Visit at MIRMI Geriatronics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen


At the beginning of April, part of the Chair of Human Movement Science (see photo) visited the MIRMI Geriatronics Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the TUM Lighthouse Initiative for Robotic Assistance Systems in Geriatrics (https://geriatronics.mirmi.tum.de/de/geriatronik/).

The main focus was on the overlap of interests in research in the field of diagnostics and assistance in everyday life of elderly groups of people (e.g., frailty & stroke). In addition, the model apartment equipped with assistive devices was visited.

Furthermore, there was a presentation – including practical application – of a telemedical innovation: By coupling two robotic arms, an ultrasound examination can be performed despite spatial separation (see photo). Consequently, the physician is spatially separated from the patient (e.g., infection control).