Cardiovascular, pulmonary and tumor-related diseases are on the rise in an ageing population. The demand rises for
Purely technical solutions have their limits in terms of functionality and lifecycle. The combination of traditional engineering sciences with biological, production and IT know-how is resulting in bio-hybrid medical systems, e.g. cell-coated implants or organ-supporting systems for heart and lungs.
Institutes from the faculties of mechanical engineering, electro technology, mathematics, physical science and medicine at RWTH Aachen University deliver specific methods and technologies.
In addition to diagnostics and therapy, empowering citizens to become self-confident, autonomous (co)decision-makers is taking on an increasingly important role. Ideally, every individual has a high level of health awareness (mindset, lifestyle change) and becomes a consumer of health services. This is to be supported, among other things, by establishing a sharing economy platform as a transparent, learning network with low-threshold access to personalized healthcare.
The Bio-Medical Engineering Cluster is characterized by the spatial interlinking and close interaction between: