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PostStroke-Manager: Pilotproject has started

2019/07/19 Great news from the PostStroke-Manager project: Two stroke pilots (special case managers for stroke patients) started their work at the University of Leipzig Medical Center as part of a pilot project. Our project partners are looking forward to a lot of interesting experiences with their prospective patients.


3rd birthday

2019/05/26 BDS turned three years. We are looking back on three eventful and exciting years.


Patent of the week

2019/01/14 Our patent “Erfassung und Speicherung von Folgen verschiedener Datensätze aus verteilten multimodalen Datenquellen” was elected medical technology patent of the week. More information can be found in the corresponding article on DeviceMed.

2019 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium

2019/03/11-13 Anastasia Wolschewski from the Interdisciplinary Competence Center Biomedical Data Science took part at the 2019 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium with a conference paper and poster with the title “Method for estimation of weather and weekday effects on activity behavior acquired using wearable sensors” (ISBN: 978-1-5386-7713-1, Part Number: CFP19SAS-ART). It will be published in the conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore.
The conference  provides an opportunity for researchers to share news and progress in sensor technologies, methods, applications, standardization and commercialization.

Ceremonial endorsement of the PostStroke-Manager project

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2019/02/27 On Wednesday funding for the PostStroke-Manager project was officially granted by the regional government of Saxony. Barbara Kleptsch, the saxonian Minister of social affairs and consumer protection, personally handed over the funding certificate to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Galina Ivanova, project coordinator at the Interdisciplinary Competence Center Biomedical Data Science, and Prof. Dr. med. Dominik Michalski, coordinator at the Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology at the University Hospital Leipzig. The approximately two million Euro of public funding will be invested in a long-term preventive care system for stroke patients. Further support for the PostStroke-Manager project came not only from the minister, but also from Prof. Dr. med. Joseph Claßen, director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology, and Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Wolf Nürnberg, representative of the German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme of middle Germany.

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Robert Franke successfully defends his doctorate


2019/01/08 Our colleague Robert Franke successfully defended his doctorate on the subject of “Novel Methods and Fast Algorithms for the Analysis of Complex Networks”. We congratulate him to his great achievement!


Merry Christmas


We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are looking back on an exciting and productive year 2019. We are looking forward to a continuation next year.

New research position available

We are looking for a new researcher in our team. Essential responsibilities are server infrastructure or app development. Please, take a look.

BDS-Group presents “PostStroke Manager” at the Saxon day of tele-medicine

2018/09/17 On 10th March, 1876, the british inventor Alexander Graham Bell accidentally toppled acid over his suit. While working on his project object “Phone Apparatus”, he used the device to call his colleague Thomas A. Watson, who was in the neighbouring room. This process from emergency call to emergency assistance is regarded as the official birth of telemedicine. At the present day, mobile communication is ubiquitous in everyday life.

To gain an overview of recent projects in the field of telemedicine, eHealth and Big Data in the health system and to be able to integrate the recent state of research into the political environment, the “Saxon Day of Telemedicine” („Sächsischer Tag der Telemedizin“) was arranged by the Ministry of Social Affairs and organized by Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen on 17th September, 2018, in Leipzig. Over 24 institutions presented their projects in the field of digitization in the healthcare and telemedicine. At the same time, saxon state minister for social affairs and consumer protection Barbara Klepsch, prime minister of the Free State of Saxony Michael Kretschmer, state secretary and federal ministry of health Lutz Stroppe, trend researcher and head of the Thinktanks 2b Ahead Sven Gábor Jánszky and about 400 participants from the health economy, politics and science discussed the developments, perspectives and expectations of mobile digital use in medicine.
Our BDS group (Institute for Applied Informatics) in cooperation with the department of neurology (Universitätsklinikum Leipzig) presented the “PostStroke Manager” project, which involved a mobile, digital system for strengthening relapse prevention, health literacy and self-determination. PostStroke-Manager is a patient oriented system that uses all kinds of communication electronics to provide coordinated preventive long-term care for stroke patients. Because the system supports both prevention and rehabilitation measures, self-management for patients and for potential payers, especially health insurance and pension insurance, has enormous benefits.



René Heideklang successfully defends his doctorate


2018/07/16 Our colleague René Heideklang successfully defended his doctorate on the subject of “Data Fusion for Multi-Sensor Nondestructive Detection of Surface Cracks in Ferromagnetic Materials”. We congratulate him and wish him all the best with his career in Silicon Valley!

Article about STEADY in the adesso journal “aditorial”



index2018/06/03-2018/06/08 The Interdisciplinary Competence Center Biomedical Data Science took part at the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018 with a talk on Challenges and benefits of mobile sensors applications for the purposes of diagnostics, therapy and self-management” (2018/06/04, 14:00, Club B).

Furthermore we prepared a poster on Segmentation methods for biomedical multimodal long-time data acquired in real-life environment” and a conference-paper and poster about “Data Security and Raw Data Access of Contemporary Mobile Sensor Devices” (DOI.: 10.1007/978-981-10-9035-6_73) which will be published in the conference proceedings and on the conference website.

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Katrin Rothmaler successfully defends her doctorate


2018/01/24 Our colleague Katrin Rothmaler successfully defended her doctorate on the subject of “Tracking Spatiotemporal Phase Coupling Dynamics on a Single Trial Basis – The HEURECA Method and its Application to Intrinsic and Extrinsic Insight. We are very proud of her!


2017/11/13-2017/11/16 The biggest medical trade fair worldwide – MEDICA – took place this year in Duesseldorf from Nov. 13th until Nov. 16th.  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Galina Ivanova from the Competence Center Biomedical Data Science was invited to talk at the Medica Heath IT Forum about future IT-trends within the health sector, in particular about the use of mobile bio-sensors and wearables in medicine and research. Together with a representative of the partnering adesso AG they used this opportunity of so many medical professionals like health insurances, researchers, investors and practitioners coming together to introduce them to the STEADY project.


One year anniversary meeting of the STEADY consortium

2017/11/07 The STEADY consortium met in Leipzig to dicuss latest developments within the project and in order to celebrate its first anniversary. It was determined that aside from some minor delays the project is on track and all tasks have been successfully completed so far.

To celebrate the occasion the consortium joined in a cooking event at the culinary school “Kochen & Kunst” where under the expert guidance of chef Mathias Roth a magnificent four-course menu was prepared.


International Conference on Medical Informatics and Telemedicine 2017

2017/08/31-2017/09/01 The online poster “Overview Of The Technical Challenges Faced When Using Consumer Mobile Biosensors Within Telemedical Applications” is presented at the 5th international conference on Medical Informatics and Telemedicine in Prague, Czech Republic.

Poster Medical Informatics and Telemedicine 2017

Meeting with Professor Ning Zhong

Professor Ning Zhong is head of the Knowledge Information Systems Laboratory at the Departement of Life Science and Informatics in Japan and editor in chief of the Springer journal “Brain Informatics”. We exchanged information about our current projects and discussed possible cooperations in the future.


Information Technologies for Enhanced Urban Participation of Seniors (INTENSE)

We are co-organizer of the special session “Information Technologies for Enhanced Urban Participation of Seniors (INTENSE)” within the 2017 IEEE/WI/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI)

The International MedTech Summit Congress

2017/06/22 The STEADY system is presented at the international MedTech Summit congress in Nuremberg, Germany.