Research and Development | Press Release | Reading Time 1 Min.

Customizable gesture recognition and training with the embedded AI library AIfES@embedded world 2022

Fraunhofer IMS@embedded world 2022, from 21 to 23 June, Nuremberg Exhibition Centre

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg presents customizable gesture recognition and training with the embedded AI library AIfES


The Embedded Software and AI core competence of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS will present a customizable AI-based gesture recognition algorithm from June 21 to 23. The algorithm was developed using the Fraunhofer software AI framework AIfES, which supports highly efficient implementation of neural networks on embedded systems. In addition to applications in the field of device and machine operation, this gesture recognition method is also suitable for gaming applications, in the smart home as well as in the medical field.

Gesture recognition by artificial intelligence for embedded systems

Gesture recognition is a variant for the realization of a user interface for the operation of a technical system or device. Instead of keyboard input or voice input, the user makes certain movements with his arms, hands or head, which are interpreted by the technical system as control commands. Gesture recognition works absolutely noiseless and contactless and can therefore be a suitable operating technology for special applications.

AIfES uses the movement of e.g. head, hand or foot and can be trained directly in the local embedded system without any cloud connection. Intuitive methods are increasingly preferred to using keyboards or other controls to control machines or computers in real-world situations. The gesture extraction algorithm allows applications to be controlled intuitively and individually using any 2-D or 3-D gestures.

Visit the Fraunhofer-Joint Booth in Hall 4-422 and find out about the many possible applications of AIfES!

Would you like to make an appointment at the trade fair or talk to our team beforehand? Send an email to Sigrid van Kempen,   

For more information and our datasheet, please visit and click on the links "gesture recognition with AIfES", "new possibilities through AIfES".


Fraunhofer IMS

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg is your competent research and solution partner for the development and pilot production of innovative microelectronic circuits, systems and applications in our four business units Health, Industry, Mobility and Space & Security

The focus of our research work is on offering solutions and developing marketable technologies and processes in the field of microelectronics circuits and systems that are used in many industries. Our institute is a globally recognized research and development partner due to its extensive know-how, access to technology, high-quality development services and outstanding technical infrastructure.


© Adobe Stock/Fraunhofer IMS