Sensors and Transducers

Sensors for detecting chemical warfare agents

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a stamp-sized sensor that can detect trace amounts of certain chemical warfare agents, such as sarin, within minutes. Sarin is a man-made nerve agent that can spread as a gas or liquid. According to the Center for Disease control, exposure …

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Over €1million raised in Pre-Series A fund raising by Nanusens

Nano-technology company, Nanusens, has raised over a million Euros (£941,950) from 786 people via Crowdcube. This is a pre-Series A funding round and will enable to company to invest in R&D and additional staff as well as accelerate product roll out. Nanusens CEO, Dr Josep Montanyà i Silvestre, explained: “The …

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JonDeTech appoints a production manager

JonDeTech has appointed Leif Borg as product manager for the company to lead daily operations. “The position is completely refurbished and Leif will work to systematically handle our everyday issues as we approach a full commercialisation phase”, says Robert Ekström, CEO of JonDeTech. Leif Borg is an engineer with extensive experience in …

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ams and Qualcomm Technologies to focus on active stereo camera solution for mobile 3D applications

ams and Qualcomm Technologies have jointly announced their intent to focus engineering efforts towards a 3D depth sensing camera solution for mobile phone applications like 3D imaging and scanning and, in particular, biometric face authentication. With ams’ advanced VCSEL light sources and optical IR pattern technology incorporating mass- production proven wafer level optics and Qualcomm? SnapdragonT Mobile …

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Molex and Contrinex announce collaboration to enhance industrial automation solutions portfolio

Molex has announced a collaboration with Contrinex, a Switzerland-based manufacturer of inductive and photoelectric sensors for factory automation as well as safety and RFID systems. With sensors providing the essential steps of analysing and communicating high-level data to cloud-based applications, this collaboration further strengthens Molex’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution …

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Dual redundant angle position sensing for safety critical tasks

The Dynali Helicopter Company, based in Thines – Belgium, designs and manufactures the H3 EasyFlyer Sport ultralight helicopter. The market leading two-seater microlight helicopter offers affordable pricing for both for purchase and operation and is aimed at utility, flight training and leisure use. As part of the sensing and measurement …

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Particulate matter sensing for air quality measurements

In this article, Livio Lattanzio, PhD, product manager Particulate Matter Sensors at Sensirion, discusses particulate matter sensing for air quality measurements. Particulate Matter, abbreviated as ‘PM’, is a mixture of airborne solid particles and liquid droplets that can be inhaled and may cause serious health problems. PM includes particles with …

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Feeling the pressure with universal tactile imaging

Touch, or tactile sensing, is fundamentally important for a range of real-life applications, from robotics to surgical medicine to sports science. Tactile sensors are modeled on the biological sense of touch and can help researchers to understand human perception and motion. Researchers from Osaka University have now developed a new …

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VTT speeds up the Finnish electronics industry ecosystem

VTT has launched an electronics sector innovation ecosystem aimed at creating a permanent collaboration model to reinforce the international competitiveness of Finnish electronics industry companies. The cornerstones of the ecosystem are applied research projects that focus particularly on refining the semiconductors and photonics technologies to a pre-commercial stage. Companies that …

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Jon Sumner appointed managing director of Baumer UK

Sensing and instrumentation specialist Baumer has confirmed that Jon Sumner has been appointed managing director of their UK sales subsidiary Baumer Ltd. Confirming the appointment Karsten Just, chief marketing officer for Baumer Group, said, “Jon has contributed to the stabilisation and further development of Baumer UK acting as Sales Director and his success in this role led …

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