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Medical Technology

Tailored healthcare solutions.

Medical technology combines technical knowledge and methods with the expertise of doctors and health professionals. Diagnostic and therapeutic technologies are developed for this purpose, including innovative analysis and measurement techniques, processing physiological signals, imaging techniques, biomechanics, manufacturing techniques for implants and processing complex medical data.

Current fields of research include operating techniques that are becoming less and less invasive thanks to modern technical medical procedures and that support surgeons by means of computer-aided navigation. Other specialisms include the development of patient-specific implants produced using 3D printing techniques and the production of functional materials and surfaces for implants and surgical tools.

Our fields of research

Implant development

Developing and testing medical implants by producing complex components from all manner of different materials using additive manufacturing.

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Surgical support systems

Improving surgical outcomes by employing innovative medical technology.

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Medical Computer Sciences

Computer sciences in the life sciences, in medicine and in the healthcare sector.

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Prof. Dr. Erik Schkommodau Head of Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics
Telephone : +41 61 228 54 19 (direct)

Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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