Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Smart emergency scheme for people with dementia

People with dementia exhibit many far-reaching changes of conduct. Embarrassment, fear, and reduced orientation ability decrease their degree of independence and social inclusion. The QuartrBack project coordinated by the ...

Neuroscience

Speech recognition from brain activity

Speech is produced in the human cerebral cortex. Brain waves associated with speech processes can be directly recorded with electrodes located on the surface of the cortex. It has now been shown for the first time that is ...

Medical research

Live adaptation of organ models in the OR

During minimally invasive operations, a surgeon has to trust the information displayed on the screen: A virtual 3D model of the respective organ shows where a tumor is located and where sensitive vessels can be found. Soft ...

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 ...

Medical research

KIT researchers develop artificial bone marrow

Artificial bone marrow may be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells. A prototype has now been developed by scientists of KIT, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, and Tübingen University. The ...

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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New translation system for humanitarian assistance

The success of a psychiatric or psychotherapeutic treatment decisively depends on the quality of communication between the therapist and patient. In the case of refugees, this communication is often impeded by language barriers. ...

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