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Enthusiasm for innovative aids with high patient benefit

The matrix gGmbH receives reinforcement from Paula Janecke in the product development and application of digital technologies

Paula is a believer. Her idea is to take the development and production of technical aids such as orthoses and prostheses to a new, better level. Above all, they should bring greater benefit to people who need such aids - for example in terms of mobility - and cause fewer problems, for example in terms of comfort.

Paula Janecke mit Prothesen

Paula has been pursuing this goal for a long time and from very personal experience. Therefore, after graduating from high school, she first studied orthobionics in Göttingen and acquired the master's degree in the craft of orthopedic technology. She then successfully completed her master's degree in “Human Movement Science” at the Technical University of Chemnitz. Her work focused on sports medicine, neurophysiology and ergonomics.

In between and in parallel, she worked on various exciting developments in well-known laboratories and companies in the industry and gained experience at home and abroad.

Since the beginning of November, Paula has been building the new matrix digital laboratory together with the matrix team matrix gGmbH in Düsseldorf. There, together with partners from science and companies, new development and production methods are tested in a particularly participatory manner and put into practice.


With Paula Janecke, matrix strengthens its competencies and capacities in product development and in the use of digital technologies for medium-sized companies. With the new laboratory, matrix is ​​expanding its involvement in the maker scene and, in particular, as an active part of the worldwide FabLab network.


An important project is MakeOpaedicsthat consistently pursues open innovation strategies and develops prototypes for tools. The matrix gGmbH started the project in November together with its project partner, the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports the project as part of the “Open Photonik Pro” funding measure within the program "Photonics Research Germany".

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