Field of Work
At the institute Institute for Medical Device Technology, components and systems for medical devices are developed, constructed and characterized. This includes biocompatible or implantable actuators for e.g. orthoses, prostheses or for the dosage of medication. Furthermore, sensors for vital data are developed. Subsystems of medical devices and complete systems for the assistance and support of humans, e.g. for robot-assisted surgery or in the context of postoperative rehabilitation are also in the focus. Last but not least, devices for optical imaging - especially miniaturized microscopes - are developed, set up and tested.
In addition to laboratories for mechatronic systems and biomedical testing, an experimental operating theatre with extensive equipment is also available. With a universal tensile-testing machine and electromechanical shakers, a wide range of tests are carried out.
Peter P. Pott finished his studies of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Applied Science in Mannheim in 2000. Afterwards he studied at Universität Mannheim and received his PhD in Automatic Control in 2008. During that time he worked full time at the Biomechanics and Experimental Orthopedics Lab also in Mannheim. In 2009 he started working as a PostDoc – and Later as Scientific Director – at the Institute of Electromechanical Design at TU Darmstadt. He finished his habilitation in 2015 and started working at Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH in Mannheim in 2016. Finally, he became full professor ar the Institute of Medical Device Design at University of Stuttgart in 2017.