This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE profiles developments in stable sensors, sleep monitoring sensors, laser-based sensors, and quantum sensors. Innovations include stable sensors for drones and robots, more accurate sleep sensing, laser-based sensor to support microfluidics, atomic-scale quantum sensor for future hard discs, and a low-power voltage detector that aids energy harvesting.
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 Innovations in Sensors & Instrumentation
Stable Sensors for Drones and Robots
More Accurate Sleep Sensing
Laser-based Sensor to Support Microfluidics
Atomic-scale Quantum Sensor for Tomorrow's Hard Discs
Low-power Voltage Detector Aids Energy Harvesting