As the »sensory organs of things« sensors have a key role to play in future applications in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT). However, this involves rigorous requirements in terms of performance and robustness as well as the energy and cost efficiency of these miniature electronic aids.
One particular challenge lies in adapting chemical or biological sensors specifically to IoT applications. Fraunhofer EMFT has years of experience in the development of sensor system technologies which can especially be put to wide-ranging use in chemosensorics and biosensorics. One key component in terms of creating a stable and valid sensor system is the necessary system technology. Model-supported signal analysis, nonstationary measurement methods, multi-variant sensorics and modern methods of numerical signal processing provide the basis here.
The EMFT competence innovative sensor solutions is subdivided into the following subthemes: IoT sensor systems, sensor systems on flexible substrates, flow sensors, chemical sensorics, biosensorics and cell-based sensorics.