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Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Deserno
Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Deserno (born as Lehmann) received the Diploma (Masters’ degree) in electrical engineering (School of Engineering), the PhD (summa cum laude) in computer science (School of Science), and the habilitation in medical informatics (School of Medicine) from the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, in 1992, 1998, and 2004, respectively. Between 2007 and 2017, he was full professor of medical informatics at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen. Since 2017, he is CEO of PLRI Campus Braunschweig.
His research interests include medical signal and image processing applied to quantitative measurements for computer-assisted diagnoses, medical research in controlled clinical trials, as well as seamless workflow integration of data analytics into the user’s workflow, in particular for applications in accident and emergency informatics.
From Automotive Health to Automatic Emergency Calls
The medical diagnostic in the car is used to measure and analyze information on the health condition of the driver for assistance and safety systems and to alert before emergency or adverse events. In combination with electronic health records of the car’s occupant smart emergency calls are possible that have already calculated the optimal rescue team based on injury likelihoods of all passengers individually.