Smart Sensing and Electronics

“People with cardiac arrhythmia are often unaware that anything is wrong.”

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Smart Sensing and Electronics / 12.12.2018

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Florian Dennerlein (left) and Christian Hofmann with the intelligent sports shirt.

With its FitnessSHIRT, Fraunhofer IIS has developed a prototype that can measure a range of different vital signs. The ambiotex company has turned the shirt into a market-ready product. In an interview, the company’s CEO Florian Dennerlein and Christian Hofmann from Fraunhofer IIS explain why the shirt is better than a sports watch, and what people who exercise can expect in the future.

“We can develop assistance systems that tell people if their pasta sauce is still OK to eat.”

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Smart Sensing and Electronics / 20.11.2018

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Im »Campus der Sinne Erlangen« wollen die Fraunhofer-Institute IIS und IVV sowie die Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg gemeinsam mit Unternehmen menschliche Sinneserfahrungen erforschen und digital umsetzen.

For the fourth time in a year, Mr. Winter is sick in bed with an upset stomach. He had no way of knowing that the pasta sauce from the day before had gone bad: an infection he contracted a few years ago has robbed him of his senses of smell and taste. The Campus of the Senses is working on ways to digitally simulate the human senses. In our interview, the initiators of the Campus Prof. Albert Heuberger, Prof. Andrea Büttner and Dr. Jens-Uwe Garbas talk about assisting people with perception impairments and the difficulties inherent in the research.

The idea and development of the ultra-low power RFicient ® wake-up receiver

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Smart Sensing and Electronics / 19.1.2018

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A wakeUp radio module powered by a strawberry battery.

The Internet of Things requires a lot of wireless receivers. How can we design them so that they save energy and don’t need much maintenance? Dr. Frank Oehler and Dr. Heinrich Milosiu have been dealing with this question since June 2007. Here is the development story of the RFicient® wireless receiver chip, which receives signals continuously, but consumes just one-thousandth of the electricity used by an LED.

Manual panoramic microscopy with iStix ®

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Smart Sensing and Electronics / 23.10.2017

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iStix ® creates a continuous, panoramic view of microscopy images.

Fraunhofer IIS has developed a low-cost alternative to whole slide imaging scanners for the digitization of prepared microscope slides. The institute is currently looking for partners to help further develop, evaluate and market the iStix ® software.

Determine how fit you are with the FitnessSHIRT

Cognitive Sensor Technologies / Smart Sensing and Electronics / 21.8.2017

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Christian Weigand explains the FitnessSHIRT.

The FitnessSHIRT accurately monitors parameters such as heart rate variability (HRV) and your pulse – without an additional strap. Our employee Heiko Wörrlein tested the shirt on a training run in the Tennenlohe Forest near Nürnberg, and talked with chief of development Christian Weigand to find out more about the shirt’s potential applications and the data it collects.

High-tech hospital beds to fight bedsores

Smart Sensing and Electronics / 8.3.2017

In Germany alone, some 400,000 people suffer from pressure ulcers or bedsores, each year. Bedsores develop after a short period in patients with insufficient mobility. The smart hospital bed detects the patient’s current position and suggests a new one chosen to relieve pressure.

 

 

3D model of the intelligent mattress
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3D model of the intelligent mattress

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