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.
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From everyone at Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, here’s wishing one and all a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year!
Official visit of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long to Dresden, Germany
1-4 Feb 2015
Discover Germany at the German Embassy in Singapore
2 Feb 2015
The “Discover Germany” software developed by Fraunhofer IDM@NTU can now be seen at the German Embassy in Singapore as a permanent installation.
Visitors can use a touch screen at the embassy to interactively explore Germany and get useful information about the German culture, tourist destinations and many more.
Global Young Scientists Summit 2015
23 Jan 2015
Talents from Fraunhofer IGD have been selected to participate in this year’s GYSS to learn from the distinguished speakers and to establish contacts to other young scientists from all over the world.
EURAXESS Links Conference
11 Nov 2014
Find out more details here.
IFATCA Asia Pacific Meeting
10 Nov 2014
Held in Bangkok from 9-11th November, one of our research fellows, Dr Sun Qian, was there on behalf of Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, MAE and CAAS to attend the IFATCA (International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Association) AP Meeting.
She presented on the topic of “Human Factors in Future Air Traffic Management”. This topic provided a fresh perspective in terms of computer visualisation to the air traffic industry.
Media Exploits 2014
4 Nov 2014
Fraunhofer IDM@NTU took part in Media Exploits 2014 which was held on 4th November 2014 at Biopolis in Singapore.
Find out more about this event here.
Discover Germany launch at the 2014 Day of German Unity
2 Oct 2014
As part of the celebrations of the 2014 Day of German Unity in the German Centre in Singapore, Fraunhofer IDM@NTU presented its “Discover Germany” solution which will soon be installed as a permanent installation in the German Embassy in Singapore.
3D Vision Works (at least sometimes)!
2 Oct 2014
A talk by visiting Professor, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Goesele of
GCC – Graphics, Capture and Massively Parallel Computing, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Date: 2 October (Thursday)
Time:12pm – 1:00 pm
Venue: Fraunhofer IDM @ NTU
SME Expo 2014
20-21 Aug 2014
Fraunhofer IDM@NTU presented its latest visual marketing solutions on the 16th Annual SMEs Conference which took place at Suntec City exhibition halls in Singapore from 20-21 August 2014. The Centre showed our Augmented Reality technology as well as Infoland, a multi-touch platform as a tool for intuitive and effective marketing.
Exhibit @ Visual SG: Fun with Molecular Motors
25-27 July 2014
Our new joint research work, which will be presented at the Visual SG Event (25th – 27th July) at the Science Centre Singapore.
CleanEnviro Summit 2014
1-4 June 2014
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.
11 April 2014
The event was held on Friday afternoon, 11 April at the SCCCI Exhibition Centre.
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
The event is hosted by the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI) at the Nanyang Technological University.
Augmented Reality Learning Tools for Anatomical Education
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
Centre 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.
Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities
“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
Fraunhofer 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.