IWMPI - International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a novel imaging modality that uses various static and oscillating magnetic fields to image the spatial distribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs) with high sensitivity, no tissue background, and no ionizing radiation. The method exploits the non-linear magnetization behavior of the SPIOs, and has shown great potential to surpass current in vivo imaging modalities in terms of sensitivity, safety, quantitation, and spatio-temporal resolution. MPI is well suited for clinical applications such as angiography, cancer imaging, and inflammation imaging; as well as research applications such as stem cell imaging and small animal imaging.

First in 2010, and again in 2012, at the University of Lübeck, the workshop is taking place for the 10th time. Previous workshops have visited Berkeley in 2013 and then Berlin (2014), Istanbul (2015), Lübeck (2016), Prague (2017), Hamburg (2018), New York (2019) and as an online workshop (2020) consecutively. The workshop will provide not only the opportunity to present research work and results, but also new ideas and directions in the field of Magnetic Particle Imaging to a highly interested audience of scientific, medical and application experts from universities, clinical and commercial sites, active in the field.  


Next Meeting

March 22-24, 2023


AMMM - Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine

Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, has long since proven its suitability for everyday use. However, many questions remain unanswered for use in medicine. Complex melting and hardening processes take place during the layer-by-layer construction of medical devices from liquid or solid materials, the physical-chemical modelling of which is often still pending, so that a discussion forum is to be given at AMMM on topics relating to the achievable precision and the expected technical properties of the medical devices produced in this way.

Questions about the precision and interaction of the printed materials with their future application matrix are important for all industries. However, these requirements are of particular interest in the medical environment, where biological compatibility and long-term stability are of particular importance. Medical technology companies are also faced with the question of whether this modern manufacturing technology should only be used in prototype and individualized sample development or also in series production. Costs and benefits have to be assessed very individually.

The scientific conference AMMM brings together engineers, scientists and technicians with physicians and entrepreneurs to discuss the latest achievements in 3D printing development for medicine. 


Next Meeting

Advanced Training & Summer School: September 11-12, 2023
Tutorials & Scientific Conference: September 13-15, 2023

Fraunhofer IMTE, Lübeck

iWOAR 2023 - 8th international Workshop on Sensor-Based Activity Recognition and Artificial Intelligence

In the past years, the increasing acceptance of wearable sensors has opened new possibilities of applications aiming to better understand the human body, including (but not limited to) human activity recognition, emotion and stress recognition, pain recognition, sleep analysis, nutrition medicine. Due to their ability to collect large amounts of data in unobtrusive ways, wearable devices have attracted the interest of various actors in both the academic and industrial fields, and given them an incentive to develop solutions for the continuous monitoring of the human state in a daily life, workplace or medical context. For these reasons, wearable computing has become an active field of research, with on-going investigations to propose user-friendly and unobtrusive systems that provide high performing services.

TThe iWOAR is a conference-like workshop organized by the Technische Hochschule Lübeck, Universität zu Lübeck and Fraunhofer IMTE. It offers scientists, interested parties, and users in the area of human activity recognition - and on a more general level wearable computing - the possibility of an exchange of experiences, a presentation of best-practice examples, as well as technical and scientific results. The workshop focuses on technologies and methods for human activity recognition using inertial sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes, etc.), and other applications of wearable computing related to the understanding of the human body.


Next Meeting

September 21 - 22, 2023

Fraunhofer IMTE, Lübeck