Sensors/​Data Acquisition

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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Perseverance on Mars: The Journey Begins
Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
Facility Focus: NASA Langley Research Center
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White Papers: Medical
The Rise of Telemedicine

Telemedicine is often thought of as video appointments allowing patients to speak to their physicians virtually from any location. With the support of telemedicine sensors, remote patient monitoring technologies are...

On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Contactless Position, Torque, and Force Sensing for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Applications

Today’s demand for products with improved safety, reliability, and efficiency makes sensors increasingly necessary and, in some cases, even mandatory. These sensors must be accurate, reliable, and long-lasting while remaining affordable. This...

The importance of a proactive and systematic method for collecting machine and process data within a smart manufacturing environment cannot be overstated.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the Smartphone Camera COVID-19 Test
With a smartphone camera, a new diagnostic test provides a positive or negative COVID-19 result in 15 to 30 minutes.
On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Developing Standards for Odor Sensors and Data

The next evolution of smart sensors is being built around the ability to mimic the human sense of smell. With the power to assess the strength of an odor, determine if it is pleasant, or what the presence of an odor signifies (new car smell, rotting food in a refrigerator, a cake that is...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Sensors – A Key Factor in IoT Success

Sensors have evolved to perform a technically and economically viable role within the IoT environment. In this article, we have seen how chip manufacturers and researchers have been responding to...

This 60-minute Webinar shows how medical device, industrial machine, and process control manufacturers and researchers are leveraging fiber...

Podcasts: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Here's an Idea: Hospital Robots
In this episode of Here's an Idea, we look at a set of robots already helping out hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.

Scientists around the world are working to develop electronic skins that attach to the body and monitor vital signs. These E-skins need to be comfortable, breathable, and flexible for...

Light-emitting diodes — LEDs — are important in many more applications than just illumination. These light sources are useful in microelectronics too. Smartphones, for example,...

A hacker can reproduce a circuit on a chip by discovering what key transistors are doing in a circuit — but not if the transistor “type” is...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Ultra-Thin and Highly Sensitive Strain Sensors

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken a first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of...

A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
Some of the technologies coming from the UT labs include COVID antibody tests, self-watering soil, and the "DRACO" robot.
The sensor is suitable for both overt and covert applications, and can detect multiple and variable targets.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Printable Chemical Nanosensor
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Executive Roundtable: Facility & Network Security
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
With a technique first used at NASA, researchers are making glasses that can improve your concentration.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Q&A: Oil and Gas Wells for Energy Storage
USC researchers found a way to use idle oil and gas wells for energy storage.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: February 2021
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
The stretchable sensor has applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Split-Ring Torque Sensor
This optical-based device measures position, velocity, and torque.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Fabric Detects and Collects Space Dust
A smart fiber being tested on the International Space Station could be used to develop space dust telescopes and allow astronauts to feel through their pressurized suits.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Sensing Magnetic Fields
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Electronic Skin Sensor Decodes Human Motion
This system can track the motion of the entire body with a small sensory network.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Capabilities for Grasp-Assisting Gloves
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Vitrek Cable & Connector Test System Facilitates Multi-Point High Voltage/Current Testing

Hipot testing is critical in assuring compliance with a host of electrical safety standards and in confirming the assembled product is free from...

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