Prof. Dr. Christoph Ostgathe

Department for Palliative Medicine

Regarding MedTech research, our main focus is a touchless and burden-free assessment of biomarkers, which are objective and quantifiable, e.g. radar-based detection of heartbeat and breathing as well as AI-applications for both clinical routine data and experimental data as the aforementioned radar-based biomarkers. We underpin our MedTech research with another scientific core competency of our research department: research into ethical, legal, and social aspects and implications. We address social aspects with a strong background in healthcare research and a mixed-methods approach. To study ethical and legal aspects we have established close collaborations with research partners.

Research projects

  • Radar-based vital parameter assessment: using six-port interferometry we detect biomarkers, e.g. pulse wave, heart sounds, thoraxic excursions by breathing;
  • As tertiary data we derive heart rate variability from heart rate over time AI-based analyses: using methods based on learning algorithms, e.g. rule mining we analyse structured and unstructured clinical routine data
  • Experimental data Health App-Research: first health market prototypes for assessment, monitoring and improving health and patient care

  • Entwicklung und Machbarkeitsprüfung einer multimodalen Intervention für den Gebrauch sedierender Medikamente in der spezialisierten Palliativversorgung

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: 1. May 2021 - 30. April 2024
    Funding source: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)



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