Fraunhofer IGD

Fraunhofer IGD

Fraunhofer IGD

Industry: Research
Founded: 1988
Type: Nonprofit
Size: 51-200 Employees.
Address: Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
Specialities: Visual Computing, Visual Analytics, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Photorealistic Rendering, Cultural Heritage, Biometrics
Categories: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality
Fraunhofer IGD is the world's leading institute for applied research in the field of visual computing. Visual computing stands for image- and model-based information technology. It includes computer graphics, computer vision, as well as virtual and augmented reality.

In cooperation with its partners, Fraunhofer IGD develops technical solutions and products that meet market requirements. Putting focus on the human as user, Fraunhofer IGD develops technical solutions which make working with computers easier and more efficient. Fraunhofer IGD’s developments reflect the distinctive capability of the human brain to quickly visualize and process complex situations. Thanks to its numerous innovations, Fraunhofer IGD raises the man-machine interaction to a new level. Working with computers and applying visual computing technologies has become easier and man is supported in working effectively and producing results.

Fraunhofer IGD develops prototypes and complete solutions based on customer demands. The range of applications of the concepts, models, and practical solutions spans from virtual product development to medicine, commerce, and multimedia learning and training.

Our Team

Philipp Urban
Philipp Urban Head of the Department "3D-Printing Technology"
Uli Bockholt
Uli Bockholt Head of Department "Virtual and Augmented Reality"
Johannes Behr
Johannes Behr department head visual computing system technologies
Kawa Nazemi
Kawa Nazemi Head of Group Semantics Visualization
Harald Wuest
Harald Wuest Department deputy head
Manuel Olbrich
Manuel Olbrich Researcher
Christoph Busch
Christoph Busch Scientist
Stephen Wolthusen
Stephen Wolthusen Scientist