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  • Ensuring Medical Care in Crises and Emergencies / 2020

    Fraunhofer is Developing a Mobile Medical Care System

    Press Release / December 10, 2020

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    Mobile, distributed systems that provide medical care to the public can be a crucial addition to the existing healthcare infrastructure in crises and emergencies such as the current Corona pandemic. Six of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s institutes have joined forces under the lead management of the Fraunhofer IFF in Magdeburg and are developing an integrated system for mobile, distributed medical care in the Demo-medVer project. What makes it special is that all of the complete system’s components are modularized, are closely interconnected, and complement each other. A functional prototype is intended to be built by the end of next year.

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  • Digitalization in Industrial Manufacturing / 2020

    Detecting Disruptions in Manufacturing Operations Early

    Press Release / October 01, 2020

    Automated assembly operations are a key to success. They enable stable manufacturing, high precision manufacturing and greater responsiveness to market demands. The Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF’s innovative digital instrumentation and information networks are increasing the transparency of aircraft manufacturer Airbus’s manufacturing operations and optimizing collaboration between humans and machines.

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  • Protection Against Cyberattacks / 2020

    More IT Security in Port Terminals

    Press Release / September 01, 2020

    Automatisierte Straddle Carrier im Containerterminal in Wilhelmshaven – effizient und sicher.
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    Ports are critical infrastructures since disruptions and stoppages can have immense not only economic impacts. The potential security risks are multifarious, especially in digitalized container terminal operations, which are steadily gaining importance through Industrie 4.0. A new method and tool set developed by research scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF and its industry partners enables preventive defense against attacks on automated cyber-physical systems and helps increase security along the entire supply chain, including the IT systems landscape. At the same time, automation projects can be planned and implemented efficiently.

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  • Smart Farming / 2020

    Sensors for Early Disease Symptom Detection in European Fruit Growing

    Press Release / August 03, 2020

    © Wolfgang Jarausch, AlPlanta

    The apple is the Germans’ favorite fruit. Pears rank sixth in annual per capita consumption. Yet apple and pear trees both frequently suffer from diseases: Apple proliferation and pear decline are widespread in European fruit growing. Fraunhofer research scientists, together with partners, are seeking ways to detect disease symptoms early. They are using satellite images and hyperspectral analysis to detect disease infestation from the air in order to replace time-consuming field assessments and laboratory analyses in the future. Machine learning methods are a key technology for the analysis of disease symptoms.

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  • Climate Neutrality / 2020

    The Hydrogen Factory of the Future

    Press Release / April 03, 2020

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    Hydrogen is indispensable to successfully transitioning to renewables and meeting climate targets. It is the essential building block of sector coupling. While it provides an eco-friendly option to meet industry demand for electricity, heat and transportation, this versatile energy source is only eco-friendly when it is sourced from renewables. The Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF has a demand-driven, distributed, modular solution that produces and distributes green hydrogen.

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