This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE highlights innovations and advances in beam forming radar systems, bio-inspired skin sensors, ultarsound imaging for gesture control, fiber optic earthquake sensing, and soft skin 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.
Recent Developments in Sensor Technologies
- Smart Beam Steering Radar for Autonomous Driving
- Flexible Skin Sensor for Robots
- Gesture Recognition through Ultrasound Imaging
- Optical Fibers for Monitoring and Studying Earthquake Magnitudes
- Soft Skin Sensor for Human-computer Interaction
- Industry Contacts