The coronavirus home office survey: How well are we working from home?

The coronavirus home office survey: How well are we working from home?

The coronavirus home office survey, along with immediate feedback on respondents’ answers, will feed into a study based on an analysis of the current work situation and its impact on employee collaboration and wellbeing.

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Patenticus: a fun way to get a grip on intellectual property rights

Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center “Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg”

In order to advance application-oriented research on quantum computing, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is founding a national network on quantum computing. The first center to start is the Competence Center “Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg”.

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Contactless measurement method detects infections

Contactless measurement method detects infections

An innovative measurement method is helping to detect people infected with coronavirus from a safe distance. It detects fever, increased pulse rates and fast breathing without endangering the person conducting the testing.

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FutureWork360: Just how virtual can research be?

FutureWork360: Just how virtual can research be?

FutureWork360, a joint project by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, shows how new and, most especially, virtual forms of communication and collaboration can help.

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June 2, 2020

Information for our customers regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

The following information provides an update for our customers and partners on the current status and latest developments at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO in Stuttgart.

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IAO-News / Oct 12, 2020

Artificial intelligence: shaping Europe’s digital future

To further advance the outstanding and trustworthy use of artificial intelligence (AI) across Europe, the “High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence” clarified its findings from the past year in detail, developed them further and made them usable. As a member of the expert group, institute director Prof. Wilhelm Bauer brings Fraunhofer IAO’s experience in the human-centered application of AI to the group.

 

IAO-News / Oct 2, 2020

The museum of the future – have Netflix and the like rendered museums superfluous?

Art and cultural institutions in particular are facing major challenges during the Coronavirus pandemic. Museums remain closed for long periods or can receive only a few visitors. Digital and new formats are needed in order to maintain operations. What should museum visits be like in the future? As part of the collaborative Future Museum project, Fraunhofer IAO set up an online survey to ask members of the public about the future of museums.

 

IAO-News / Aug 31, 2020

Getting non-profit organizations fit for the digital transformation

Most non-profit organizations (NPOs), such as associations, foundations and trade unions, have limited resources and scope for innovation that would allow them to exploit the potential of the digital transformation. In the “Digital laboratory for non-profit organizations 4.0” project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Fraunhofer IAO is collaborating with additional partners to support NPOs in trying out and implementing digital applications and cooperative forms of organization.

 

IAO-News / Jul 13, 2020

Virtual reality can assist with the evaluation of future transport concepts

In a multimedia project – “2049: Zeitreise Mobilität” – conducted together with the German regional broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk, Fraunhofer IAO has used virtual reality to send test persons on a journey through time to German and U.S. cities in the year 2049. The concluding study shows which future transport concepts meet with acceptance and are regarded as realistic. When it comes to tomorrow’s transport, however, different generations do not always agree on which attributes are most desirable.