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.


Imaging and Analysis

Customized solutions from intelligent imaging to real-time AI-based image analysis.


Digital Health Systems

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



Conference, December 7 - 9, 2021

Medical Wearables 2021

Meet Medical Wearable Conference speaker Christian Hofmann, group manager Medical Sensor Systems at Fraunhofer IIS. He will present at the 6th Annual Conference and Exhibition the latest developments on cardiac long-term monitoring with CardioTEXTIL including the first results of an ongoing clinical study in cooperation with cardiologists of the University Hospital of Erlangen.



MICAIA® – Digital Pathology Image Analysis Software for Researchers

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


DHPcare –
sensor-based patient monitoring and individual treatment models based on clinical grade wearables


Innovation artists in conversation: Will the doctor come to us at home in the future?


PINOT Project

AI in the wine industry

The aim of the PINOT project is to research and implement sensor-based AI systems that are to be used in the entire value chain of wine, i.e. from cultivation to sale to customers.


Smart Endoscopy

Our Project "Deep Colonoscopy"

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


Digital Health Systems – Anti-coronavirus projects

Our goal: to develop solutions for medical problems in connection with the pandemic spread of the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus.

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.


AI services

Take advantage of our offerings around the trend topic »AI - Artificial Intelligence«: We offer two-day hands-on workshops on deep learning as well as the basic seminar »AI Essentials«.

New online workshop (german) "Deep Learning and Computer Vision" on 20./21. April!


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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