Open day at Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center

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On 17th and 18th October 2018, the open days were held at the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center. The Living Labs were open for visits and lectures were offered. In addition, partners, users, producers, engineers and developers came together to exchange ideas.
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During the open days at Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center, numerous lectures on the topic of "Digitization in Hospitals" were offered.
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A highlight of the open days at Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center were the guided tours through the Living Labs. Besides a more general guided tour, inHaus partners presented their own products.

"From practice - effectively relieving the clinical routine through digitization" was the motto of the open days at Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center. In a completely new format the unique living labs of the inHaus were opened for visitors and lectures were offered on 17th and 18th October 2018. Partners, users, producers, engineers and developers also came together to exchange ideas.  

"A lot has happened in the inHaus recently, new projects are being initiated and new partners have joined. This is how the idea for this special open day was born, we wanted to bring together all the people and companies already involved – and of course also those who want to join. Most of all, we wanted to become a house of exchange – and I think we were absolutely successful", says inHaus-manager Wolfgang Gröting, obviously satisfied.

In total, around 80 visitors came to the Fraunhofer innovation workshop on these two days and used the opportunity to take along new impulses and ideas as well as to expand existing cooperations and connections or to establish new ones. Fraunhofer experts discussed the topic of digitization in the hospital at their lectures – especially with a focus on process optimization and security technologies. There was also a lecture by the Ruhr University Bochum on the subject of voice control at hospital beds and a representative of the company Ascom reported about the successful cooperation with the inHaus-Center.

Numerous inHaus partners supported the realization of the event – especially Ascom, Multicomsystem, DeGIV, Pressalit or Schmitz und Söhne, who were also pleased. Input for the care sector was also provided by some companies from the Netherlands, such as Qwiek, Beter Door Beeld, Sensiks and De BeleefTV.

First discussions about the programme for next year were already carried out after
the event – so nothing stands in the way of a repetition.


The Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center in Duisburg collaborates with several Fraunhofer
Institutes and many economic partners on the development of innovative products
and systems. The main theme has always been the human being and his needs.
In the creative think tank innovative systems and products from the cooperative research
and development work are being developed, tested and demonstrated in practical
application labs.