In the domains of Smart Home and Smart Living, a multitude of sensors is used that, however, use similar technologies from decades past. Our goal is to create a new generation of sensors that are unobtrusive, energy conserving, yet powerful. We combine these technologies with new methods of machine learning and digital signal processing, to get the most information out of the sensor data. In addition we use methods to fuse data from heterogeneous sensor networks and use pattern recognition, as an important area to improve existing systems.
Fraunhofer IGD is primarily developing electric field sensing systems that can track human activities invisibly and through many materials.