Fraunhofer IDM@NTU

  • "Discover Germany" "Discover Germany" "Discover Germany"
  • InfoLand at CeBIT 2014 InfoLand at CeBIT 2014 InfoLand at CeBIT 2014
  • Singapore President Tony Tan on a tour of NTU Singapore President Tony Tan on a tour of NTU Singapore President Tony Tan on a tour of NTU
  • The Energy Dashboard The Energy Dashboard The Energy Dashboard
  • AR Learning Tools AR Learning Tools AR Learning Tools
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The Fraunhofer IDM model

The Fraunhofer IDM research centre carries out applied research. The Centre looks at real world problems and uses technologies in the field of interactive digital media to provide visual solutions. In essence, the Centre looks at user-centered, immersive, real-time visual environments that allow users to interact with information.

The Centre also looks at the transfer of this applied research to the industry in terms of computer graphics and interactive digital media which includes visualisation on large-scale retina displays as well as mobile devices using intuitive interaction and augmented reality interfaces.

An essential cornerstone is the close collaboration with the various schools and colleges of the university providing a multi-disciplinary research environment to tackle great challenges in science, engineering and society.

Fraunhofer IDM@NTU is an enabler for various vertical sectors of the industry from health, manufacturing, maritime, transport, marketing, training and education.



Exhibit @ Visual SG: Fun with Molecular Motors

IMG_0566a· Learn to appreciate the beauty, efficiency and diversity of one of Nature’s greatest product designs: molecular motors.

· Interactively explore the structure and function of the biological engine at your fingertips using a multi-touch video wall.

· Feature a mini game to look for the similarity between the molecular motor and objects in the macro world.

· Last but not least, expand users’ knowledge with the state-of-art development in using the molecular machine to bioengineer a cancer-killing protein-lipid molecule complex named HAMLET.

This exhibit shows impressively how base research blends with applied research resulting in anexciting visual journey through the world of molecular motors. The research was jointly conducted by research groups of Professor Gerhard Gruber at School of Biological Sciences, NTU, and the research centre Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, headed by A/P Wolfgang Mueller-Wittig. The exhibit “Fun with Molecular Motors” was supported by the NTU Innovation Fund.

At The Singapore Science Centre from 25th – 27th July. Admission is free.


Passing of a colleague

GLWe mourn the loss of our friend and colleague Senior Assistant Director Gerald Lui who passed away on Monday, June 23rd 2014.

We will miss a friendly, happy and engaged colleague who always worked with great passion and excitement.

Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

- The Fraunhofer IDM@NTU team


CleanEnviro Summit 2014

IMG_2891 Fraunhofer IDM@NTU participated in the summit as the technological partner of the National Environmental Agency (NEA) of Singapore. The centre showcased two different prototypes to enhance the processes of visual analytics and information gathering.

The CleanEnviro Summit was held in Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre from the 1st to the 4th of June.



Technovation 2014

SCCCI-logoCentre Director, Prof Wolfgang Müller-Wittig was one of the speakers at Technovation 2014m organized by the SME Infocomm Resource Centre @SCCCI (Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

The event was held on Friday afternoon, 11 April at the SCCCI Exhibition Centre.



Discover Germany

thumbnail“Discover Germany” is an interactive visual presentation tool that showcases information about Germany.





CLIP 2014

CLIP2013The workshop series on Clinical Image-based Procedures (CLIP): Translational Research in Medical Imaging continues in 2014.

After successful events in Nice and Nagoya, CLIP will be held for the third consecutive time in conjunction with the MICCAI conference.





Fraunhofer IDM@NTU will be at CeBIT 2014. Look for us at the Fraunhofer family of exhibits in Hall 9 / Stand E 40.

Stay updated daily at CeBIT by following our Fraunhofer blog.




Academic Symposium on Asian Markets & Consumers

symposium logoFraunhofer IDM@NTU serves as one of the Knowledge Partners at the Academic Symposium on Asian Markets & Consumers from 18-19 December.

The event is hosted by the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI) at the Nanyang Technological University.




Augmented Reality Learning Tools for Anatomical Education

Innovative learning environments copyIn this project, Fraunhofer IDM@NTU and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU) collaborate  to bring the study of anatomy to the next level.

The goal of this project is to create new interactive and immersive learning experiences for medical students on the study of anatomy using Augmented Reality (AR) on mobile devices.


Serious about Games
SGSC2013Centre Director, Prof Wolfgang Müller-Wittig will be plenary speaker at the second edition of the Serious Games & Social Connect conference. The event will be held from 26-28 August 2013 at the Singapore Management University.

The event is jointly organised by the Asian Federation for Serious Games and the Serious Games Association.

Fraunhofer IDM@NTU is one of the supporting agencies for this event.


Connecting with BBC Future

The power of the mind … read what Prof Olga Sourina (Head, Cognitive Human-Computer Interaction) at Fraunhofer IDM@NTU shared with BBC Future.

BBC Future

Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities

Morgenstadt_CIty_Network“Morgenstadt: City Insights” is a joint research project on today´s cities as future markets for systems innovations towards smart and sustainable cities.

Several institutes of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft organisation have been working on a wide range of urban solutions and products for many years. Now their expertise and competence will be brought together in a visionary collaborative research initiative: Morgenstadt.


Fraunhofer and the BMW project

Brain-Computer Interface technologyFraunhofer IDM@NTU is involved in one of the three focus areas of the new Future Mobility Research Lab set up in Singapore as a BMW-NTU collaboration.

The Fraunhofer Centre is looking at “Human-Machine Interface for Future Car Driving”. The research is driven by Dr Olga Sourina who heads the Human-Computer Interaction research team at the Centre.