Future of Medicine

Smart Medical Devices


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All students can register for one module. You can specify two preferences. Please use the numbers “1” and “2”. If you have not been assigned a place in the project after the end of the assignment and are still interested in participating, please contact sibel.yildirim[@]ipw.rwth-aachen.de directly.

(If you have any problems with the registration or with RWTHonline, please contact Mrs. Sibel Yildirim (IPW), also stating your matriculation number: sibel.yildirim@ipw.rwth-aachen.de)

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Academic Responsibility

Prof. Dr. Dr. Steffen Leonhardt
Helmholtz-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik
Profilbereich Medical Science & Technology (MedST)
Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Informationstechnik
RWTH Aachen
Jasmin Baier, M.Sc.
Profilbereich Medical Science & Technology (MedST)
RWTH Aachen

Contact Person





Tuesday, 4:30 – 6:00 pm


Online via Zoom

Straße Hausnummer

Course Language   German; few talks in English


In the future, intelligent medical devices will continue to contribute to answering major medical questions:

  • Due to demographic change and the increasing shortage of healthcare professionals, especially in the nursing sector, smart medical devices will reduce the discrepancy between supply and demand of professionals and improve the daily lives of nursing staff.
  • Telemedicine has become a standard procedure in emergency medicine and saves lives every day.
  • Novel smart medical devices enable new therapies, for example by supporting and monitoring bodily functions.
  • In this lecture series, the Medical Science and Technology (MedST) profile area, together with Project Leonardo, offers an in-depth insight into the world of tomorrow’s medicine. Backgrounds from a wide range of specialist areas are necessary for their realisation: Engineers, physicians, natural scientists, social scientists and social scientists must work hand in hand.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will understand basic concepts of research and application for smart medical devices. They should be able to assess part of the future of technology in medicine and thus broaden their knowledge horizon towards medicine and its fields.




Closed-Loop Systeme in der Medizintechnik
Prof. Steffen Leonhardt

Philips Chair of Medical Information Technology at the Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University


Smart Medical Devices – Anforderungen des Intensivmediziners

Prof. Rüdger Kopp

Clinic for Operative Intensive Medicine and Intermediate Care at Aachen University Hospital


Body Condition Monitoring through Fibre-Sensors and SmartTextronics – Plattform Technology for Medical AI and Robotics

Univ. Prof. Dr.-Thomas Gries

Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen


 Entwicklung eines Beatmungsgerätes für die COVID-19 Pandemie

Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing Marian Walter

Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Informationstechnik; Oberengineur Helmoltz-Insititut


Information Meeting for Term Papers


Unobtrusive Monitoring of Vital Signs

Dr.-Ing. Markus Lüken
Oberingenieur; Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Informationstechnik


Stimulierte Beatmung

Dr. med. MHBA Matthias Deininger

Klinik für Operative Intensivmedizin und Intermediate Care


AI-enabled, multi-functional epidermal electronic systems for continuous monitoring of health parameters

Prof. Sven Ingebrandt

Institute for Materials in Electrical Engineering 1 at RWTH Aachen University



Prof. Francesca Santoro 
Chair for Neuroelectronic Interfaces


Procedure/Working method​

Depending on the course of studies, module and examination, credit points can be achieved through participation. If you would like to take an exam, please make sure beforehand how you can get credit for it in your degree program. Of course, you can also take exams without receiving curricular credit for them. Visit our FAQs for more information.

In the following you will find all exams offered in this course. If you register the examination in RWTHonline, you will also find the assignment to the designations displayed in RWTHonline here:



Certificate of Participation (0 CP, not graded)


Questionnaire  (2 CP, not graded)

Project "Leonardo": Protocol with Analysis

Termpaper (15-20 Pages, 4 CP)

Project "Leonardo": Study Paper

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