Welcome to the "Campus of the Senses"?
The "Campus of the Senses", a collaborative project between the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, with the involvement of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) as a university partner, focuses on research into chemosensory sensory perception - smell and taste - and their transformation into technically mechanical and digital concepts.
Especially when it comes to smelling and tasting, many perceptual processes occur unconsciously. Yet smelling and tasting provide important information for our daily lives. Making this information accessible by machine and digitally is a major challenge. That is why we at the "Campus of the Senses" have set ourselves the task of better recording and reproducing this information with the help of technical systems. This allows us to better understand the perceptual processes in humans and at the same time to support people in their daily lives.
In the "Campus of the Senses", innovative sensor and actuator solutions as well as intelligent methods for automated perception are developed and new insights in perception research are gained. In the "Campus of the Senses", innovative sensor and actuator solutions as well as intelligent methods for automated perception are developed and new insights in perception research are gained. Scientists from a wide range of disciplines, such as engineering, chemistry, computer science and neuroscience, work together to advance knowledge building, interdisciplinary competence development and technology transfer for applications in the fields of health, food, agriculture, consumer goods, mobility, environment, work, entertainment and leisure.