Smart Sensing and Electronics

We develop smart sensors, integrated circuits and software solutions for a better everyday life.

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.

Hot Topic: Machine Learning

Learn more about the division´s guiding themes.

Hot Topic: Affective Sensing

Hot Topic: Campus of the Senses

One Division – Six Business Fields

The technology portfolio of “Smart Sensing and Electronics“ enables you to realize user-centered solutions in line with market:

  • As innovation driver, we are the leading contact for custom-tailored solutions in the fields of smart sensors, image processing and IC Design.
  • In close cooperation with our clients and based on the latest scientific results, we achieve technological breakthroughs for their long-term success.
  • Our interdisciplinary teams of scientists work closely together to ensure our solutions satisfy our clients´ particular requirements.

Take a look into the technology portfolio and the competencies of our division “Smart Sensing and Electronics“.  

Medical Data Communication and Sensor Systems

Medical sensor systems in sports and leisure

Biosignal processing algorithms 

Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition

Image-based detection, analysis and interpretation of faces

100% compliance with data protection laws  

Integrated Circuits and Systems

The focus of our activities lies on digital and mixed-signal design flows as well as on design solutions for increasingly complex electronic systems.

Medical Image Analysis and Machine Learning

Medical image analysis and computer assisted diagnosis

Computerized microscopy and digital pathology

Imaging Solutions and Systems

Competence in polarization imaging 

Solutions for measuring and inspection tasks in the industrial quality assurance  

Integrated Sensor Systems

Intelligent sensors are key elements of modern, autonomous systems.

Your Partner for Future-oriented Industries

We are driving smart technologies into the connected car: for more safety in tomorrow´s autonomous driving. Our medical technologies provide better diagnostics and patient care in hospitals. Our intelligent sensor systems and specialized camera systems take you to the next level with Industry 4.0 and support you in saving money and time. Higher customer satisfaction means higher sales: Our “Smart Signage“ solutions supply you with the relevant data in order to stay competitive and to get a better sense of who they are and what they want.

News

Press Release

Europe secures Europractice services to European academia and industry until end 2021

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies and its partners STFC-UKRI, Fraunhofer IIS, CMP and Tyndall announced today that Europractice was selected and granted European funding as a H2020 project.

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Robots as physical interaction partners and development tools

The project ERIK aims to develop a robotic platform that addresses new interaction strategies in treatments for children with impaired socioemotional functioning, such as children with autism.

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Press release

Use your microscope as a scanner

Berlin-based VMscope GmbH licenses and distributes iSTIX® developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS.

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See, feel, train – virtual surgical simulator to premiere at MEDICA

“HandsOn.surgery” helps surgeons prepare for individual patient cases prior to surgery, and enables them to practice the surgery.

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Mobile analysis system for trace substances in liquids

Now a novel mobile biosensor system can quickly and reliably detect pollutants and contaminants in liquids.

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Press Release

Digitization in medical engineering

At MEDICA 2017 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is presenting the MCube microscope system as well as optical 3D techniques for improved orientation in endoscopic views and the CardioSHIRT.

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Human Perception Goes Digital at the Campus of the Senses in Erlangen

Future multisensory digital systems will have the ability to understand and simulate human sensory perception. The aim of the Campus of the Senses in Erlangen is to conduct fundamental research into the digitalization of human sensory experiences and to derive new technologies and services from this knowledge.

Privacy by Design

The report published on June 8th 2017 by the Bavarian Data Protection Authority for the Private Sector (BayLDA) confirms that the AVARD system doesn’t process personal data but only anonymous data. Thus, AVARD ensures the compliance with data protection laws at 100%.

Fraunhofer IIS Technologies Supporting Effective Toothbrushing – Individually Tuned to the User

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FitnessSHIRT – Wearable Technology with Intelligent Software Developed by Fraunhofer IIS

Satellite-based Exploration of the Earth´s Magnetosphere

Highly accurate measurements of the Earth’s magnetosphere from space. For the first time a new kind of integrated circuit is used.

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Video Analysis System AVARD is Certified to the German Data Protection Guidelines

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Integrated, Low-cost Color Sensor for Controlling LED Lighting

The Fraunhofer IIS has developed a color sensor with an integrated on-chip filter for controlling color and brightness fluctuations that can occur with LEDs.

Exhibitions and Events

 

Co-located with ISPO Munich, February 3 - 6, 2019

WT | Wearable Technologies Europe 2019

The World‘s Most Profound and Comprehensive Wearable Technologies Event!

Take a look at our technologies at our booth in hall C6-706! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

February 26 - 28, 2019 in Nuremberg

embedded world 2019

Join us at embedded world 2019 at our booth 460 in hall 4! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

7 - 10 May 2019 in Stuttgart

Control

International trade fair for quality assurance 

Take a look at our technologies at our booth 6302 in hall 6 - we look forward to seeing you there! 

 

21 - 23 May 2019 in Nuremberg

MedtecLIVE

Connecting the medical technology supply chain

Visit us at our booth 10-618 in hall 10.0! We look forward to seeing you there!

Josef Sauerer

Contact Press / Media

Josef Sauerer

Head of Division Smart Sensing and Electronics

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-4410

Fax +49 9131 776-4499