This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE profiles innovations in photoelectric sensors for challenging targets, more convenient sensors for preventing peanut allergic reactions, near infrared web monitoring, thermal imaging cameras for building, electronics and mechanical diagnostics, and crop spraying.
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.
Table of Contents
Recent Developments in Sensor Technologies
- Streamlined Smart Photoelectric Sensors
- Handheld Peanut Sensor to Combat Allergic Reactions
- Adaptable Web Monitoring
- Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera Pinpoints Factory Hot Spots
- Sensor and Software Platform Makes Crop Spraying More Efficient
- Industry Contacts