This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE profiles innovations in ultra-low power ultrasonic fingerprint sensors, ultrasonic sensors for object detection and collision avoidance; non-invasive sensors for glucose detection or other medical diagnostics applications; bioinspired sensors for such applications as motion sensing or gesture control; and extremely low-power temperature sensors.
Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz).
The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones.
1. Innovations in Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensors, Skin Sensors, Vision Sensors, and Temperature Sensors
- Novel Ultrasonic Fingerprint Technology for Biometric Applications
- Non-invasive Technology for Healthcare and Medical Diagnostic Platforms
- 3D-based Ultrasonic Sensor for Object Detection in Surroundings
- Bioinspired Sensor for Motion and Gesture Control
- Temperature Sensor Consuming Virtually Zero Power
- Industry Contacts