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Printed sensors monitor tire wear in real time

Printed sensors monitor tire wear in real time

Jun 16, 2017 United States
Electrical engineers have invented an inexpensive printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tires in real time, warning drivers when the rubber meeting the road has grown dangerously thin.
Flexible electronic eardrum

Flexible electronic eardrum

Jun 1, 2017 China
The eardrum, also called the tympanic membrane or myringa is a thin, cone-shaped membrane that plays a crucial role in sensing sound and transmitting the sound from the air to the ossicles.
3D-printed bionic skin could give robots the sense of touch

3D-printed bionic skin could give robots the sense of touch

May 12, 2017 United States
Engineering researchers have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin.
Low-cost touch sensing added to objects of almost any shape

Low-cost touch sensing added to objects of almost any shape

May 10, 2017 United States
Touch sensing is most common on small, flat surfaces such as smartphone or tablet screens. Researchers, however, turn surfaces of a wide variety of shapes and sizes into touchpads using tools as simple as a can of spray paint.
Thinfilm first commercial shipment of temperature sensor smart labels

Thinfilm first commercial shipment of temperature sensor smart labels

May 4, 2017 Norway, Sweden
Thin Film Electronics ASA has successfully completed the first commercial shipment of a novel hybrid temperature sensor smart label.
Technology to enable intelligent tyres

Technology to enable intelligent tyres

Mar 31, 2017 United Kingdom
A key component for the future of intelligent tyres, using piezoelectric energy harvesting, which converts mechanical motion into electrical energy.
Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

Mar 29, 2017 Canada
Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor could help make advanced devices like these a reality.
Lab-on-a-glove could bring nerve-agent detection to your fingertips

Lab-on-a-glove could bring nerve-agent detection to your fingertips

Mar 27, 2017 United States
The new wearable, flexible glove biosensor carries out the sampling and electrochemical biosensing steps on different fingers, with the thumb finger used for collecting the nerve-agent residues and an enzyme immobilized on the index finger.
Soft sensors for smart textiles

Soft sensors for smart textiles

Mar 17, 2017 Switzerland
Researchers have succeeded in producing optic fibers for sensors that are ideal for textiles.
Webinar Thurs 9 March - RFID Sensors: Technology, Innovation, Markets

Webinar Thurs 9 March - RFID Sensors: Technology, Innovation, Markets

Feb 21, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 9 March 2017 titled RFID Sensors: Technology, Innovation, Markets... Opportunity?
Progress in flexible capacitive tactile sensor

Progress in flexible capacitive tactile sensor

Feb 14, 2017 China
Recently, benefiting from the rapid advances in the design of various flexible sensors, flexible wearable electronic devices have gained increasing attention for potential applications in individual medical care, health assessment, sports monitoring, etc.