H.G. Schaevitz LLC Alliance Sensors introduced its first spring loaded LVIT (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) series. The LRS-18 series are spring loaded, contactless devices designed for dimension or position measuring applications in factory automation and in various industrial and commercial applications such as automotive testing, mil/aero test stands, robotic arms, and packaging equipment, where the […]
Getting more than one sensor measurement from a semiconductor sensor package that is perhaps 50% or more smaller than one commonly used a decade ago is no problem. Two and even all three of the accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer (AGM) sensors found in an inertial measurement unit (IMU) commonly found in a smart phone are […]
A recent report, notes that “in the medical sector, ingestible sensors are used in capsule endoscopy, patient monitoring, and controlled drug delivery applications.” Furthermore, the report projects that the ingestible sensor market is expected to grow from USD 198.2 Million in 2015 to USD 678.2 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 20.2% between 2016 […]
Energy harvesting (EH) or converting renewable or existing sources of energy to electrical power can occur with several sources including light, heat, and motion providing the input. Photoelectric, thermoelectric, piezoelectric and electrodynamic techniques are well-known and often used to power sensing nodes that transmit data to a central controller. Depending on how much light is […]
Today, advanced sensing applications in smart phones and automobiles frequently use sensor fusion. However, advanced industrial applications such as sophisticated robots also take advantage of this technology. Sensor fusion is actually a subcategory of data fusion and is also called multisensory data fusion or sensor-data fusion. For location sensing in smart phones the data from […]
High-volume microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors are used in almost any application that requires a sensor input. The most common are pressure sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, temperature sensors and magnetometers but the technologies used to make these sensors (and actuators) can be applied to many other sensing needs. Two chemical etching processes are the primary techniques to […]
“Smart” is frequently used as a prefix to mean new and improved for technology and even consumer type products. The term “smart sensor” has been used for over three decades (Giachino, J. M., “Smart Sensors,” Sensors and Actuators, Vol 10, 1986). Earning the smart prefix, meant the sensor performed a function that could not be […]
At CES 2017, Theodore Marescaux, Chief Executive Officer from Muuselabs demonstrates how Jooki, a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth jukebox designed for small children can detect different play lists in characters that are easily recognized by children. The box senses the presence/proximity of the character and immediately implements the playlist. Each character is easily programmed by adults so children […]
Using the same type of technology employed in upper arm blood pressure measurements, the MOCACuff makes it easy for a person to automatically take their own blood pressure and pulse. The cuff displays systolic pressure above the diastolic pressure as well as the wearer’s pulse rate.
At CES 2017, Vincent Maxime, Product Manager from Enerbee describes how the use of airflow, temperature, humidity, CO2, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and pressure measurements with the Bluetooth connectivity of the Enerbee Smart Vent can provide a visual indication of the healthy or unhealthy status of various rooms in your home.