With Digital Health, medical expertise can be provided locally to the patient over a local distance. The patient's condition can be recorded in real time by digital and communicating medical products both at home and in the mobile environment and medical intervention can take place.
Digital Health or eHealth (electronic Health) uses modern information and communication technologies (ICT) in health care. This enables medical expertise to be made available to the patient locally over a local distance. The patient's condition can be recorded in real time by digital and communicating medical devices, both at home and in other environments, and medical intervention can take place. Support over a local distance is not limited to primary health care, such as by ambulance or rescue helicopter, but can also be applied in isolated habitats such as the maritime sector or the aerospace sector. Digital Health is also responsible for the management and analysis of medical data. In addition to system development and evaluation, biomedical systems should also be integrated into comprehensive care concepts that include all those involved in the care process.
The Digital Health working group develops and evaluates biomedical systems and care concepts with high benefits for users and patients. These should help,
The Digital Health working group is active in teaching at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in bachelor's and master's courses in computer science with a focus on biomedical computer science.
Examples of our work are the development of tele-assistance systems for medical care by experts, doctors, medical assistants, but also relatives or first aiders at the accident site.
ASYSTED © DLR
ASYSTED, Advanced System for Teleguided Diagnostics
ASYSTED supports paramedics, nurses and doctors with little experience in ultrasound examinations in carrying out ultrasound examinations, including diagnostics, remotely guided by telemedical experts. The system has been patented in Germany and is currently being developed to market readiness with the industrial partner SCOTTY-Group Austria. SCOTTY is a specialist for data and video communication via satellite and mobile radio networks. DLR and SCOTTY work together in the field of biomedical system development and eHealth.
smart-ASYST © DLR
smart-ASYST (in development)
Smart-ASYST will port ASYSTED's technology to the tablet of the expert in the hospital and thus support the training and quality assurance in sonography. With smart-ASYST it is possible for a physician specialized in sonography to be present virtually at ultrasound examinations, e.g. in hospitals or at private practices, to discuss critical questions or to instruct the examiner in sonography. It is also possible for the doctor on duty in the hospital to include his medical background service in the examination without having to visit the hospital first. Additional medical expertise can thus be made available to the patient very quickly.
ASYST@Home (in development)
The system will support caring relatives in home care and enable a virtual presence of the care service or doctor in case of critical questions. Home care can therefore be learned more quickly by relatives through ASYST@Home and uncertainty is avoided through the virtual integration of care.
ASYST-4-Aid (in development, patent pending)
ASYST-4-Aid is designed to significantly improve the quality of first aid in road or air traffic, at workplaces or at events.