Imagine that a smart and interconnected sensor system can be formed digitally
in an economical and environmentally friendly way. Now imagine that it can be
done in South Africa, near low-resourced communities who need these products
the most. One need not only imagine – the local design and manufacture of smart
sensors and wireless sensor networks are precisely the overarching vision of the
Integrated Microelectronic Sensor System Research Programme of the Carl and
Emily Fuchs Institute for Microelectronics (CEFIM) in the Department of Electrical,
Electronic and Computer Engineering.