Univ.- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg BergmannEmeritus
Professor am JWI: 2003 - 2017
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Georg Bergmann was born 1947 in Berlin. He studied mechanical and medical engineering at the Technical University in Berlin. 1974 he started his research activities at the Oskar-Helene-Heim, the Orthopaedic Clinic of the Free University of Berlin. After obtaining a Dr.-Ing. degree in 1981 he worked at the Harvard Medical School in 1982/83. 1995 he obtained the German postdoctoral qualification and is Professor at the Charité since 2003. Together with Georg Duda he founded the Julius Wolff Institute in 2007, where the research activities of both groups are joined in an ideal way. He retired in 2017.
rom the beginning on Prof. Georg Bergmann has concentrated his activities on the field of orthopaedic biomechanics, according to his belief that really important research results can only be achieved by such a specialization. Since 1980 he worked on the idea to measure the loading of joint implants by using integrated sensors, an inductive power supply and telemetric data transmission. With regard to the state of technology existing at that time, this was a big technological challenge und had never before been achieved in a larger number of patients and over a longer period of time. After several years of development the first instrumented hip endoprosthesis was implanted in a patient in 1988. Since then the technology has steadily been improved.