Online Lecture Series »Radar in Aktion«  /  September 15, 2020, 14.00-14.30

The Star Trek Tricorder becomes reality - How radar enables life sign detection from a distance

In times of pandemic control, rapid and non-contact determination of vital signs such as breathing and pulse can save lives. What Hollywood showed us decades ago is becoming reality today. Important medical parameters can be measured contactlessly with modern radar technology. We at Fraunhofer FHR show the possibilities, limits and principles behind this exciting technology.

Mit Radar können verschiedene Vitalparameter kontaktlos erfasst werden.
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Mit Radar können verschiedene Vitalparameter kontaktlos erfasst werden.


Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Herschel


  • What can we measure?
  • How do we measure?
  • What are the measurement challenges?
  • What are the current scientific approaches to solving these problems?
  • Where can we use the technology?

Target Group:

  • Customers, partners and interested parties from industry, politics, science and society
  • Specialists and managers, project managers and decision makers


The participation in the event is free of charge.


Please register until 14.9.2020 12 o'clock using our registration form.