Sensors and Transducers

High-performance flexible transparent force touch sensor

Researchers from KAIST have reported a high-performance and transparent nanoforce touch sensor by developing a thin, flexible, and transparent hierarchical nanocomposite (HNC) film. The research team says their sensor simultaneously features all the necessary characters for industrial-grade application: high sensitivity, transparency, bending insensitivity, and manufacturability. Force touch sensors that recognise …

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Sensera achieves ISO 13485 quality certification

Sensera is now certified to the ISO 13485:2016 quality standard. ISO 13485:2016 specifies requirements for a quality management system, related to medical devices. “We have focused on medical device component fabrication and assemblies over the last two years and this certification solidifies our support of our customers’ quality requirements. Achieving …

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Spray coated tactile sensor on a 3D surface for robotic skin

Robots will be able to conduct a wide variety of tasks as well as humans if they can be given tactile sensing capabilities. A KAIST research team has reported a stretchable pressure insensitive strain sensor by using an all solution-based process. The solution-based process is easily scalable to accommodate for …

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Flexible piezoelectric acoustic sensors for speaker recognition

A KAIST research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Material Science and Engineering has developed a machine learning-based acoustic sensor for speaker recognition. Acoustic sensors were spotlighted as one of the most intuitive bilateral communication devices between humans and machines. However, conventional acoustic sensors use …

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Biosensing across wide areas

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition to find solutions for rapidly detecting and locating hazardous biological agents deposited in the field. DASA is launching this competition to seek ideas for innovative technologies that can provide an improved way to rapidly detect and locate hazardous biological …

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Early move positions sensor maker for high tech success

Export enthusiast Sensor Technology has made a pre-emptive move to build a strong business base in the Indian city of Chennai, where one of the world’s largest high technology business zones is currently under construction. Called Mahindra World City, the zone already employs over 25,000 people and hosts companies like …

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Ion Science partners with Blackline Safety

Ion Science has signed a supply and revenue-sharing agreement with Blackline Safety Corp to bring an affordable photoionisation detector (PID) to market. Hazardous to the short-term and long-term health of employees, VOCs are emitted by a variety of liquids and solids that can impact the respiratory system, skin and eyes, …

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US-based CO2Meter uses GSS sensors at the heart of its CO2 alarms

CO2Meter is a Florida-based business specialising in the design and manufacture of gas detection and monitoring devices – mainly CO2. The company is a long-term and highly valued partner of Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) and has been using and supplying their next generation, LED-based CO2 sensors at the heart of its range …

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Analog Devices breaks ground on new global headquarters

Analog Devices announced it has officially broken ground on its new global headquarters in Wilmington, Mass. The expanded facility will feature state of the art laboratories, design and manufacturing and cross-functional group collaboration space. In addition to 13,700 additional square meters for research and development, the global headquarters will include …

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TE Connectivity named to Fortune’s list of top companies changing the world

TE Connectivity has been named to Fortune’s 2018 Change the World list. The list recognises 63 companies that make global social or environmental benefit part of their business strategy. Companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more are evaluated on four factors: measurable social impact, scale of business results, degree of innovation and level …

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