Living Environment & Health

Microelectronic systems assist us in many different areas of daily life. New technologies make possible intelligent living and working environments that are especially efficient and resource-friendly. Systems for collecting and processing information and for process control are of particular importance.

Electronic assistance is also particularly suited for the elderly and handicapped. In addition, countless innovations that would not have been possible without new kinds of hardware and software are finding their way into medical technology, in particular.

Reference Projects

The project is focused on developing a learning software platform that evaluates operating data and optimizes the control of technical building equipment on this basis.


The goal of the EnLight partners was to reduce the power consumption of modern LEDs by 40 percent. For this goal, they have developed unconventional innovations.


Fraunhofer IIS/EAS pursued within the project an especially small and energy-efficient microchip layout for cost efficient and high-performance cameras.


The partners researched how lighting can adjust automatically to certain situations or to specific behaviors of the users. Basis was a quick and efficient three-dimensional detection and analysis of movements of persons using a vision system-on-chip.


This project aims at the development of a BIM-based digital platform for the management of buildings and information about their lifecycle.


The EnKonSens research project aimed at developing a new type of intuitive system for electronic light control. At the core of the system are innovative and energy-self-sufficient sensors.


The European project eeEmbedded aimed at providing architects, engineers and asset managers with the possibility to create reliable energy analyses and predictions for buildings in future - both in the planning phases as well as during operation.


The project partners developed a process by which energy management systems for entire building installations can be developed in ways individually adapted to their specific purposes.



ESiMED seeked to simplify access to technologies like system-in-package (SiP) for companies from the medical technology sector.


The seamless interplay of cloud, communication and IoT components will be decisive for many applications in the near future. The Flex4Apps project therefore aims to considerably improve the reliability, availability and stability of such systems.