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Sensor Technology Research
Sep 21, 2022
Sensing Pressure Using Paper

Sensing Pressure Using Paper

Several industrial, automotive, and healthcare applications rely on accurate and precise measurement of pressure. Flexible and wearable pressure sensors are typically fabricated using petroleum-based polymers. The solid waste generated from using such non-biodegradable plastics is harmful for the environment. To avoid this issue, researchers have now fabricated pressure sensors that use paper as the medium.
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Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Engineers have developed a scalable soft surface that can continuously reshape itself to mimic objects in nature. Relying on electromagnetic actuation, mechanical modeling and machine learning to form new configurations, the surface can even learn to adapt to hindrances such as broken elements, unexpected constraints or changing environments.
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DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

This premium article explores the DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo, summarising the main takeaways of the event.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 22, 2022
Powering Ubiquitous Electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Powering Ubiquitous Electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Powering IoT devices in a cheap, sustainable fashion is crucial to achieve the promised vision of a connected world. Small, low-cost thin film solar cells, optimized to work with diffuse indoor light, offer a solution to this dilemma.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 20, 2022
Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

With the innovation of lidar beam steering technologies, continuous lidar cost reduction, as well as the progress of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous vehicles (AV), lidars are embracing their potential US$8.4 billion-dollar market by 2033, enabled by automotive applications, which can be further widely expanded to other areas such as robotics, industrial, smart city, and mapping.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 22, 2022
Facemask Detects Viral Exposure in 10 Minutes With Infected Person

Facemask Detects Viral Exposure in 10 Minutes With Infected Person

Scientists have created a face mask that can detect common respiratory viruses, including influenza and the coronavirus, in the air in droplets or aerosols. The highly sensitive mask can alert the wearers via their mobile devices within 10 minutes if targeted pathogens are present in the surrounding air.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 20, 2022
New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin

New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin

Engineers a have created a small, autonomous device with a stretchable/flexible sensor that can be adhered to the skin to measure the changing size of tumors below. The non-invasive, battery-operated device is sensitive to one-hundredth of a millimeter (10 micrometers) and can beam results to a smartphone app wirelessly in real-time with the press of a button.
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Multi-Electrode Printed Bioelectronic Patches

Multi-Electrode Printed Bioelectronic Patches

Using thin-film electronic patches or the so-called electronic "tattoos" for biomonitoring is paving the way for the future of healthcare in terms of better signal quality, higher patient comfort and wearability.
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Wearable Sensors for Novel Biometrics

Wearable Sensors for Novel Biometrics

This premium article looks into emerging biometrics, such as wearable alcohol sensors, lactate sensors, and hydration sensors, as well as emerging methods like urine sensors in smart diapers, 'Clinic on the Wrist' and 'Lab-on-Skin', and more.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 14, 2022
Printing Highly Reflective Mirrors

Printing Highly Reflective Mirrors

Dielectric mirrors, also referred to as Bragg mirrors, reflect light nearly completely. Hence, they are suited for various applications, such as camera systems and sensor systems for microscopy and medical technologies. So far, such mirrors have been produced by complex processes in expensive vacuum devices. Researchers now are the first to print Bragg mirrors of high quality with inkjet printers. This may pave the way towards the digital manufacture of customized mirrors.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 21, 2022
Sensing Pressure Using Paper

Sensing Pressure Using Paper

Several industrial, automotive, and healthcare applications rely on accurate and precise measurement of pressure. Flexible and wearable pressure sensors are typically fabricated using petroleum-based polymers. The solid waste generated from using such non-biodegradable plastics is harmful for the environment. To avoid this issue, researchers have now fabricated pressure sensors that use paper as the medium.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo

This premium article explores the DroneX Trade Show and Helitech Expo, summarising the main takeaways of the event.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 20, 2022
Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

Evolving Automotive Lidar Technologies and Business Landscape

With the innovation of lidar beam steering technologies, continuous lidar cost reduction, as well as the progress of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous vehicles (AV), lidars are embracing their potential US$8.4 billion-dollar market by 2033, enabled by automotive applications, which can be further widely expanded to other areas such as robotics, industrial, smart city, and mapping.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 20, 2022
New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin

New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin

Engineers a have created a small, autonomous device with a stretchable/flexible sensor that can be adhered to the skin to measure the changing size of tumors below. The non-invasive, battery-operated device is sensitive to one-hundredth of a millimeter (10 micrometers) and can beam results to a smartphone app wirelessly in real-time with the press of a button.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Sensors for Novel Biometrics

Wearable Sensors for Novel Biometrics

This premium article looks into emerging biometrics, such as wearable alcohol sensors, lactate sensors, and hydration sensors, as well as emerging methods like urine sensors in smart diapers, 'Clinic on the Wrist' and 'Lab-on-Skin', and more.
Press Release
Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Engineers have developed a scalable soft surface that can continuously reshape itself to mimic objects in nature. Relying on electromagnetic actuation, mechanical modeling and machine learning to form new configurations, the surface can even learn to adapt to hindrances such as broken elements, unexpected constraints or changing environments.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 22, 2022
Powering Ubiquitous Electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Powering Ubiquitous Electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Powering IoT devices in a cheap, sustainable fashion is crucial to achieve the promised vision of a connected world. Small, low-cost thin film solar cells, optimized to work with diffuse indoor light, offer a solution to this dilemma.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 22, 2022
Facemask Detects Viral Exposure in 10 Minutes With Infected Person

Facemask Detects Viral Exposure in 10 Minutes With Infected Person

Scientists have created a face mask that can detect common respiratory viruses, including influenza and the coronavirus, in the air in droplets or aerosols. The highly sensitive mask can alert the wearers via their mobile devices within 10 minutes if targeted pathogens are present in the surrounding air.
Press Release
Multi-Electrode Printed Bioelectronic Patches

Multi-Electrode Printed Bioelectronic Patches

Using thin-film electronic patches or the so-called electronic "tattoos" for biomonitoring is paving the way for the future of healthcare in terms of better signal quality, higher patient comfort and wearability.
Sensor Technology Research
Sep 14, 2022
Printing Highly Reflective Mirrors

Printing Highly Reflective Mirrors

Dielectric mirrors, also referred to as Bragg mirrors, reflect light nearly completely. Hence, they are suited for various applications, such as camera systems and sensor systems for microscopy and medical technologies. So far, such mirrors have been produced by complex processes in expensive vacuum devices. Researchers now are the first to print Bragg mirrors of high quality with inkjet printers. This may pave the way towards the digital manufacture of customized mirrors.