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  • Workshop | June 6 2024 / 2024

    Science Campus 2024 - women in THz

    For female scientists and STEM students! / May 07, 2024

    For all women studying a STEM subject, who have just completed their studies or who have already gained their first experience in science and research: The terahertz.NRW network invites you to a day full of insights and dialogue about the current world of terahertz research.

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  • Research and development | Press release | Reading time 3 Min. / 2024

    Tracking reactions with invisible light, saving materials and time: New nanosensors make diagnostic procedures more sensitive

    Research results from bioanalytics  / February 13, 2024

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS and Ruhr University Bochum have developed a process that enables a new form of signal amplification for diagnostic tests. Through the advanced use of luminescent single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in bioanalytics, test procedures can be carried out more sensitively, quickly and cheaply. The sensors can be used for enzymatic processes. Their adaptability to different reaction conditions opens up a wide range of applications for standard methods such as ELISAs (Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay). The results were published on 15 December 2023 in the journal »Angewandte Chemie International Edition« and open up new possibilities for improving diagnostic procedures and saving detection agents.

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  • Research and development | Press release | Reading time 2 Min. / 2024

    Improving post-COVID aftercare and diagnostics: Contactless vital signs measurements combined with an innovative app to enhance life quality

    Kick-off for the BMBF project »KoVit« / February 01, 2024

    Within the project »KoVit - Contactless vital signs recording for an objective follow-up of post-Covid to support medical diagnostics« , the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS is working with the Department of Infectiology at Essen Uni-versity Hospital, Fimo Health GmbH and MedEcon Ruhr GmbH to sustainably improve the lives of post-COVID patients. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Educa-tion and Research (BMBF) as part of the »Hybrid Interaction Systems for Maintaining Health Even in Exceptional Situations (HIS)« program and will run from September 2023 to August 2024.

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  • Research and development | Press release | Reading time 3 Min. / 2023

    Annual savings in megatons of greenhouse gas emissions in industry and mobility through intelligent power electronics with novel gallium nitride semiconductors in motor controllers

    Start of the Fraunhofer-funded project PowerCare / November 13, 2023

    Independence from fossil fuels and the switch to regenerative energy sources require extensive electrification of production and mobility. This increases the need for compact, energy-efficient, and reliable power electronics. In the PowerCare project , novel vertical gallium nitride power semiconductors as well as real-time failure models are developed and used in a motor drive. Here, PowerCare takes a new approach to the monitoring concept by using a miniaturized motor controller with integrated AI failure prediction. The project thus lays the foundation for the next evolutionary stage of intelligent, sustainable power modules.

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  • Research and development | Press release | Reading time 2 Min. / 2023

    Vital signs: Improving the safety and comfort of vehicles using AI algorithms

    Ready for integration into inCabin systems / September 08, 2023

    The transport of tomorrow will not only be autonomous — it will also be comfortable and safe. The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS presents AI algorithms that massively improve transportation safety and comfort. To achieve this, optical sensors record vital signs, such as heart and respiratory rates. This data is processed by specially developed AI algorithms. The algorithms are modular and easy to integrate into cars and existing systems. They offer entirely new measurement options for car manufacturers. This development is supported by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), which requires the installation of internal cameras in vehicles.

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  • Research and Development | Feature | Reading Time: 5 Min. / 2023

    Feature: Open Source Semiconductors

    September 04, 2023

    The future of hardware is open source - unleashing innovative drive in science and industry with open semiconductor structures to address societal challenges in climate protection as well as security issues.

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  • Research and Development | Shortnews | Reading Time: 2 Min. / 2023

    Increasing food quality and reducing recall costs through smart sound sensor technology: successful conclusion of BMWK project ISEP

    September 01, 2023

    Prevention of food contamination through AI-based monitoring methods: Defective equipment and contamination of food are the second-most common cause of food warnings in Germany. In the ISEP[1] project, Fraunhofer IMS has developed a solution that quickly and reliably detects such defects for each individually filled bag. This ensures a higher quality of the goods. Associated with this, food waste as well as high claims for damages and recall costs can be avoided in the future.

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  • Fairs and Events | Events page | Reading time: 1 min. / 2023

    IAA Mobility 2023: AI algorithms for in-cabin contactless vital signs measurement and 3072-pixel LiDAR camera

    September 5 to 8 / August 02, 2023

    »Experience Connected Mobility« The future of safe, autonomous and comfortable mobility is within reach: At the IAA Mobility 2023 from 5 to 8 October in Munich, we will present our AI algorithms, which can remarkably increase safety and comfort in means of transport. Of course, we are not neglecting the safety aspects outside the vehicle: our 3072-pixel LiDAR camera ensures high-precision detection of the surroundings.

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  • Research and development | Press release | Reading time 2 Min. / 2023

    Rapid, resource-efficient disease and pandemic detection by InfektoFlex - an adaptive and innovative diagnostic platform designed to test a wide range of pathogens

    Funding approval in infectiology in the ZukunftBIO.NRW program / July 14, 2023

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS, together with its partner, has been selected by the ZukunftBIO.NRW program to carry out the InfektoFlex project. From April 2023 to May 2025, this project will develop a modular and rapidly adaptable platform for the diagnosis of dangerous pathogens to improve pandemic preparedness and response. To this end, engineered recognition structures, known as clickmers, will be combined as determinants with carbon nanotubes as optical sensors. In this way, the diagnostic functionality can be validated and the transferability to several relevant pathogens can be demonstrated. The required expertise and technology development are covered in this project by the company ClickmerSystems GmbH and by the Fraunhofer IMS, so that at the end of the project a solution close to the market can be expected.

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  • A forum for international research and academia to meet and exchange the latest developements! / 2023

    Visit us for our 10th anniversary of the CMOS Imaging Workshop

    June 07, 2023

    You are kindly invited to an exciting event, which will promote the exchange of users, developers and researchers of optical sensing to enhance synergy and pave the way to great applications and ideas.

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