All measures taking place within the scope of the project are components of the initiative “Advertising for Germany as a Location for Innovation and Research” under the brand “Research in Germany”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Dr. Daniel Sonntag (IUI) won a German High Tech Award in 2011 for medical technology with a business case for RadSpeech, a semantic dialogue system for radiologists. The award ceremony and business case presentation will take place early December 2011 in the German Pavilion of the world’s largest convention for medical imaging, the RSNA in Chicago. There were several determining factors that led international reviewers to bestow this honor: the high marketability of mobile dialogue technology for medically relevant applications, and the maturity of DFKI technology in this segment which would enable it to exist on the international market. The marketability is confirmed by the U.S. market for mobile (medical) applications, which is quickly gaining significance. For example, in February of this year, the first iPad application for radiological patient diagnoses was approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). Apple’s new Siri app is going to interest other target audiences in dialogue applications and DFKI’s dialogue technology, with real dialogue control, ties in seamlessly with the future market. With the German High Tech award, “RadSpeech” (see www.dfki.de/RadSpeech/) now has the possibility to be an international ambassador for German applied research. With this award, DFKI is, once again in 2011, a “selected place in the land of ideas.”RadSpeech on the iPhone
"In the field of mobile solutions, RadSpeech
explores a new and promising frontier in the human-machine interaction
space. While the exact use case is subject to further evolution,
context based human-machine dialog functionality, possibly in
combination with touchscreen devices may better enable radiologists to
navigate the multimodal/multidimensional information space in which
Christoph Wald, MD, PhD
Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology, Lahey Clinic
Associate Professor of Radiology, Tufts University Medical School
"The German High Tech Champions
presented here meet this challenge of parallel improvement and validate
Germany as a top location for research and production while making an
important contribution to healthcare all over the world."
Senior Manager Healthcare, Germany Trade and Invest GmbH
"The main areas of
innovation cover add-on devices for MRI-scanners and software packages
for improving data access, distribution, and communication between
specialists and unifying interfaces. ... The German High Tech Champions contest has attracted a broad range of advanced medical projects that offer competitive solutions to real world problems."
Dr.-Ing. Carsten Wallenhauer
Patents and Licensing, Fraunhofer HQ