of arrangements of optically-pumped magnetometers in simulated magnetoencephalography. In Proceedings of the XV-th International Workshop on Optimization and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetism, 11–13 September, Hall in Tirol, Austria, 2018.
  • Roland Eichardt, Daniel Strohmeier, Alexander Hunold, Jens Haueisen, Gregor Oelsner, Christian B. Schmidt, Volkmar Schultze, and Uwe Graichen. Sensitivity evaluations of new optically-pumped magnetometers in simulated magnetoencephalography. Presentation at the 21st International Conference on Biomagnetism, 26 – 30 August, Philadelphia, United States of America, 2018.
  • Uwe Graichen, Roland Eichardt, and Jens Haueisen. Estimating the spatial frequency response of realistic head models. Presentation at the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 3–8 June, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018.