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Trends in Science and Technology

MST Lecture Series - Trends in Science and Technology


This track of the MST Lecture Series addresses the actual trends in science and technology in different technological sectors. Inspiring prominent scientists provide in form of webinars an overview on recent advances and project to the future developments.

Webinar, 22th of July 2020, 17:00 (Berlin CET) organized  within the activities of the DAAD project PraSEE

Digital Transformation of Engineering Business Processes
using the Virtual Reality Technology

The virtual reality technology (VR) has undergone a rapid development in recent years. The VR software and hardware have become powerful and affordable. Therefore, the VR counts to the key technologies for enabling the digital transformation.
This contribution gives a short introduction into VR technology and discusses its use in the industrial business processes based on different case studies. The case studies were achieved within the cooperation projects between the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe and German manufacturers for special appliances and automation machines and have the following focuses:

  • VR-based product design review
  • VR-based product configuration management
  • VR-based training
Based on the experiences gathered during these cooperation projects the potential of the VR as a
digital transformation enabler and the challenges that face its application in the engineering
environment will be outlined in this contribution.

Prof. Fahmi Bellalouna studied mechanical engineering at the technical University Munich. He obtained his PhD degree in computer integrated mechanical engineering from the Ruhr University Bochum in 2009.

He worked for automotive manufacturer Daimler AG in the area of the digital product design for more than 10 years. In 2015 he was appointed as a Professor for digitization in the product lifecycle at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.

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Webinar, 15th of July 2020, 17:00 (Berlin CET) organized  within the activities of the DAAD project PraSEE

A Hybrid & Closed-Loop Brain-Computer Interface System for Intelligent Neuroprosthetics Control

A neuroprosthesis is a device that has a direct interface with the nervous system and supplements or substitutes functionality in the patient’s body. Regarding the increasing consumer base of amputees, neuroprosthetic research has gained momentum over the last decades. However, current neuroprostheses still exhibit various drawbacks, such as low controllability and lack of sensory feedback, causing the absence of a sense of embodiment. More importantly, the phantom limb pain (PLP), which is ongoing painful sensations coming from the missing limb, seems to be a major problem in arm prostheses affecting more than 42% of the amputee population. Due to that, it is estimated that between 35 to 45% of amputees reject their arm prostheses. This humbling statistic perfectly reflects the current status of arm prostheses. If we listen carefully to what amputees would say en route to understanding what drives such a high rejection rate, we realize that improving prosthesis functionalities in the efferent path (feedforward control) and afferent path (sensory feedback) are the two main objectives actively investigated in this area of research. In this research, we focus on both sides of the equation (efferent and afferent), investigating, in different ways, how brain-computer interface (BCI) can be used to improve the feedforward control of assistive robotic devices (mainly arm prostheses), but also how BCI can help understand brain perception of different sensory stimuli using multiple sensory feedback modalities en route to enhancing the design of more dexterous sensory-enabled prostheses. As a long-term goal, this research envisions, by combining BCI and sensory feedback, to pave the way for alleviating the PLP problem in arm prostheses. 

Zied Tayeb is a Research Scientist on Brain-Computer Interfaces and Neuroprosthetics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and a Space Entrepreneur. From 2016 to 2017, he was a full-time researcher in the Human Brain Project, a H2020 FET Flagship Project ( He is a visiting researcher at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and was selected by the NASA as one of the top innovators for 2019.

Zied’s research area is in neuroengineering and applied neuroscience, including brain-machine interfaces, rehabilitation robotics, and tactile sensing. 

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Webinar, 8th of July 2020, 17:00 (Berlin CET) organized  within the activities of the DAAD project PraSEE

Enchanted by Digital Twins:
Multimedia Convergence for Citizens’ Well-Being

A digital twin is a digital replication of a living or non-living physical entity. By bridging the physical and the virtual worlds, data is transmitted seamlessly allowing the virtual entity to exist simultaneously with the physical entity. A digital twin facilitates the means to monitor, understand, and optimize the functions of the physical entity and provides continuous feedback to improve quality of life and wellbeing of citizens in smart cities. In this talk, we will discuss the convergence of multimedia technologies (AR/VR, AI, IoT, BigMM Data and 5G-Tactile Internet) towards the digital twin for health care. We will conclude by describing the challenges and the open research questions.

Prof. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, is Distinguished Professor and University Research Chair in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa and the director of the Multimedia Communications research Laboratory and the Medical Devices Innovation Institute. He is a leading haptics expert, with global recognition for the development of new technologies for real-time multisensory-based identification of humans (biometrics), synchronization of haptics, audio and visual data and Quality of Experience models for multisensory environments. He received received several international awards including the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award from the German Humboldt Foundation and the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Achievement Award.

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Webinar, 1st of July 2020, 17:00 (Berlin CET) organized within the activities of the DAAD project PraSEE

Using Internet of Things (IoT) to Fight Covid-19

The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up a world of opportunities and numerous applications in healthcare, from smart sensors to remote monitoring and smart medical devices integration that can collect invaluable additional data. IoT has the potential to not only keep patients safe and healthy, but give extra insight into symptoms, improve how physicians deliver care, enable remote care, and generally give patients more control over their treatment. IoT is one of the latest technologies that will change our lifestyle in the coming years. This talk aims to give a comprehensive introduction to IoT and how to use IoT to fight Covid-19.

Dr. Ahmed Abdelgawad received his M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007 and 2011 and subsequently joined IBM as a Design Aids & Automation Engineering Professional at Semiconductor Research and Development Center. In Fall 2012 he joined Central Michigan University as a Computer Engineering Assistant Professor. In Fall 2017, Dr. Abdelgawad was early promoted as a Computer Engineering Associate Professor. His area of expertise is distributed computing for Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), Internet of Things (IoT), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), data fusion techniques for WSN, low power embedded system, video processing, digital signal processing, Robotics, RFID, Localization, VLSI, and FPGA design. He has published two books and more than 88 articles in related journals and conferences.

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