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Living Lab Days

On the Living Lab Day we‘re offering guided tours of our four differently features laboratories - the Living Labs.

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New Management for the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center

“The inHaus-Center is supposed to become an open forum for ideas and promote practical innovations”, Wolfgang Gröting hopes. He manages the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center in Duisburg since October 1st 2017 and is especially excited about the cooperation with motivated and creative scientists.



New art for the inHaus-Center

As of late there are new paintings from the painter Ursula Woite in the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center and visitors and employees can enjoy the pictures from now on.


Project for age-appropriate living wins DC prize

The project “Smart Service Power”, in which the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center took part as a partner, has been awarded the DC Information Society Prize 2017 by the Diplomatic Council (DC) – a global think tank and consultant of the United Nations facilitating bridge building between diplomacy, economy and society. 


Living Lab Day 2018

On the Living Lab Day we‘re offering guided tours (groups of 10-12 people) of our four differently features laboratories - the Living Labs.


September 12th 2018

Specialist for system construction materials is new partner of the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center

With the entry of the Proceram group into the partner network of the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center with their Cerabran system construction materials , the areas of thermal insulation, functional coatings for buildings and fire protection are going to be steadily further developed in the think tank in Duisburg.

© Proceram GmbH & Co. KG

Hand sample of the Aerobran Aerogel high performance insulating plaster system.

The Proceram GmbH & Co. KG belongs now to the partner network of the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center. With the young company from Düsseldorf the interdisciplinary research and development community of the inHaus-Center gains a competent partner from the area of insulation, functional coatings for buildings and fire protection. 

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Project SILVERlighting examines the influence of light

The factor light plays a critical role in well-being – important processes in the body are influenced subconsciously [1]. Using a light cycle (circadian light) that is adapted to the time of day and night, the inner restlessness of dementia patients is supposed to be reduced. In this way they are supposed to find a stabilized sleep-wake cycle. Fraunhofer UMSICHT is researching this property of light in practice with other partners within the scope of the project SILVERlighting.

© Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Recently, case studies for a biodynamic lighting system in a residential community of dementia patients of the Alpha gGmbH in Duisburg started. “To shape the quality of life optimally for our residents, we already work with a lot of technical assistance systems. In a small survey we researched the influence of lighting on the residents – with a positive outcome”, explains Heike Perszewski, management at ALPHA. Therefore it was a logical step for Perszewski and her team to participate in the project SILVERlighting. Relatives and residents were excited as well.

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LED lighting system for better health on the job

The joint research project “ILIGHTS” examines the non-visual benefits of a newly developed LED lighting system in shift operation of the Munich factory of the BMW group. The long-term health and well-being is supposed to improve.

© BMW AG, Munich (Germany)

The different brightness, light direction and colors of the daylight have always stimulated humans in different ways. Over the course of the evolutionary development, humans adapted to the changing light and rhythm. The “inner clock” is an important control element, which coordinates all of the bodily functions, needs a daily synchronization for a good balance. Low light consumption can lead to fatigue and lethargy, mood swings, or even physical illnesses.

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