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.

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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.



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


Sensor-based AI and satellite-based IoT Communication for Wildlife Research and Conservation

Our goal is to develop camera tags equipped with sensor-based AI and satellite-based IoT communication, intended for bird and wildlife tagging.  


Press Release

The web platform that makes parasite ­microscopy easier – ParasiteWeb® goes live


8th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, November 1 - 15

Best Paper Award

The best contribution award has been awarded to »Data-centric Performance Improvement Strategies for Few-shot Classification of Chemical Sensor Data«: Bhargavi Mahesh, Teresa Scholz, Jana Streit, Thorsten Graunke, Sebastian Hettenkofer (Fraunhofer IIS)


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.


Smart Endoscopy

Our Project "Deep Colonoscopy"

Image-based detection, classification and documentation of polyps using artificial intelligence

Modular pilot plant for the automated production of novel therapeutics and vaccines

Fraunhofer relies on Automation Technologies in Medical Research

As a pioneer in applied research, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft brings together the expertise of 23 separate Fraunhofer facilities to develop new development and production technologies for innovative cell and gene therapeutics, as well as vaccines, in the “Production for Intelligent Medicine” innovation cluster. As a first step of the project, a concept for a modular pilot plant for the automatic production of these therapeutics is to be developed combining both Industry 4.0 and Health 4.0.

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

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