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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.
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Image sensor, electrically controllable near-infrared light sensitive

Image sensor, electrically controllable near-infrared light sensitive

Feb 14, 2017 Japan
Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has developed a new technology, electrical control of the near infrared (NIR) light sensitivity of the same pixel in an organic CMOS image sensor.
Wearable stretch sensors making underwear into underwearables

Wearable stretch sensors making underwear into underwearables

Jan 30, 2017 New Zealand
Most of us have heard the example of wearable tech's adoption failure, where we abandon our gadgets after a few weeks to end up in our underwear drawers. But ironically, maybe this is exactly where wearable technology should be.
Webinar Tuesday 17 January - Environmental gas sensors

Webinar Tuesday 17 January - Environmental gas sensors

Jan 5, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 17 January 2017. Webinar Title: Environmental Gas Sensors: Technologies, Applications & Opportunities
World's first gas sensor to apply a new principle for graphene use

World's first gas sensor to apply a new principle for graphene use

Dec 15, 2016 Japan
The world's first successful development of an exquisitely sensitive gas sensor based on a new principle that takes advantage of graphene, a material in which carbon atoms are arranged in a sheet one atom thick.
Graphene and silly putty make state-of-the-art sensor

Graphene and silly putty make state-of-the-art sensor

Dec 13, 2016 5 United Kingdom
Researchers have used the wonder material graphene to make the novelty children's material silly putty® (polysilicone) conduct electricity -- creating extremely sensitive sensors.
The growing demand for low cost environmental sensors in smart cities

The growing demand for low cost environmental sensors in smart cities

Dec 12, 2016 3 France
Last week Paris experienced its worst spike in pollution since records began. Cars were banned from the streets and public transport made free in the city and surrounding areas. Such vehicle bans have only been introduced four times in the last two decades, and never before on consecutive days.
Tiny, soft and wearable acoustic sensor

Tiny, soft and wearable acoustic sensor

Dec 1, 2016 2 United States
Researchers have developed a tiny, soft and wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human body, allowing them to monitor human heart health and recognize spoken words.
A $7.6 billion market for fully printed sensors in 2027

A $7.6 billion market for fully printed sensors in 2027

Nov 30, 2016 Worldwide
Sensors that are printed on flexible substrates represent a growing market. Although the biggest segment — blood glucose test strips — is currently shrinking, the next generation of printed sensors will enable other applications...