Testing for the presence or absence of coronavirus (COVID-19) is one of the major issues during the current pandemic. On March 21, 2020, Cepheid, a company that designs and manufacturers molecular testing systems and products announced that it received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 […]
What can sensor experts do while isolated?
With the coronavirus dictating what people can and cannot do for the short term, and many conferences cancelling or postponing, especially those in the April timeframe, healthy sensors experts should focus on what they can do to move forward. One suggestion is attending the Commercialization of Emerging Technologies Conference (COMS2020) that will occur October 19-22 […]
How do sensors impact healthcare?
The coronavirus, COVID-19, has brought significant attention to accurate, consistent and widely-available medical testing and diagnosis. Sensors provide the basis of providing the data and direction for many healthcare issues. Valued at USD 12.36 billion in 2019, the global medical sensors market is expected to reach a value of USD 20.72 billion by 2025, growing at a […]
What kind of growth is expected in 3D sensing?
According to the report, “3D Sensor Market by Type” the global 3D sensor market is expected to grow from USD 2.9 billion in 2020 to USD 10.0 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.9%. The market researchers acknowledge that one of the main driving factors of 3D sensor market is […]
What’s new in printed/flexible stretchable and functional fabric sensors?
By winning one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions 2018 Awards in the Gears and Gadgets category, BeBop Sensors fabric sensors have put printed/flexible stretchable (P/F/S) and functional fabric (FF) sensors on many people’s radar. Over four million of their sensors are in daily use in products such as gloves, helmets and more. Of course, this […]
What sensors are used to detect the coronavirus?
Thermography is the front-line sensing technology to detect and isolate victims of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The non-contact thermal sensors have been ubiquitous over the past few weeks as the numbers of those contracting the virus and dying as the result of it have risen. Accuracy of the infrared (IR) thermometer gun’s measurements depends on several […]
How can backscatter communication improve wireless sensor networks?
As an integral part of the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are projected to have rapid growth. According to the “Wireless Sensor Network Markets” report, by 2023, there will be 3.4 billion annual WSN chipset shipments worldwide up from 1 billion in 2018. If the WSNs only use batteries for their power, […]
How do sensors make a building more comfortable?
Temperature is certainly the most obvious answer but there are other sensors that are increasingly being employed in the smartest homes and buildings. With the right sensor inputs, several actions can be taken by actuators to increase health/safety as well as comfort. In addition to temperature measurements, pressure, humidity and air quality sensing in ducts […]
Looking for an alternative to I2C for sensors?
If so, the MIPI Alliance’s recently announced upgrade to its MIPI I3C specification, MIPI I3C v1.1, should be of interest. The interface eliminates the historical pain points of I2C development and provides a scalable, medium-speed, utility and control bus for connecting peripherals. It targets streamlining integration and improving cost efficiencies in the development of smartphones, wearables, high-performance […]
How smart is your clothing?
In the 18th & 19th century, a smart dresser was also called a dandy and the term normally implied a middle-class man who dressed to appear that he was in high society. A female was called a dandizette. As in most modern terms, dressing in smart clothing is unisex and the meaning of a smart […]