About 1000shapes

Every human being is unique. This also applies to the shape and dimensions of every single part of his body. At 1000shapes we represent this uniqueness in high-precision, digital 3D models.

Our technology makes it possible to

  • Perfectly adapt the design of your products

  • Optimize the fit of your products

  • Provide efficient customization solutions

  • Raise the ergonomics of your products to a new level

We truly make human beings the measure of all things.


Our services

Medical devices

Implants, prosthesis, and instruments tailored to the patient anatomy, for optimal functional rehabilitation.

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Surgical planning

Step-by-step assessment of therapeutic options, maximize surgeon comfort, minimize patient risks.

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Clinical research

Clinical research

Large-scale population studies for accurate quantification of shape variations. Get new insights, explore new therapies.

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Medical education

Medical education

Illustrative visualization of normal and pathological anatomy. For faster and more intuitive understanding.

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Body-tailored products

Body tailored

Design and manufacture products that fit the body of your customers. Let your customers find fitting products easily.

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Industrial inspection

Clinical research

Assess 3D deviations of parts in production and after wear using non-invasive scanning technology. Stay in control of quality.

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Arts and animation

Synthesize realistic characters and facial expressions from population data. Speedup production of games and films.

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Let's talk and find out what we can achieve together!

Our company

Adapting the world to our bodies

In 1000shapes we innovate to improve the life of the people. Our main motivation to come every day to the office is the fact that our technology and progress is made by people and for the people. We believe in the technology and its progress as the most effective medium to improve the quality of life of the human beings.

Innovation is in our DNA

1000shapes was founded in 2010 as a spin-off of Matheon and Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). ZIB is a non-university research institute for applied mathematics and computer science addressing complex problems in science, engineering, environment, and society. The aim of the strategic partnership between 1000shapes and ZIB is to transform research results from ZIB into industry-strength services.


Quality is not an act, it is a habit


Quality management systems to ensure excellence

1000shapes quality management system aims to document the company’s best practices to satisfy the requirements and expectations of our customers and to improve the overall performance and efficiency of the company. 

It addresses  corporate quality policies, including roles, authorities and responsibilities. It contains operating procedures, that  describe actual processes, guidelines and controls that apply to central activities of the company. 1000shapes monitors, measures and analyzes the relevant processes through internal audit procedures, and takes action to achieve planned results and improvements. All of our employees are challenged on an ongoing basis to contribute to this process.

Recognition of our work

1000shapes recent efforts were acknowledged with the following rewards:

  • The Karl-Heinz Höhne Award for Medical Visualization (2004, 2008 and 2010) distinguished repeatedly our work on therapy planning.
  • The Grand Challenges in Biomedical Image Analysis recognized our work in segmentation methodology in the challenges Segmentation of the Liver (2007), mandible from cone-beam CT (2009) and Segmentation of Knee Images (2010).
  • The “efficient projection and deformation of volumetric shape and intensity models for accurate simulation of X-ray images” was awarded in 2012 by the VCBM society.
  • Matheon Ausgründungspreis (2012) for the commercialization of the software Amira.
  • The Shape challenge (2015) awarded 1000shapes for the best partial shape reconstruction of resected livers.


Dr. Hans Lamecker

Dr. rer. nat. Hans Lamecker is co-founder and Managing Director of 1000shapes. He holds a PhD degree in mathematics and computer science from the Free University in Berlin. He is author and co-author of many scientific papers in the fields of image and geometry processing. You can find more information about his research and experience here.

Dr. Hans Lamecker

Dr. Stefan Zachow

Dr. ing. Stefan Zachow is co-founder and Managing Director of 1000shapes. He holds a PhD degree in computer science from the Technical University in Berlin. He is heading two research groups on therapy planning and computational medicine at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). You can find more information about his research and experience here.



Work with us!

If you are interested in working with 1000shapes, please contact jobs@1000shapes.com


Theses and Internships
We are open to provide topics for internships or Bachelor/Master/PhD thesis projects.
We offer to host and consult students in collaboration with external academic supervisors.


Postal Address

1000shapes GmbH
Wiesenweg 10, 12247 Berlin Germany

Development Office

Wiesenweg 10, 12247 Berlin
+49 – 30 – 76 88 66 10

Head Office

Hamerlingweg 5, 14167 Berlin
+49 – 30 – 84 72 49 13

Research Office

c/o Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)
Takustr. 7, 14195 Berlin
+49 – 30 – 841 85 177

Contact us

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+49 30 76 88 66 10



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