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Sensors/​Data Acquisition

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our surroundings. Imagine reaching into the fridge to grab an egg for...

Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia, is the...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Dual Locking C14 IEC Connector

The SG03DC from MEGA Electronics, New Brunswick, NJ, contains side locking tabs similar to the Raritan Securelock. It will mate with any standard nonlocking C13 Outlet along...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have developed color-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust, and low-cost...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Soft machines — a subcategory of robotics that uses deformable materials instead of rigid links — are an emerging technology commonly used in wearable robotics and biomimetics (e.g.,...

Question of the Week: Energy
Would You Wear a Microgrid?

Our April issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a wearable microgrid that powers electronics by harvesting energy from the wearer’s body. The wearable (shown here) has three components: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A Penn State-led team of interdisciplinary researchers have developed a polymer with robust piezoelectric effectiveness, resulting in 60% more efficient electricity generation than previous iterations.

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2022

Designing the connected battlespace of the future...mobile robots that detect and alert soldiers to dangers in real time...'electronic skin' sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Epoxy and silicone compounds serve a critical role as adhesives in electronics.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-performance laser trackers, gimbal motors, air-quality sensors, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
Artificial skin reacts to pain just like real skin, paving the way to better prosthetics, robotics, and noninvasive alternatives to skin grafts.
Special Reports: Propulsion
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Blog: Automotive
The wire harness is changing as vehicles become “computers on wheels.” A reader asks how electrification impacts the wiring harness.
Products: Test & Measurement
Battery monitoring, flow meters, torque sensors, and more.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
What began as a research tool to collect aerodynamic data from research aircraft is now solving technical challenges for NASA.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Like snowflakes, no two branches are alike. They can differ in size, shape, and texture; some might be wet or moss-covered or bursting with offshoots. And yet birds can land on just...

Q&A: Nanotechnology
An "E-Skin" material can be printed without polymer binders.
INSIDER: Motion Control

People rarely walk at a constant speed and a single incline. We change speed when rushing to the next appointment, catching a crosswalk signal, or going for a casual stroll in the park. Slopes...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Motors, suspension arms, slit couplings, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An off-the-shelf USB camera captures the shadows made by hand gestures on the robot’s skin.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See leading manufacturers in a variety of sensor topic areas, including radar and encoders.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Medical sensing technology has taken great strides in recent years, with the development of wearable devices that can track pulse, brain function, biomarkers in...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

Products: Test & Measurement
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.