Vital parameter monitoring is a essential issue in many applications: patient monitoring, worker safety, performance analysis, sports and sparetime activities. Fraunhofer IIS has done research and development on body worn and textile integrated sensor systems that easily enhance physiological monitoring in mobile application scenarios.
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Hofmann studied Electrical Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid from 1999 to fall 2005. He did his minor thesis and major thesis both at Fraunhofer IIS in the Department for Image Processing and Medical Technology. From fall 2005 until spring 2008 he was active as scientific assistant, focusing on the development for embedded devices, i.e. development of hardware and firmware for body worn sensors. Since 2008 Christian Hofmann is coordinating the research team Medical Sensor Systems on strategic and technical level. He is in close contact with scientific institutions and industry partners, preparing both, public funded research projects and customer specific RnD services to the industry.