3D-LivingLab at the Hannover Messe 2019

3D measurement
technology in real time

Humans and machines will increasingly support each other in the workplace. For processes to be efficient, the machine must respond to the human worker without any time delay.

The future is digital

Panel discussion "Challenges and Opportunities of Digitization" at CeBIT



Survey: German arithmetic with a great change of the working world

Three quarters of German citizens believe that the working world will change noticeably by the year 2030.



The aim of the BMBF is to promote R&D projects, which are flexible and efficient solutions for the optimal interaction of humans with robots.

Government funding program Zwanzig20

The consortium 3Dsensation aims at fundamentally redefining man-machine-interaction. Human interaction with machines and technological systems of any kind is to be organized more natural, intuitive, secure and efficient. For this, it is necessary to match man-machine-interaction to human needs and experiences.

Goals of the consortium

Image capturing and image reproduction are on the brink of revolutionary changes. 200 years after the discovery of photography, the first devices for the three-dimensional recording and reproduction of object information are available. In order to exploit the potentials of 3D image processing in the pioneering fields of information, production, mobility and security, the intersectoral cooperation between science and industry has to be intensified. Therefore, the Fraunhofer IOF applied to become the initiator of the consortium 3Dsensation in the framework of the government funding program “Twenty20 – Partnership for Innovation”.

The goal of the consortium is the interdisciplinary combination of competencies in optics/photonics, IT/software engineering and electronics with those from the fields of design, neuroscience, cognitive science and human factors science.

Revolution of man-machine-interaction

Transdisciplinary and intersectoral approach of 3Dsensation

In order to achieve the strategic goal, the development of a new generation of 3D technologies for image processing, information processing and visualization is advanced in a transdisciplinary and intersectoral research approach. Research projects from cognitive science, neuroscience, social science and human factors science as well as creative science and information technology are integrated. The matrix structure of the consortium enables an effective combination of topics from research and development as well as the extensive use of synergetic potentials beyond the declared demand area.

Research partners and companies wanted:

The consortium is looking for research partners and companies from various disciplines and industries to solve transdisciplinary challenges.

Please contact us if you are interested.