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Head of Institute:
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Dössel 
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Werner Nahm


Postal address:
Kaiserstr. 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Visitor / Delivery address:
Building 30.33
Fritz-Haber-Weg 1
76131 Karlsruhe

Fon: +49 721 608-42650
Fax: +49 721 608-42789
E-Mail: infoUup8∂ibt kit edu

Presentations

Mr. Daniel Berwanger:
"Automatic Optical Estimation of Vessel Diameter and Lenght Based on Preprocessed Segmentations"

(Bachelor thesis)
Date: 16.Nov.2018 16:00 h 

Ms. Olga Molchanova:
"Development and Characterization of a SD-OCT System for Imaging Scattering Samples"

(Master thesis)
Date: 25.10.2018 14:00 h

Place: IBT library, building 30.33, room 517

Workshop "Integrated Heart Model"
Poster

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Engineering for Health

Welcome to the web page of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBT) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). For more than 50 years we have been active in research and teaching in the field of biomedical engineering.

In interdisciplinary projects together with medical doctors and medical industry, we investigate new technical systems that help to diagnose diseases earlier and more accurately as well as systems that make therapies more successful.

The main focus of the research program of Prof. Dr. Olaf Dössel is the analysis of biosignals from the heart (ECG and electrograms), the imaging of electrophysiological sources in the heart (ECG imaging). Moreover, we are working on impedance tomography for lung perfusion and hypothermia in stroke patients [more].

The area of research of Prof. Dr. Werner Nahm's group is optical systems in medicine and life sciences. Current projects are focussing on surgical visualization and optical diagnosis [more].

The group of Dr. Axel Loewe develops computational models of the heart and applies them to cardiological problems. We focus on cardiac electrophysiology and elastomechanics to contribute to answer clinical questions such as the genesis of e.g. cardiac arrhythmias and appropriate treatment strategies [more].

 

NEWS

Invitation

Dear students,
we invite you to participate in the industry block course "Business Innovation in Optics and Photonics" on smart mobile solutions for optical applications.
The participation in this course brings you into direct contact with renowned business leaders and received amazing feedback from former participants.
Inform yourself about the contents during the info session on Oct. 22nd at 11:30 am in building 20.30, SR -1.008 (UG) 
About the content:
The lecture is instructed and presented by external innovation specialists of Research & Development, business and management departments of the KSOP premium partner ZEISS. You will be introduced to the translation of innovative technologies into business & work in groups to create a new business idea!
​At the end of the course, you will present your new business idea in front of the lecturers, R&D and innovation managers of ZEISS.
This year it will be conducted as block course after the end of the lecture period in February. The date is going to be announced during the info session
For Master students this course counts as a Key Competence Module. For PhD students this course counts as a Key Competence Module in the KSOP PhD Program.

Registration:
Please register for the info session with Ady Naber (ady.naber@partner.kit.edu).
Further details on the registration for the course are announced in the info session. 

DGBMT 2018
IBT strongly represented at the Conference of the Society of Biomedical Engineering 2018 in Aachen

The annual conference of the Society of Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT) 2018 took place in Aachen.
Among a lot of scientific contributions, the IBT was represented with 16 contributions and was one of the strongest groups at the annual conference. Furthermore, Armin Müller and Tamara Wirth won the 7th and 8th prize in the student competition of the DGBMT.

IBT News 2018-10-08
Campus Report podcast features IBT

A step towards personalized medicine and more effective treatments that’s what computer simulation of atrial fibrillation promise. The Computational Cardiac Modeling group at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of KIT works towards a mathematical formulation of the heart’s function and its realistic representation in computational models. The head of the group, Dr. Axel Loewe, reports about the work in this week’s Campus Report podcast.

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Preis Patientensicherheit
Patient Safety Award

IBT scientists Axel Loewe and Olaf Dössel won the Patient Safety Award (2nd place) together with clinical collaborators from University Heart Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen. The honored study introduces two novel ECG-based approaches for real-time assessment of success of catheter ablation to terminate perimitral flutter. Perimitral flutter is an atrial arrhythmia, which occurs frequently subsequent to ablation for atrial fibrillation. The methods were thoroughly evaluated using medical engineering simulations and put to test in a clinical study comprising a validation cohort. In the future, the methods can be implemented in clinical mapping devices. The suggested measures to assess success of ablation have great potential to significantly increase patient safety through shorter invasive procedures as well as higher success rates and therefore a smaller number of redo procedures.

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Nairn_D
New research assistant at IBT

We welcome Miss Deborah Nairn as a research assistant starting October 2018. Her research will focus on identifying low voltage areas to guide atrial fibrillation therapy. This consists of identifying the relationship between bipolar voltage during sinus rhythm and ongoing AF. She aims to develop a robust method to pinpoint diseased tissue based on bipolar voltage taking into consideration different confounding factors.  
Miss Nairn completed her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Aberdeen and Master’s degree in Data Science for Decision Making at Maastricht University. Her research topics focused on comparing state of the art ECG T-wave detection algorithms and building a signal-based dynamic model to detect ischemia and describe the progression over time.

CinC_Poster
Successful participation in Computing in Cardiology (CinC) conference

Members of IBT presented 3 scientific contributions at the CinC conference in Maastricht, Netherlands. The contribution "Electro-Mechanical Delay in the Human Heart: A Study on a Simple Geometry" was honored with a price for the poster presentation. Furthermore, members of IBT were involved in the organisation of the conference being session chairs and organizers of the hackathon for inverse problem at this conference.