Keyword: Sensors and actuators

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The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still a major threat to public health. Wearing a facemask is a step in protecting against infection; the new facemask also diagnoses the wearer with...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Application Briefs: Internet of Things
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Briefs: Materials

Researchers have developed graphene-based sensing technology using G-Putty material — a highly malleable graphene blended putty. The printed sensors are 50 times more sensitive than the...

Briefs: Data Acquisition
This work could help severely injured people, such as soldiers, regain the ability to control their movements.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Briefs: Materials
A deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.
Briefs: Communications
A skin-like device can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
Briefs: Materials
An alternative, environmentally friendly production method creates permanent magnets.
Briefs: Wearables
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Wearables
The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Briefs: Wearables
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Briefs: Wearables
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Articles: Materials
A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new generation of long-life electric linear actuators has emerged to give designers more flexibility.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Motion Control
This artificial muscle technology enables more human-like motion.
Briefs: Aerospace
SMA tube elements drive rotary and ring gear motion in compact, powerful actuators.
Briefs: Wearables
The soft, stretchy skin patch can monitor cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels at the same time.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn about widely used communications technologies for motion control.
NASA Spinoff: Electronics & Computers
NASA’s need to contain hazardous lunar dust led to technology that senses other pollutants.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The robot firmly but gently grasps objects as small as 1 millimeter in diameter.

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