More than 100 visitors during the Doors Open Day

LongLeif GaPa gGmbH and the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) opened the doors of the Geriatronics Research Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the public on Saturday 08. October from 10:00 to 16:00. We had more than 100 visitors in six tours during the day. Among them were Garmisch-Partenkirchen Mayoress Elisabeth Koch and MdL Harald Kühn as well as members of the press. This great success is the result of teamwork within the Geriatronics team and with LongLeif and Friends of Geriatronics. We gathered for you some of the best moments in the gallery below.

MobIPaR won euRobotics Tech Transfer award 2021

The “Modeling and Rehabilitation Robotics” research team developed a safe and minimalistic control and learning (AI) algorithm, which automatically finds and provides the optimal balance between rigid support and “soft” guidance for any given patient during therapy. This assist-as-needed (AAN) control strategy is being commercialized in collaboration with the high-tech startup Reactive Robotics and Schön Klinik Bad Aibling, as part of a robotic assistive device called VEMO, used for the early rehabilitation of ICU patients.

Opening: Research Center Geriatronics

As life expectancies in industrial countries get longer, qualified nursing care workers are in increasingly short supply. The TUM User and Research Center for Geriatronics aims to remedy this problem. The center opened on Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Robotic assistants will be developed and tested in field studies to help old people to live independently. The project will receive support from the Bavarian state government and the municipality of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.