The Hospital Engineering laboratory with a work area of approx. 350 square meters is part of a greater demonstration area in the Fraunhofer inHaus Center in Duisburg.
Floor plan of the Hospital Engineering Lab
The Fraunhofer inHaus Center is a unique innovation hub for groundbreaking system solutions in facility management including room and building design. The laboratory serves as a demonstration area for innovations concerning hospitals. Thus, prototypes can be tested and presented extensively in a realistic environment before being used in a real setting. The displayed innovations are visualized by using a patient case. This serves to illustrate the course of treatment to our visitors. Stations include the entrance/ reception area, a patient room, the operating theatre as well as the rehabilitation area. Herby, both the advantages of the displayed solutions and the interaction of the various systems are displayed.
The hospital engineering laboratory is a cooperation platform of the Fraunhofer community. The laboratory combines the potential of four Fraunhofer Institutes in addition to the skills of a great number of economic partners. It functions as a place for the development and testing of new solutions for the healthcare/ hospital market before actually implementing the products. Hospital officials have the opportunity to learn more about efficiency and supply improvements by using of technological innovations prior to using it in live mode in their own facility.