Future-Shape GmbH, Hoehenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn nearby Munich has many years of experience in material science, sensor technology, and radio systems.

The main product is SensFloor®, a large-area sensor floor, which offers a wide range of applications in the areas of health care, retail, security and multimedia. Intelligent algorithms and self-learning systems extract significant activity profiles for ambient assisted living (AAL) and internet of things (IoT) applications.

The Future-Shape GmbH was founded in 2005 by Christl Lauterbach and is privately owned.

Future-Shape has already been awarded twice (2017 & 2012)  the Federal Prize for outstanding innovative achievements by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy for its SensFloor system.

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Satisfied customers are important to us. This is the reason why we work according to internationally recognized quality management principles and have been ISO 9001:2015 certified since November 2018.

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Future-Shape Management

Christl Lauterbach

Founder and CEO


  • Founder and Managing Director of Future-Shape GmbH since 2005
  • 6 years Infineon Technologies AG, Corporate Research, Senior Staff Engineer for Emerging Technologies, Project Manager Smart Textiles
  • 22 years Siemens AG, Corporate Research and Technology, developer Semiconductor Technology and Circuit Design
  • >200 patents and patent pendings, >100 scientific publications
  • Science Advisory Board at  ITA-Institut of the University RWTH Aachen
  • Member of VDI, DKE AAL Group

Dr. Axel Steinhage

Chief Technology Officer


  • Director R&D Future-Shape GmbH since 2006
  • 5 y. Infineon Research, Project Manager “Human-Machine Interaction”
  • 11 y. Institut für Neuroinformatik, Bochum, Research Director Robotic and Dynamic Systems
  • Diploma and PhD in theoretical physics both with distinction
  • 90 Journal and books articles, Expert Reviewer for IEEE
  • Management for 10 BMBF and EU-Funding projects