Smart Sensing and Electronics

Applied Research – Bringing Technology to the People

In the division »Smart Sensing and Electronics« we develop and realize customer-specific and future-oriented solutions in the fields of Medical Engineering, Electronic Imaging, Integrated Sensor Systems and IC Design. Integrated circuits that we have developed are found in machines and production facilities and in the vehicles of leading automobile manufacturers. Here are just a few examples of our solutions:

  • The measurement of vital parameters in sports, leisure and workplace safety
  • Intelligent 3D magnetic field sensors for better resource utilization in washing machines
  • Image analysis software for market research, Retail Analytics and Cognitive Robotics

We offer market-aligned solutions for our clients worldwide.

Our offer



Development of customized Mixed-Signal ASICs, SoCs and IP-Cores.


Sensor Solutions

Development of sensors and complete system solutions.


Affective Computing

We develop technology that is intelligently tailored to the emotional needs of its users.


Digital Health Systems

Individual solutions for digital healthcare - Communication.Sensors.Analysis.


Podcast, Avnet Silica

We talk IoT: Emotion in the Machine. Exploring Affective Computing


Our blog offers insights and deep dives into current applied research topics in the fields of digital health, affective computing, and sensor solutions.


SHORE® Demo now as free WebApp

The SHORE® software library is available as a free demo app. Try it out and get inspired!



Volker Bruns with ChatGPT on Digital Pathology


Center for Sensor Technology and Digital Medicine

In order to guarantee health care for every individual and make the health care system sustainable for the future, the "Center for Sensor Technology and Digital Medicine" of Fraunhofer IIS is being established in Erlangen in close cooperation with the University Hospital Erlangen and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.


MICAIA® – Digital Pathology Image Analysis Software for Researchers

View | annotate | process | analyze
brightfield and fluorescent whole-slide-images or single images.

Jens-Uwe Garbas

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Dr.-Ing. Jens-Uwe Garbas

Head of Division Smart Sensing and Electronics

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776 5160

Fax +49 9131 776 5108

Denise Müller-Friedrich

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Dr. rer. nat. Denise Müller-Friedrich

Head of Division Smart Sensing and Electronics

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-4409

Fax +49 9131 776-4499