Creating smart textiles with carbon nanotube-based sensors

10 September, 2018

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.

Plastic sensors could monitor health conditions

17 July, 2018

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.

'Electronic nose' recognises a variety of scents

20 June, 2018

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 application design with MEMS accelerometers

18 May, 2018 by Petr Stukjunger | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Low-power applications take advantage of MEMS accelerometer sensors for increasing battery life.

Meet Marilyn, the robot car that can see through fog

17 May, 2018

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.

Strain-sensing clothes can monitor your movements

08 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Deakin University

Strain-sensing textiles have particular relevance in the development of smart devices for health, sports and soft robotics.

How voice recognition will change industry

26 April, 2018 | Supplied by: EU Automation

Voice recognition technology has changed the way we complete many daily tasks — from shopping to getting weather updates. Could it do the same for manufacturing?

Smart socks help physios treat patients remotely

17 April, 2018

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 sensors complete Alibaba IoT validation

28 March, 2018 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

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.

InvenSense ICP-10100 low-power, waterproof MEMS sensor

19 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics (Hong Kong) Ltd

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.

Fitness trackers can enhance biomedical research

28 February, 2018

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.

Lithium-ion batteries could be charged five times faster

21 February, 2018

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 A1 SRD radar sensors

20 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Digi-Key Electronics

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.

IoT technology to reduce traffic congestion

06 February, 2018 by Andrew Spence

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.

Adding touch interaction to any object, surface or space

05 February, 2018 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Silicon chips from semiconductor company STMicroelectronics have enabled the creation of zForce AIR touch-sensing modules.

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