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Briefs: Test & Measurement

Smartphone-Based Medical Tests

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
RF Wireless Power Unleashes the Ubiquity of Sensor Networks
Application Briefs: Wearables
Smart Sensors Are Improving Medical Care
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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

What’s New in MEMS Sensors for Wearables

North Carolina State University engineers continue to improve the efficiency of a flexible device worn on the wrist that harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

White Papers: Test & Measurement
NVIS Measurement of Displays and Panel Graphics

For NVIS measurements, it is critical that the extremely high-intensity differences between the visible and near infrared spectral ranges are measured correctly (typically 380 to 930 nm). This...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
50% Faster Turbine Blade Inspection

Checking critical dimensions of complex, high-volume parts can be difficult and time consuming, particularly when it’s necessary to conduct checks on 100% of parts manufactured.

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
A Robotic 'Digger Finger' Senses Buried Items
The technology uses tactile sensing to identify objects underground.
A "self-aware," self-powering material can be used in heart stents, bridges, and even space.
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body.
Products: Data Acquisition
New Products: June 2021 Sensor Technology
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Researchers at KU Leuven have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Batteries Include Force and Pressure Sensing
Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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,
Recent advances could make it feasible to deploy networks of methane sensors to detect this greenhouse gas at large facilities.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A Better Way to Measure Acceleration
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Products of Tomorrow: June 2021
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Options Abound When Selecting a Sensor for Motor Feedback
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automated X-Ray Inspection
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
These tiny detectors could record characteristics of light such as color, polarity, and angle.
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Berkeley’s academic research reflects pressing global challenges in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.

The promise of personalized medicine involves a simple device that keeps each person apprised of their level of health, identifies even trace amounts of undesirable biomarkers...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
WiFi RSSI Sensor Tracker for the ISS
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Using Neural Networks for Faster X-Ray Imaging
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.
Products: Software
New on the Market: June 2021
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
The software could help reduce cost and waste for companies using additive manufacturing to mass-produce parts in factories.