NIFE Video



  • Institute for Microelectronic Systems (IMS):
    Prof. Dr. Holger Blume

  • Institute for Information Processing (TNT):
    Prof. Dr. Jörn Ostermann

  • Institute for Information Processing (TNT):
    Prof. Dr. Bodo Rosenhahn

  • Institute of Electrical Engineering and Measurement Technology (GEM):
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Zimmermann

Research Areas:electronics, sensors, image processing, computer vision

Short description of WG:

eNIFE is a research center within the Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Leibniz University Hanover that is associated with NIFE. It is devoted to biomedical technology from an electronic engineering viewpoint.

In cooperation with the colleagues from the NIFE’s other working groups, they are working among others on bioreactor system sensors and their corresponding electronics. The realization of a wireless data transfer from the bioreactor systems and the automation of the signal analysis and the control of these systems is one focus. Another is the encapsulation of the electronics under the harsh environmental conditions of a bioreactor. The eNIFE group will develop both the concept and implement the necessary hardware and software components.

Other fields of application are the supply of extremely low-loss signal processing platforms (application specific instruction set processors, ASIPs) for digital hearing aids or other medical implants.

In the area of sensors and measurement technology, eNIFE is mainly concentrating on the study of novel physical and chemical sensory principles as well as the development of new sensors (especially nanosensors). Furthermore, a focus will be the development of compact measuring systems to detect microconcentrations of substances in liquids and gases (air) predominantly for medical, biological, environmental, and safety applications. Both basic science issues and application-oriented research projects will be performed in close cooperation with scientific, clinical, and industrial partners.

In the area of image processing, projects will be performed on image analysis and visualization of raw data from different imagining methods. This ranges from the visualization of finest structures on the cellular level to the analysis of migration movements of endoprostheses.