Designing Devices for Healthy Ageing

An International Challenge

Next course: 26th August to 15th September 2018 at Jade University in Wilhelmshaven

Further information will be available in March 2018


Designing Devices for Healthy Ageing - An International Challenge

The Department of Engineering Sciences and the International Office of Jade University offer a three-week summer course in Biomedical Engineering.  This course focuses on the field of healthy ageing, which places a huge challenge on the near future of mankind.

An ageing human society puts severe constraints on health care systems with regard to the demands of costs, quality, and personnel. There is a growing need for innovative medical technology solutions that contribute to our concept of healthy ageing. Implementation of the latest technology will have a significant impact on future medical care, diagnosis, and the alleviation of diseases. Technical innovation can also provide solutions such as telemetry, distant-virtual consulting and checking, the automation of processes, and robot technology. Intelligent implants that use new design methods, materials, and software can keep patients mobile and fit as long as possible. Early recognition using accurate diagnostic equipment that employs imaging techniques, lab-on-chip analysis, and advanced sensors can reduce treatment costs and improve recovery rates. As a consequence, medical care can be provided at home, in the patient’s personal environment, instead of in a hospital, thus reducing costs.

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of healthy ageing by examining the development of medical devices, applications for medical technologies, electronic systems, biomaterials, biosignal processing and human aspects, by means of lectures, lab work and field trips. The multicultural focus of the course is intensified by the presence of a pan-European lecturing staff drawn from several centres of excellence in the field of biomedical engineering. Another key learning outcome of this course is provided by the interaction of international students in group-based projects, poster preparation sessions, and organised social events.

The course language is English. The presence of teachers as well as students from foreign countries requires the use of a shared language as the basis of everyday communication and interaction, and gives better motivation than a language course at a home university ever could. 

This annual summer course is a regular part of the Biomedical Engineering degree programme at Jade University, and is accepted by our partner universities.


The schedule for the course 2018 will be published soon! Please find below the schedule of 2017.

Schedule 2017


A. Medical Electronics and Image ProcessingB. Basics of Medical DevicesC. International Project Management and Nanotechnology
Mon, 28.8.Welcome   -  Introduction to courses  -  Poster session stimulation -  Workshop "German Language and Culture"

Opening session: "Healthy Ageing - A New Challenge for Biomedical Engineers" (Wallhoff)
Tue, 29.8.


Fri, 1.9.

Medical Image


Designing Ambient Assisted Living Applications


Introduction to Project Management


Sat, 2.9.
Sun, 3.9.

Excursions to Baltrum (Mud flat hiking) and Meyer Shipyard Werft Papenburg

Mon, 4.9.


Thu, 7.9.

Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical Engineering

(Chiaradia Masselli)

Basics of Signal Processing Using Matlab


Ethics and Design


Cognitive Ergonomics / User Centered Design


Fri, 8.9.
Sun, 10.9.

Weekend excursion to Hamburg

Mon, 11.9.


Thu, 14.9.

Biomedical Applications of Transducers, Micro- controllers and Related Electronics

(Koçum / Yüksekkaya)

Biomechanical Modelling of Implanted
Bone Systems 

(Rusu /Stoia)

Biomaterial Science:
Fundamentals & Nanotechnological Applications


Fri, 15.9.Poster presentations (Menn et al) - Workshop "Studying BME in Germany" -  Student evaluation - Final award presentations

Normal timetable  

09:00Start morning session
13:00Start afternoon session

Course Abstracts

The course abstracts for 2018 will be published soon! Please find below the course abstracts of 2017.

Course abstracts 2017

In the last summer course, we offered three different subject areas. When you click on the lanes, you see the contents in detail: 

Lane A. Medical Electronics and Image Processing

Lane B. Basics of Medical Devices

Lane C. International Project Management and Nanotechnology

Participating Partners

Baskent University

Biomedical Engineering Department
Ankara, Turkey

Ass.Prof. Dilek Çökeliler
Dilek Çökeliler
Ass.Prof. I. Cengiz Koçum
Cengiz Koçum
Mehmet Yüksekkaya, M.Sc.
Mehmet Yüksekkaya

Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicações - Inatel

Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil

Prof. Dr. Yvo Marcelo Chiaradia Masselli
Yvo Marcelo Chiaradia Masselli
Prof. Gerardo Marx Chávez-Campos
Gerardo Marx Chávez-Campos

Óbuda University

Budapest, Hungary

Gábor Kertész
Gábor Kertész

Szent István University

Gödöllö, Hungary

Dr. Miklós Daróczi, Associate Professor
Miklós Daróczi

Universitatea "Politehnica" din Timisoara

Mechanical Engineering Faculty
Timisoara, Romania

Dr. Lucian Rusu
Lucian Rusu
Dr. Dan Ioan Stoia
Dan Ioan Stoia

Jade Hochschule

Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Wallhoff
Frank Wallhoff
Kai-Christian Struß
Kai-Christian Struß
Dipl.-Ing. Mattias Bost
Mattias Bost

Organising Team

If there are any questions, don´t hesitate to contact us!

Responsible for Academics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Legler

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Legler

Department of Engineering Sciences

Phone: +49 4421-985-2235
Fax: +49 4421-985-2623


Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Meyer

Department of Engineering Sciences

Phone: +49 4421-985-2291
Fax: +49 4421-985-2623

Responsible for Organisation

Andrea Menn, M.A.

Andrea Menn, M.A.

Head of the International Office

Phone: +49 4421-985-2386
Fax: +49 4421-985-2405   


Dipl.-Kffr. Iris Wilters

Dipl.-Kffr. Iris Wilters

International Office

Phone: + 49 4421-985-2605
Fax: +49 4421-985-2405   

Organised by Jade University - Department of Engineering Sciences and International Office