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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.
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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 3 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 8 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.