Depending on the type of drone and its function, there can be a few essential sensors or an extensive number of sensors on board. Whether the drones are civilian or military craft, the sensors fall roughly into three categories: Make Them Fly, Make Them Work and Diagnose & Prevent Problems. Make Them Fly An inertial […]
In addition to the sensors identified in Part 1 of this blog, there are several others required for different types of robots. Chemical, light and color sensors enable the robot to evaluate, adjust and detect problems with its environment. For humanoid robots that can walk, run or even dance (like Dobi, made by Chinese company […]
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, 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 […]
At Sensors Expo 2016, EcoReco Scooter and ROHM Semiconductor experts explain a demo showing electric scooter applications that sensors provide rider detection and a motion-based theft alert alarm. For more information, click: RPR-0521 proximity/ambient light sensor (ALS) and KXG03 6-axis accelerometer/gyro.
While accelerometer-gyro combination or combo sensors have been around for a few years, the high power consumption of the gyro portion has limited their adoption rate. With a newly developed, proprietary technology, Kionix has dramatically lowered the power consumption of the gyroscope. The company’s KXG07 and the KXG08 combos can provide full high-speed operation of […]
With the 3DM-GQ4-4, LORD MicroStrain integrates a triaxial accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, temperature sensors, and a pressure altimeter into a tactical-grade all-in-one navigation solution with integrated GNSS. With these sensors, the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) can directly measure acceleration, angular rate, and atmospheric pressure. When processed through a sophisticated estimation filter algorithm, the IMU achieves high […]
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, Edgar Masri, CEO and president of Qualtré explains how his company’s bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technology for industrial gyroscopes has improved with a second generation design that improves the performance while reducing the price for this measurement. A development tool for the gyroscope that provides the raw […]
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, Ariel Cao, director of business development for tronics microsystems discusses the company’s high performance MEMS gyroscope that achieves 1 degree per hour measurements. For more information, click here.
In Freescale’s Internet of Tomorrow traveling exhibit at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2015, held May 17-21 in Phoenix, AZ, Ray Montoya, a technical sales engineer at Freescale Semiconductor, explains the company’s newest 9 degree of freedom (DOF) sensing technology, computing and sensor fusion software in a sensor fusion toolbox (development platform). For more information, […]