News Biosensors & Smart Medical Devices

  • Sars-CoV-2 infection causes thrombocytes to attach to the blood platelets. This creates cell aggregates in the bloodstream.

    TUM researchers develop rapid test for severe infections

    Risk of serious COVID-19 infection can now be predicted

    29 November 2023 | Researchers have developed a method for assessing the number and structure of aggregated blood platelets that can potentially help quantify the risk of a severe COVID-19 infection.

  • Prof. Dr. Werner Hemmert and Dr. Siwei Bai are developing computer models to better understand and simulate the hearing process with cochlea implants.

    DFG funding for research on cochlear implants

    Computer models to improve hearing implants

    20 July 2023 | Prof. Werner Hemmert and his team are researching the hearing process with cochlear implants (CI). They are developing computer models to investigate which information passes from the CI to the nervous system.

  • Doctoral candidate Lukas Hiendlmeier working on the self-folding electrodes. Image: Andreas Heddergott / TUM

    Self-folding electrodes stimulate fine nerves

    4D printing for nerve stimulation

    17 July 2023 | An international research team has developed flexible electrodes that fold themselves around thin nerves upon contact with moisture. They are produced with 4D printing technology.

  • Checking the cells on multi-electrode arrays under the microscope at the Space Station Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center.

    Experiment from TUM student initiative WARR space labs on the ISS

    "Our box flies by up there every 90 minutes"

    21 April 2023 | Experiment from TUM student initiative WARR space labs on the ISS

  • Prof. Gordon Cheng is researching how insights from robotics and neuroscience can be combined - in order to build better robots and to help humans. Funded by an ERC Advanced Grant, he now wants to develop an exoskeleton for people with paralysis.

    Project STROLL: Soft exoskeleton for people with paralysis

    ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Prof. Dr. Cheng

    30 March 2023 | Prof. Gordon Cheng is awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his project STROLL. He wants to develop a soft exoskeleton for people with paralysis.

  • The image shows a flexible electrode that is connected to a nerve. The nerve is represented as a purple colored tube. The electrode consists of six circular metal parts each equipped with a small tip that goes into the nerve. A metallic conducting track leads to any of these electrode ends. The tracks are embedded in a transparent band.

    Collaboration between NTT Research and the Technical University of Munich

    Developing flexible electrodes for medical applications

    3 Aug 2020 | Collaboration between the neuorelectronics group at the MSB and the Medical and Health Informatics (MEI) Lab at NTT Research launched.

  • Prof. Dr. Werner Hemmert and Dr. Siwei Bai have developed a computer model which predicts the neuronal activation patterns that cochlea implants create in the auditory nerve. Image: Andreas Heddergott / TUM

    Computer model shows neuronal activation patterns in the inner ear

    Research towards improved cochlear implants

    6 March 2020 |  Researchers at TUM have developed a computer model which predicts the neuronal activation patterns that the implant creates in the auditory nerve fibers. 

  • Oliver Hayden during his Campus Talk (Image: ARD alpha Campus Talks)

    MSB-PI Oliver Hayden in TV Feature „Campus Talks“

    Blood – Cellular Biomarkers for Clincial Routine

    27 Feb 2020 | Oliver Hayden explains his research on cellular biomarkers from blood and their use for clinical routines in the ARD alpha TV series „Campus Talks“

  • Werner Hemmert, Professor of Bio-inspired Information Processing at TUM

    3D computer models improve cochlear implant design

    07 October 2019 | A team of researchers led by MSB-PI Werner Hemmert have applied the latest computer modelling techniques to create better cochlear implants (CIs).