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Connectivity

Can Your Phone Tell if a Bridge Is in Good Shape?

A new study suggests mobile data collected while traveling over bridges could help evaluate their integrity.

Application Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Compact MEMS-Based NIR Spectroscopy for Mobile Applications

This measurement technique is particularly useful for, but not limited to, samples containing organic compounds.

Products
Information Technology

New on the Market

See what's new on the market.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Inductive Non-Contact Position Sensor

Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.

Supplements
IoMT

Winter 2022 Resource Guide

In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.

5 Ws
Sensors/Data Acquisition

5 Ws of 3D-Printed MEMS

A team at KTH Royal Institute of Technology has developed a new 3D printing technique that could be used to produce customized chip-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

On-Demand Webinars
Sensors/Data Acquisition

MEMS and Sensors: The Digital Transformation of Healthcare

Digital technology is transforming healthcare, from treating patients after they get sick to a future of preventive care. This shift is being enabled by multiple exponential...

Articles
Semiconductors & ICs

Forecast 2022 for Sensors/MEMS

This article is a marked departure from my annual reporting on the past year’s performance of the health of the MEMS industry vis-à-vis my MEMS Industry Commercialization Report Card. [1] ...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Bimodal “Electronic Skin”

Through the use of magnetic fields, scientists have developed an electronic sensor that can simultaneously process both touchless and tactile stimuli. Prior attempts have so far failed to combine these functions...

News
Medical

Sensors Converge Conference to Address Medtech, Wearables

Sensors Converge (formerly Sensors Expo) Conference will take place June 27, 2022, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. A full-day preconference symposium will address...

INSIDER
Transportation

Lidar Technology — MEMS Chip Gives Record Resolution

High-resolution solid-state lidar using an array of MEMS switches will reduce its cost to match that of inexpensive, chip-based cameras and radar systems — removing a major barrier...

Blog
Propulsion

EV vs. ICE: How Does Wire Harness Design Differ?

The wire harness is changing as vehicles become “computers on wheels.” A reader asks how electrification impacts the wiring harness.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Light Helps Autonomous Vehicles Better Scan for Nearby Fast-Moving Objects

Mechanical control and modulation of light on a silicon chip could enhance LiDAR.

Briefs
Motion Control

Inductive Non-Contact Position Sensor

Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

2021 Supplier Guide: Sensors

See leading manufacturers in a variety of sensor topic areas, including radar and encoders.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensing Hazardous Gases Can Save Lives

Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.

Application Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Machine Condition Monitoring Keeps a Factory Running

Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.

Global Innovations
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Tiny Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...

Podcasts
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Here's an Idea: Hearing Aids

This episode of our Tech Briefs podcast series Here’s an Idea™ explores a variety of new-and-improved hearing aids, from $5 “do-it-yourself” devices to advanced systems that monitor brain waves.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Wearable Accelerometer Could Reduce Falls for Seniors

Worn on the fingertips like a thimble, the wearable helps reduce postural sway.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Soft Sensing Device Detects Skin Disorders Based on Tissue Stiffness

The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.

Products
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Encoders, quick disconnects, automation systems, and more.

Application Briefs
Transportation

Next-Generation MEMS IMUs — High Performance, Scalable

Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.

Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Smart Sensors Are Improving Medical Care

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Next-Generation MEMS Multi-Gas Sensing

The MPS Flammable Gas Sensor can detect and identify the concentrations of 12 of the most common combustible gases,

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

What’s New in MEMS Sensors for Wearables

MEMS sensors have been around for a long time, but requests from the market for new applications are driving upgrades in the technology.

Products
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

A folded zoom lens, miniature rotary encoders, starter generator control, and more.

Briefs
Energy

Air-Powered Robot Needs No Electronics

The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.