At Sensors Expo 2018, Ben LeNail, Director of Business Development at Alta Devices, a maker of thin, flexible solar photovoltaic cells for energy harvesting, provided an update on the company’s technology, its applications and energy harvesting solutions for sensors. The company’s specialty photovoltaic cells are ultra-high efficiency devices. Alta Devices has held the world record […]
Energy harvesting (EH) has been an exciting potential source to power wireless sensing nodes for well over a decade. As in many new technology areas, the hype frequently exceeds the capability of the technology, especially within the short term. While some projections have changed within the last few years, EH still has great potential for […]
In his keynote address at Sensors Expo 2017, Ori Inbar, co-founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.org predicts that at some point in the near future augmented reality (AR) sales will surpass those of smartphones. (Excerpt from “Superpowers to Change the World: How Augmented Reality Helps Advance Humanity.”) When will everyone use augmented reality to experience reality […]
In his keynote address at Sensors Expo 2017, Ori Inbar, co-founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.org tells how augmented reality (AR) is poised for considerable growth. (Excerpt from “Superpowers to Change the World: How Augmented Reality Helps Advance Humanity.”) In 2009, Inbar told a conference audience that in ten years everyone will use AR to experience […]
At CES 2017, Luc Pierat, Founder and CEO of PKvitality tells how K’Track Glucose, a watch-like fitness monitor with an added sensing module can calculate glucose without drawing blood by sampling interstitial fluid just below the skin with a chemical sensor. The Glucose K’apsul biosensor fits into the base of the device and effortlessly probes […]
At CES 2017, Mickey Ferri, cofounder of Enflux describes how his company’s motion capture clothing’s capabilities can used by patients recovering from shoulder injuries. Using microelectromechanical (MEMS) inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors embedded in clothing to measure changes in orientation, the data can be displayed on monitor and used remotely by caregivers to track the […]
At CES 2017, Mickey Ferri, cofounder of Enflux describes how microelectromechanical (MEMS) inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors embedded in clothing can measure changes in orientation. The motion capture clothing’s capabilities can be used to track activity in sports or even allow the wearer to become a character in a video game.
At CES 2017, Dr. Nanshu Lu, co-founder of Rotex, shows how an electronic tattoo can measure different biometrics. Mounted on the chest, the tattoo can provide a continuous electrocardiogram (EKG). Mounted on a muscle, the flexible membrane can measure muscle activity and gestures.
At CES 2017, Paul Ruelos from Neofect demonstrates the occupational benefits to stroke victims and others who have neurological disorders from the company’s Rapael smart glove. Using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) bending and axis sensors in a flexible exoskeleton glove combined with the company’s Rapael software and a graphical user interface, the system collects range of […]
In its Smart Helmet Sensor System, BeBop Sensors claims the first helmet system employing a Force Location Sensor System. The company’s flexible fabric sensors provide high resolution, location-specific impact information. In addition to sensing velocity thresholds, a latticed array of over 40 sensors embedded in the helmet liner, gives it the ability to track the […]