Medizintechnik & Bildverarbeitung

  • OPhonLas: OCT-controlled laser ablation for vocal fold phonation
    This EFRE-funded project aims to develop a rigid, anatomically shaped laryngoscope equipped with a controllable ablation laser for laryngeal surgery. In addition to the application on resting vocal folds, a laser cut is also to be carried out during a phonation - i.e. on oscillating vocal folds. This enables the treatment of certain pathologies and makes the functional success of the therapy directly visible. The high demands on the real-time control of the laser require the fusion of stereo image data and optical coherence tomographies.
    Team: Sontje Ihler, M. Sc., Max-Heinrich Laves, M. Sc.
    Year: 2017
    Funding: EFRE (Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung)
    Duration: 3 Jahre
  • AI-based image analysis in engine maintenance
    This project is part of the "Technology Initiative for Aircraft Engine Maintenance" (TinTin), which is a joint project between MTU Maintenance GmbH, Braunschweig Technical University and Leibniz University Hannover. The research focus here is on the development of innovative maintenance technologies for aircraft engines. In this project we aim to use image processing algorithms to partially automate inspection processes. Here, we focus on the damage assessment on X-ray images using neural networks.
    Team: M. Sc. Sontje Ihler
    Year: 2021
    Funding: NBank
    Duration: 01/2021-12/2023
  • Personalized cell therapy with iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (TACTiC)
    The after-effects of a heart attack can lead to chronic heart insuffiency. New minimally invasive treatment methods inject heart stem cells into the (beating) heart to help regenerate the heart muscle tissue. In this project, a mechatronic applicator will be developed to automate these interventions. This will increase repeatability and allows for better consideration of the individual anatomical characteristics of the recipient heart. The main focus is on the design of the applicator and the high-precision positioning of the injection needle using imaging sensor technology. Further core aspects are the control of the injection depth as well as the precise volume analysis of the injected amount.
    Team: M. Sc. Raphael Mönkemöller
    Year: 2022
    Funding: Federal Ministry for Education and Research
    Duration: 06/2022-05/2025