Prof. Pott examines an active knee orthosis


The research at IMT is about devices, systems, and components for medical assistance systems.
[Photo: Max Kovalenko]

At the IMT, we deal with all systems that support doctors but also the patients concerned in diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation. We develop instruments and end effectors for surgical interventions, systems for imaging in vivo as well as in vitro, components such as biocompatible drives and sensors and entire medical robots.

In particular, these sensor-actuator systems for building cyber-physical systems are developed, built and characterised in terms of electromechanical transducer principles, integration of sensors and electronics, but also, for example, in terms of safety for patients and staff.

We are investigating novel electromechanical transducer principles and evaluating their use in user-centred settings such as haptic input devices and near-body actuation tasks.

With the help of AI algorithms, we create the interface between electromechanical and information technology issues to support decision-making processes in diagnostics and assistance systems in therapy.


This image shows Peter P. Pott

Peter P. Pott

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

Head of the Institute

This image shows Dagmar Lünsmann

Dagmar Lünsmann




Institute of Medical Device Technology

Pfaffenwaldring 9, 70569 Stuttgart

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