Analog Devices MAX86178 vital signs analog front-end

21 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Analog Devices Pty Ltd

Analog Devices' MAX86178 triple-system vital signs analog front-end (AFE) enables users to simplify the design of wearable remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices by measuring four vital signs at once.

Wearable motion sensor identifies bending and twisting

13 September, 2021

The highly stretchable electronic material essentially forms an electronic skin capable of recognising the range of movement human joints normally make.

Waterproof pressure sensors for wearable electronics

25 August, 2021

Flexible and waterproof sensors that could unlock new applications for wearable electronics have been developed by Korean scientists.

STEGO KTO 111 and KTS 111 series compact thermostats

23 August, 2021 | Supplied by: Transfer Multisort Elektronik Sp. z o.o.

STEGO's KTO 111 and KTS 111 series thermostats are familiar to installers and mechanics working in the field of industrial automation.

Pressure sensor paves the way for robot 'skin' and more

01 July, 2021

The sensor can be 'printed' onto flexible material such as paper or plastic film, and is so sensitive that it can accurately detect a single flower petal.

Altronics S0158 No Touch Infrared Proximity Switch

29 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Altronic Distributors Pty Ltd

Altronics has released the S0158 No Touch Infrared Proximity Switch, designed to be used in conjunction with automatic door systems for opening doors with a wave of the hand.

ST and Metalenz partner on metasurface optics technology

11 June, 2021 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

ST will develop manufacturing processes for Metalenz's meta-surface optics technology for next-generation smartphones, consumer devices and more.

Smart foam gives robots a human-like sense of touch

19 May, 2021

The foam is able to better sense the proximity of human presence compared with other commonly used e-skin materials such as silicones.

Bluetooth badges enable safe distancing for workers

23 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Digi-Key Electronics

By deploying the badge sensors to employees potentially working in close contact with others, Digi-Key Electronics has been able to better perform contact tracing procedures.

Thermometer measures temperatures during quantum calculations

21 April, 2021

A novel type of thermometer has been designed to simply and quickly measure temperatures during quantum calculations with extremely high accuracy.

ams AS7038xB and AS7030B vital sign sensors

29 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

The ams AS7038RB and AS7038GB vital sign sensors and AS7030B vital sign sensor module are based on photoplethysmography (PPG) and electrocardiogram (ECG), two methods for heart rate monitoring (HRM) and heart rate variability (HRV).

Hall sensors — how to check their operation

17 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Transfer Multisort Elektronik Sp. z o.o.

When we deal with an unidentified element, we should have at least some basic knowledge of how a Hall sensor works in order to be able to check the system's operation.

Soft sensor for robots mimics human skin

10 March, 2021

Researchers have developed a soft tactile sensor with skin-comparable characteristics. A robotic gripper with the sensor mounted at the fingertip could accomplish challenging tasks.

Heavy rain affects object detection by LiDAR sensors

05 March, 2021

Researchers found that as the rain intensity increased it became more difficult for the sensors to detect objects.

Top five innovative printed/flexible sensor technologies

24 February, 2021 by Dr Matthew Dyson, Technology Analyst | Supplied by: IDTechEx

Printed/flexible sensors can measure a wide range of parameters and can be employed in emerging applications, including IIoT, wearables, automotive interiors and smart buildings.

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