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This is your resource for developments in smart sensor systems and data acquisition. Browse technical briefs, articles, and white papers on advanced applications in transducer technologies, detector systems, data acquisition, and sensor-related technologies.

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The design could contribute to various applications in the robotics field such as smart prosthetics and human-robot interaction.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers at KU Leuven have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
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: Wearables

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The MPS Flammable Gas Sensor can detect and identify the concentrations of 12 of the most common combustible gases,
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MEMS sensors have been around for a long time, but requests from the market for new applications are driving upgrades in the technology.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Recent advances could make it feasible to deploy networks of methane sensors to detect this greenhouse gas at large facilities.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Technology Leaders: Connectivity
Sensors play a pivotal role in solving critical business challenges.
Q&A: Imaging
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
A valve actuator has deep-sea applications.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Encoders, quick disconnects, automation systems, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
Technology Leaders: Connectivity
AI will only reach its full potential when it can be fed with a constant stream of data from a plentitude of diverse sources.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These tiny detectors could record characteristics of light such as color, polarity, and angle.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Berkeley’s academic research reflects pressing global challenges in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Nanotechnology
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
Briefs: Connectivity
The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.

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