The minister was welcomed by HPI directors Prof. Ralf Herbrich and Dr. Marcus Kölling. In his lecture, Prof. Ralf Herbrich first presented the orientation and the vision of the Hasso Plattner Institute. This was followed by Prof. Bernhard Renard's presentation on the working methods of the Digital Health Cluster and its network. Prof. Ariel Dora Stern, recently selected for a Humboldt Professorship, outlined insights into her research on health economics. In addition, in this first session, Prof. Bert Arnrich informed the minister about the research group "Digital Health - Connected Healthcare" at HPI.
"Meet the Researchers": Researchers provide insights into current projects
After an intensive discussion on these presentations, Karl Lauterbach began the second part of his visit. The Federal Minister of Health met researchers in the field of Digital Health at the "Meet the Researchers" session and got practical insight into their current research projects. Things kicked off with SensorHub. Kristina Kirsten, Fabian Stolp, and Tobias Goergens showed the minister how they use wearables to generate biofeedback for people, including individual vital signs in real-time. At the next station, Paul Brachmann and Konrad Gerlach reported on their AI4Health project MIA - the Medical Image Annotation Platform, which makes it easier to annotate MRI images, for example.