As a member of the STIMULATE Verein e.V., metraTec GmbH has been involved in the STIMULATE research campus since 2013 and is involved in the research and development of electromagnetic tracking systems for locating implants in the human body.
In close cooperation with the chair for medical telematics and medical technology at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, a prototype of an RFID tracking system for locating intracorporeal markers was developed in 2013/14. In the course of the cooperation on this project, two master’s theses were created.
Metratec has been developing a wireless positioning system for medical instruments since 2014. The aim is to merge data from a new type of electromagnetic tracking system with data from other sensors in order to increase the accuracy and immunity to the interference of the overall system. This project has so far resulted in a master’s thesis and one employee is working as an external doctoral student at the Chair for Medical Telematics and Medical Technology.