Current application scenarios include pronunciation analysis and speech training for rehabilitation and therapy support in speech therapy. The recording and classification of body-related sounds, such as breathing, or the analysis of movement data, for example in the context of neurological diseases, also fall within the research and development activities.
Another scenario is the development of mobile neurotechnologies, for example for measuring sleep or diagnosing epilepsy. Brain activity can be used to draw conclusions about the state of health. For this purpose, EEG data is recorded and analyzed. Another method is recording via radar, for example to be able to detect nocturnal breathing pauses during sleep. The flexibly applicable technologies from the field of neurotechnology can be integrated into various applications from the Connected Health work area.
Connecting health systematically and practically
Connected Health at Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg systematically addresses technological solutions that enable mobile or remote health services. An important goal here is to provide health-conscious users and patients more flexible options for their self-management and for contacting medical professionals. Where possible, this involves readily available consumer technologies and wearables such as smartwatches, hearables, smartphones, as well as existing infrastructures such as cellular networks. This enables healthcare to be provided outside the hospital or a medical office. This approach includes new developments in telemedicine, home care, and lifestyle products.