Dytran Instruments has introduced the Model 3168D2 single-axis IEPE quartz accelerometer for health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) and flight test applications. Featuring a thru-hole design for 360° cable orientation, the sensor has mechanical and electrical filters that effectively eliminate ultrahigh-frequency energy that can cause signal saturation.
Fabric coated with the sensing technology could be used in future 'smart garments', with the sensors slipped into the soles of shoes or stitched into clothing.
Researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions.
A newly developed sensor can be taught different scents, sniffing out potential hazards — such as smouldering cables or spoilt food — earlier than a human being.
Low-power applications take advantage of MEMS accelerometer sensors for increasing battery life.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has invented a robot car that is claimed to see better than humans in foggy conditions and can navigate without stopping.
The technology consists of three sensors embedded in socks that patients wear while performing exercises, plus a web interface that displays the captured data in real time.
STMicroelectronics has announced the validation of its LSM6DSL 6-axis inertial sensor and LPS22HB pressure sensor for Alibaba IoT's ecosystem, which enables users to create complete IoT nodes and gateway solutions with good time to market.
The ICP-10100 MEMS capacitive barometric pressure sensor offers a full pressure operating range of 30 to 110 kPa, and ensures good temperature stability with a temperature coefficient of ±0.5 Pa/°C.
Wearable sensors are not just useful for personal fitness tracking — they can also be used to gain new insights in several fields of biomedical research.
Testing lithium-ion batteries' internal temperatures and their electrodes' potentials, researchers have found that the batteries can be safely charged much faster than the recommended charging limits.
Acconeer's A1 SRD radar sensors enable mm accuracy with low power consumption. The sensor is based on PCR (Pulsed Coherent Radar) technology, which has high-range resolution while only consuming microwatts of power.
A pilot study using Internet of Things technology to help reduce traffic congestion and create the foundations for the deployment of autonomous vehicles is underway in South Australia.