Technology Awards 2019

GHP / Technology Awards 2019 11 Meyer-Hentschel Institute needs in optimising cars for older drivers. We did the job, and they called it ‘Third Age Suit’. Whilst doing the research for our Technology Awards, we discovered some other simulation suits Ford is using. Did you develop these suit, and if so, what are the objectives of these suits? MH: Ford had the great idea of expanding the simulation game into the field of drivers training. They shifted the focus of feeling like another person, to feeling oneself in a state of being intoxicated or sleep deprived. Our team is very proud that Ford trusted our expertise to develop these suits. Today, they are being used in many countries within Ford’s Driving Skills for Life initiative: making driving more safe for young drivers. Aside from the suits, what about other simulation tools. Which ones have you noticed are the most sought-after? MH: For educational purposes, we offer goggles that simulate common eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma or hemianopsia. In addition to this, we also have our impressive tremor simulator and an hemiparesis simulator. How do you ensure that your products provide the best possible benefit to your clients? MH: All members of our R&D team have a behavioural resp. medical background. In addition, we cooperate on a formal basis with medical universities, e.g. Charité, Berlin. But maybe most important, is our philosophy: “Obsessed to simulation”. Looking ahead to what the future holds for the firm, do you have any projects on the horizon that you would like to share? MH: Currently, we are developing simulation tools for various aspects of arthrosis. Company: Meyer-Hentschel Institute Contact: Dr. Gundolf Meyer-Hentschel Website: