Technologies and Applications

Ultrasound-based operating concepts

Ultrasound-based gesture recognition

Speech is probably the most natural interface between man and machine. However, rather “unhuman” solutions are being offered for dealing… more

air taxis

Air taxis: Taking off with plug & fly

Public transport of the future will also take to the skies. But there is one missing ingredient standing in the… more

MXene

MXene: “Earthy” batteries produced by 3D printers

Lithium-ion batteries are now supplying power to “electricity eaters” around the world. But they are not doing so to everybody’s… more

Ultra-low power

Ultra-low power: More steam for smart robots

Swarms of robots would already be able to fulfill complex missions today if it wasn’t for the eternal problem of… more

Biohybrid systems: Robots dance in the beehive

Biohybrid systems: Robots dance in the beehive

Bees are increasingly falling victim to deadly environmental conditions. For this reason, “smart cities” for insects should be established to… more

Mini factory

“Unique” skin cream from a mini factory

What skin type are you – greasy, dry or mixed? If a cream is to have maximum effect, it must… more

Foodscanner

Food scanners take on the throw-away society

Mountains of edible food are thrown away every year. Consumers are one of the chief culprits here, along with industry… more

Triboelectric

Triboelectricity: “Hair-raising” electricity

In areas such as the development of implants, IoT nodes, or electronic bandages, it is often difficult to ensure a… more

Transistor No. 9

Transistor No. 9: The birth of microelectronics in Germany

One of the world’s first transistors found its way to Germany around seventy years ago, marking the start of the… more

Band-aids

Band-aids to prevent care collapse

Digitalization provides valuable services in outpatient and inpatient care. It is also the key to a leading self-determined life in… more

Hearables

Hearables: the coach in your ear

Smart headphones look like being the next big thing. Whether it’s headphones or a hearing aid, in the near future… more

Magnet sensors

Magnet sensors: The navigation finger

Before long, you will not need any type of map to find your way. That’s because an electronic skin will… more

Micro Loudspeaker

Micro loudspeaker: Hi-fi on 4 x 4 millimeters

In the past, the loudspeakers for in-ear headphones and hearing aids didn’t exactly shine with regard to their hi fidelity… more


Pharmaceuticals from the 3D printer

From additively manufactured orphan drugs to polypills and printed mini pharmaceutical factories: 3D printing opens up new paths in the… more

Fall alarms

Fall alarms in nursing home 4.0

Older people who live on their own can be at risk. Severe injuries or unconsciousness as a result of falling… more


Cobots: Human-machine teamwork

They not only carry out programmed processes, but also respond to people: Collaborative robots (Cobots) with efficient sensors open up… more


Wireless charging: Electricity from the air

The Qi standard has won the wireless charging race. Wireless charging is increasingly found in entertainment and medical electronics, electromobility,… more


The Machine Network: LTE NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT)

According to mobile communication providers, narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) will play a key role in the industrial and consumer-oriented Internet of… more

RNN

Parking with 12 neurons

You don’t always need a hundred layers filled with several tens of thousands of neurons to seem “intelligent.” New approaches… more


AI chips: artificial intelligence “at the edge”

Dedicated AI chips take machine learning from the cloud directly on to devices. Even newcomers, such as automobile manufacturers and… more

LTE-V2X

LTE-V2X: “Automobile” direct communication on trial

Traffic networking promises more safety, more energy efficiency, and fewer emissions. To do this, the first commercial technology connects automobiles… more


Lab-on-a-Chip: Mega analyses in micro spaces

A lab-on-a-chip (LoC) is a microfluidic analysis system that combines various laboratory diagnostics methods on a single component that is… more


Medical electronics: Healthier with sensors

From quantum sensors to sensor pills that you swallow to soft sensors that can be printed on gummy bears: new… more


Vehicle to grid: electric cars as electricity suppliers

There is a great deal of skepticism as regards vehicle to grid concepts. However, approaches designed to extend the working… more


Intelligent light for cars: multipixel LED, flexible OLED and lasers

Engineers are developing new light technologies for cars all the time. The aim is to come up with headlights that… more