Sensors/​Data Acquisition


Access the latest developments used in sensor-related technologies. Learn more about essential applications for specialized sensors and durable designs for extreme conditions.

Quiz: Medical
How much do you know about e-skin? Find out with the quiz below.
Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Companies are now developing devices that work much like Star Trek’s Tricorder — the ultimate in noninvasive monitoring. Combined with a patient’s medical history, these devices...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The work showed that when a certain level of force inverts a dome, embedded sensors surrounding the dome can detect the change.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA is developing the next generation of spacesuits for future missions including the optimization of spacesuit gloves that, when coupled to a pressurized suit, tend to limit the range of...

INSIDER: Wearables

At 200 times stronger than steel, graphene has been hailed as a super material of the future since its discovery in 2004. The ultrathin carbon material is an incredibly strong...

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Diodes allow directed flows of current. Without them, modern electronics would be inconceivable. Until now, they had to be made from two materials with different characteristics. A...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

The challenge of fabricating nanowires directly on silicon substrates for the creation of the next generation of electronics has finally been solved by...

Q&A: Medical
Professor Jun Yao and his team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have created a tiny sensor that can simultaneously measure electrical and mechanical cellular responses in cardiac tissue.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Leading Sensor Technology for Machine Monitoring

Eddy current sensors belong to the group of inductive displacement sensors and are ideal for industrial applications. Eddy current sensors are ideal for monitoring machinery and equipment...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control

Combined research efforts from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Sweden found evidence of a surprising and distressing history in the seabed in front of the Florida-sized...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system aims to add the sense of touch to the metaverse for use in virtual-reality shopping and gaming, and potentially facilitate the work of astronauts and other professions that require the use of thick gloves.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Extreme miniaturization of infrared (IR) detectors is critical for their integration into next-generation consumer electronics, wearables and ultra-small satellites. Thus far, however, IR detectors have...

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
A team at KTH Royal Institute of Technology has developed a new 3D printing technique that could be used to produce customized chip-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
As space-based digital camera imagery is evolving, more and more advanced imaging technologies are being deployed in space to see more of the “unseen.”
Application Briefs: Medical
DiaMonTech used the Ophir Pyrocam to measure and characterize all their laser developments.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Teledyne e2v Optimom 2M combines the latest innovations in imaging and optics into one turnkey imaging solution by mounting a proprietary image sensor onto a board with a fixed lens and optional Multi Focus lens technology.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The LiDAR sensor utilizes Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technique to determine the distance to the target and the velocity between the sensor and target.
Briefs: Wearables
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The flexible, stretchable sensor biodegrades into materials that are absorbed by the body.
Articles: Aerospace
The sustainability crisis extends to low-Earth Orbit (LEO), where human-made debris poses a ubiquitous threat.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Some of the hardest to detect cyber-attacks are wireless, including man-in-the-middle attacks and rogue access points.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compact, Temperature-Tuned OFDR Laser
NASA has focused on OFDR, an alternative FBG interrogation technique based on laser interferometry.
Briefs: Materials
Since it is a chemical sensor instead of being enzyme-based, the new technology is robust, has a long shelf-life and can be tuned to detect lower glucose concentrations than current systems.
White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasonics Might Be the Solution You're Looking for

Many already know the benefits of using ultrasonics for non-contact level measurement, but what they don’t know is that when designed, engineered, and produced optimally, they can go far...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Incorporating new green-light absorbing transparent organic photodetectors into organic-silicon hybrid image sensors could be useful for applications such as light-based heart-rate monitoring, fingerprint recognition and devices that detect the presence of nearby objects
INSIDER: Nanotechnology

The silicon-based computer chips that power our modern devices require vast amounts of energy to operate. Despite ever-improving computing efficiency, information...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

An international team of researchers has designed and built a chip that runs computations directly in memory and can run a wide variety of AI applications — all at a fraction of the energy...

INSIDER: Regulations/Standards

To continue making smartphones, laptops, and other devices more powerful, yet energy efficient, industry is intensely focused on identifying promising...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A strain-sensing smart skin developed at Rice University uses very small carbon nanotube structures to monitor and detect damage in large structures. The “strain paint” uses the fluorescent...