Sensors

Sensor System Spurs Biofuel Production

University of California, Berkeley researchers have developed a genetic sensor that enables bacteria to adjust their gene expression in response to varying levels of key intermediates for making biodiesel. As a result, the microbes produced three times as much fuel. The sensor-regulator system could eventually make advanced biofuels cheaper.

Posted in: Sensors, Biomass, Renewable Energy, News

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Insect Biochemistry & Generating Electricity

Touted as possible first responders, insect cyborgs could be the research community's next big breakthrough. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have discovered that an insect's internal chemicals can be converted to electricity - potentially providing power to sensors and recording devices.

Posted in: Environmental Monitoring, Sensors, Transducers, Energy Efficiency, Energy, News

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Sensors For Use In Aerospace, Military and Industrial Markets

The force balance sensor is intended for DC and low frequency acceleration measurements, such as those encountered in the motion of vehicles, aircraft and ships. These sensors are capable of measuring levels from as low as 0.0001g up to 200g’s over a frequency range from DC to 1000Hz. In addition, due to their inherent sensitivity to gravity, the force balance accelerometers with certain modifications or special features become excellent instruments for measuring angles of inclination. This type of sensor, often referred to as an inclinometer is useful in applications such as platform leveling, pipeline leveling, gun sight control, borehole mapping and other low level seismic measurement applications.

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Brain Sensing Technology Provides Real-Time Diagnosis

Portable system identifies, assesses, and monitors cerebral abnormalities, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and sports concussion.Every 21 seconds, someone suffers a serious brain injury, including stroke, trauma, or concussion. Until now, there has been no way to quickly and reliably diagnose these calamities.

Posted in: Bio-Medical, Treatment Devices, Sensors, Software, Medical, Patient Monitoring, Briefs, MDB

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Miniature Atom-Based Magnetic Sensor

This invention was demonstrated to successfully track a human heartbeat.Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the German national metrology institute have used a miniature atom-based magnetic sensor to successfully track a human heartbeat, confirming the device’s potential for biomedical applications.

Posted in: Bio-Medical, Sensors, Medical, Patient Monitoring, Diagnostics, Briefs, MDB

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Tear-Based Glucose Sensor for Diabetes Monitoring

Diabetic control typically requires daily monitoring of blood glucose levels. This involves finger pricking 2–10 times a day in order to obtain a sample for assay. Many find the finger prick tedious or painful and fall into noncompliance. Others may also dislike the assorted “paraphernalia” that must be carried around. Research into the “next-tech” for diabetes care has led many researchers to investigate tear glucose sensing as an alternative. As promising as many of these devices are, they are many years from market. Here the development of a near market tear glucose sensor is reported.

Posted in: Bio-Medical, Treatment Devices, Sensors, Medical, Patient Monitoring, Briefs, MDB

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Biosensing Technology Offers Advanced Diagnostic Capabilities

An electronic biosensing platform, combining nanoelectronics and three-dimensional electronic system integration, could replace the conventional microplate.Electronic biosensing technology could someday displace the multi-welled microplate, long a standard tool in biomedical research and diagnostic laboratories. Essentially arrays of tiny test tubes, microplates have been used for decades to simultaneously test multiple samples for their responses to chemicals, living organisms, or antibodies. Fluorescence or color changes in labels associated with compounds on the plates can signal the presence of particular proteins or gene sequences.

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