Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Neuroscience

Navigation system of brain cells decoded

The human brain contains roughly 100 billion neurons. Information among them is transmitted via a complex network of nerve fibers. Hardwiring of most of this network takes place before birth according to a genetic blueprint, ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Smart knee bandage for relief of arthrosis patients

"Anthrokinemat," a smart knee bandage, is intended to support arthrosis patients in determining the right amount of daily exercise. All relevant data on the strains of the joints are collected and transferred to the patient's ...

Health

Sensors help to prevent falls

More than one third of all over-65s in Germany are at acute risk of falling. Electrical engineers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) want to remedy this with new sensor technology that looks at movement and the environment, ...

Cardiology

Longest ECG ever measured non-invasively

Patients suffering from cardiac diseases may rapidly become emergencies. Then, seconds decide about life and death. However, many cardiac diseases are announced several months before. Symptoms are simply overlooked. A long-term ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus reproduction number estimated more precisely

In the pandemic, researchers watch the reproduction number. However, this important number is subject to uncertainties. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) now present a method to estimate the reproduction ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Motion analysis to detect arthrosis

Arthrosis  is excessive wear of joints beyond the usual age-related degeneration. For this reason, about 150,000 Germans are provided with an artificial knee joint every year. Early diagnosis and corresponding therapies ...

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