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“Knowledge builds bridges - education unites people” is the motto of Dresden’s university of technology (TUD). The goal of the university’s research and services for lifelong learning in all disciplines is synergy between people and technology and between society, science, and business. Now for over a decade – since 15th June 2012 – TUD has been one of Germany’s eleven Universities of Excellence.  

Thinking and acting on an economic basis and expanding existing research partnerships with industrial and economic organisations are essential in the competition for the best talents 

TUD’s institutional strategy of being the Synergetic University stands for its interdisciplinary way of working. The approach combines different disciplines, enables working on both basic and applied research, and facilitates close cooperation with external research institutions and cultural, industrial and social organisations. 

TUD is one of Germany's full-scale universities. Its research and development in engineering sciences are outstanding. Its particular strengths lie in health, life sciences and information technology.  

Among its exemplary achievements in life sciences are developing and integrating novel ultra-sensitive nanotechnology-based sensor and actor systems for application in medical and health technologies.  

These sensor-based systems aim at the development of:  

  • flexible systems for epidermal electronics for non-invasive permanent monitoring of medical parameters such as heart rate and body temperature.  
  • Point-of-care diagnostic systems for personalised and situational analysis of medical solutions that detect disease markers or cell types.  

The TU Dresden`s membership is organised by the Research Group Digital Health at the Faculty of Business and Economics. The interdisciplinary group includes computer science, information systems, business management, and medical informatics researchers, who work together on practice and research issues. One main research area of the group is the design and digitalisation of patient pathways. The groups aim to improve performance and resource efficiency through systematic design, project monitoring and implementation and to widen the knowledge of digital health solutions and their effects on the level of people, community and health systems.

What TUD is doing on digital health: 

The Free State of Saxony is one of Federal States of Germany and a region located in the very centre of Europe. Saxony’s demography is changing rapidly. The ratio of retired to working people in the region will grow from 40% today up to 67% by 2060. As a result, TUD focuses on two key drivers of research on the provision of healthcare services using ICT and on its impact on society: they are wellbeing and equality in health care access and technological development.  

Today, TUD and its medical faculty are investigating innovative integrated care models and technology that can provide new care solutions. As one of the main actors on eHealth in Saxony, TUD applies fundamental research in all areas of digital health that ranges from the development and improvement AI capacities, the invention of new medical sensors and the integration of new solutions in care contexts such as Virtual Coaches or AR/VR. For example, the Research Group Digital Health is involved in different EU projects such as the vCare project, GATEKEEPER and iPAAC-project that are devoted to that aspiration.  


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