Press Releases 2012–2014

Electronic Imaging



Fraunhofer IIS at VISION trade fair to showcase powerful image processing platform and polarization camera for measuring stress in glass products

Erlangen, October 21, 2014 – VISION booth 1G42: VISION is the world’s leading trade fair for image processing and will be held in Stuttgart November 4-6, 2014. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will be showcasing two pioneering products there: the Vempire® embedded platform and the POLKA polarization camera. Both technologies are robust, capable and suited to a range of applications – meaning they can give companies in industry the critical competitive edge they need.

Novel Polarization Camera by Fraunhofer IIS for Glass Inspection at glasstec Trade Fair

Erlangen, Germany, October 9, 2014 – glasstec booth 14/E39: Optische Prüfsysteme Dr. Günther and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS present their glass bottle inspection system „BMF-5C Bottom and mouth rim inspection system“ at the glasstec fair from October 21–24 in Düsseldorf. A crucial component of the system is a development by Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen – the polarization camera POLKA that measures glass stresses in bottles in real time.

A visionary world premier: Fraunhofer IIS presents world's first emotion detection app on Google Glass

Erlangen, Germany, August 27, 2014: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has adapted its SHORE™ real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass, the first app of its kind. With the aid of Glass’ integrated camera, the app detects people’s faces and determines their emotions by analyzing their facial expressions. The so-called Glassware (Google Glass app) simultaneously gauges the person's age or detects their gender among other things, but it cannot determine their identity. All calculations are performed in real-time by the CPU integrated in the eyewear. The image data never leaves the device.


Fraunhofer IIS Introduces IMF Software Components for File-Based Workflows at IBC 2012

Press Release 07.09.2012: New IMF packaging, play back and multiformat-transcoding components simplify workflow and decrease media production costs

Fraunhofer IIS Low Complexity Codec Enables Trans­mission of High-Resolution Video Regardless of Bandwidth Limitations

Press Release 07.09.2012: Vast amounts of high-resolution images mean vast amounts of data: The Low Complexity Codec developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS flexibly adapts streams of image data to the available infrastructure and bandwidth without sacrificing high resolution or dynamic range

Mini-camera with maxi-brainpower

Press Release 21.08.2012: Torrential rapids, plunging mud holes and soaring hurdles: in the outdoor competitions at the Olympic Games, athletes pushed themselves to the limit. But it’s hard to depict this in pictures alone. This is why researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS created an intelligent camera that instantly delivers additional metadata, such as acceleration, temperature or heart rate. The new INCA can be seen at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam from September 7 - 10 (Hall 8, Booth B80).

GfK EMO Scan Wins 2012 German ­Innovation in Market Research Award

Press Release 18.07.2012: A joint R&D project conducted by GfK Verein and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS with support from the University of Geneva has seen the ­development of a piece of innovative software for measuring advertising effectiveness. The software, called EMO Scan, makes it possible to objectively assess study participants‘ emotional responses based on their facial expressions. Using the method requires no special hardware or operator training. The software has won the 2012 German Innovation in ­Market Research Award.

Energy-efficient, Smart, Networked – Innovative Embedded Systems Heading for Success

Press Release 27.02.2012: Mobile, energy-efficient solutions with great flexibility in adapting to new requirements and changing ambient conditions pose challenges for the design and development of embedded systems. At the embedded world fair 2012 in Nuremberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS features new generation solutions and results: guaranteeing self-sufficient, long-term operation of embedded sensors and wireless communications technology based on energy harvesting technologies or intelligent energy concepts.