Medical Technology and Security – Solutions From the Research Lab for the US Market

May 4, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts and BERLIN, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On May
5, 2011
, Fraunhofer USA will be opening a US office in association with the
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) at the Davenport Building in
Cambridge MA. Through this office, Fraunhofer USA will offer innovative
technologies developed in German research labs to companies in the US and
Canada. The bulk of this technology is intended for medical and security
uses, although product-related applications from the fields of 3D multimedia,
control by gesture systems, wireless optical data transmission and optical
sensor systems will also be showcased. The opening ceremony for the office
will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM on May 5th – for more information on the
office and the event, please visit: http://www.hhi.fraunhofer.de/USA

Fraunhofer HHI is a leading applied research institute with an
international reputation for its outstanding achievements in advanced video
encoding and data transmission over optical networks. In particular, HHI
holds the 2011 world record for data transmission speeds of 10.2 terabits per
second and co-created H.264, the Emmy Award-winning industry standard for
video recording. The Institute also plays a leading role in other technology
areas such as 3D systems and autostereoscopic displays, control by gesture
systems, terahertz technology, and fiber optic sensors. “Over the course of
the next few years, we will be working from our Boston office to bring our
technologies to leading US companies and collaborate on new solutions in
medical technology and security,” said Frank Menzler, head of the Boston

HHI’s medical technology research focuses on solutions for touch-free
control of operating theatre devices, automatic image and video recognition,
autostereoscopic 3D displays and wireless optical systems such as LED or
sensor network systems. Its security technology developments are primarily
concerned with the detection of explosives and weapons using a variety of
methods, including terahertz technologies and photoacoustic and evanescent
field sensors. This is complemented by biometric identity control via 3D
video and the use of high range video for surveillance of critical sites like
logistics centers.

For more information on the research fields and services of Fraunhofer
HHI, its US office and the inauguration event, please visit:

Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin is an institute of the Fraunhofer Society, a
contract R&D organization dedicated to the advancement of applied research.
In 60 institutes across Germany, 18,000 scientists actively develop
innovative technology solutions, predominantly in the fields of engineering
and natural sciences.


    Frank Menzler
    Fraunhofer USA - HHI Office
    25 First Street, Suite 101
    Cambridge MA 02141
    Phone +1-617-714-6529

SOURCE Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

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