Test & Measurement

Monitoring

Access the developments that are trending in medical and health applications in monitoring systems and devices. Find the latest breakthroughs that design engineers are using to meet their design challenges in advanced monitoring systems.

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INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Scientists at the University of Oregon have discovered that colonies of gelatinous sea animals swim through the ocean in giant corkscrew shapes using coordinated jet propulsion, an...

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INSIDER: Power

MIT researchers have developed a battery-free, self-powered sensor that can harvest energy from its environment.

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INSIDER: Test & Measurement

An inspection design method and procedure by which mobile robots can inspect large pipe structures has been demonstrated with the successful inspection of...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Scientists from the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich, working together with the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), have found an inexpensive method that enables accurate earthquake measurements even on the ocean floor and in less developed countries.
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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

MIT engineers have developed a robotic replica of the heart’s right ventricle, which mimics the beating and blood-pumping action of live hearts.

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researcher are finding ways to estimate a target location when light gets deflected by a disordered structure.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Processes and structures within the body that are normally hidden from the eye can be made visible through medical imaging. Scientists use imaging to...

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Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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Smart Factory/IIoT - September 2023

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in AI, robotics, connectivity and sensors. In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Sensor...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A joint research team of Dr. Namgoo Kang from the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) and Dr. Minseok Kang from the...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The patch uses ultrasound to monitor blood flow to organs.
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INSIDER: Transportation

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) intern Jake Guidry has developed a cybersecurity research tool that could improve the security of electric vehicle charging. The AcCCS tool provides...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Extreme environments in several critical industries — aerospace, energy, transportation, and defense — require sensors to measure and monitor numerous factors...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The work shows the real-world viability of their easy-to-use and inexpensive methods of testing.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The University of Maine’s Wireless Sensor Networks laboratory has developed a novel method of using AI and machine learning to make monitoring soil moisture more energy and cost efficient.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Engineers have developed a modeling and manufacturing technique that generates unique verification tools which simulate cracks in metals within X-ray setup part-testing geometries.
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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Researchers from TMOS, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems, have developed a sensor made from an array of...

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INSIDER: Motion Control

Birds fly more efficiently by folding their wings during the upstroke, according to a recent study led by Lund University in Sweden. The results could mean that wing-folding is the...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new system enables makers to incorporate sensors into gears and other rotational mechanisms with just one pass in a 3D printer.

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Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Yonder Deep team installed an entire suite of sensors in its AUV, versatile enough to withstand the frigid Arctic waters as well as the coastal waters of Southern California.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The work shows the real-world viability of their easy-to-use and inexpensive methods of testing.
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Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
This measurement technique is particularly useful for, but not limited to, samples containing organic compounds.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
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Briefs: Wearables
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
The integrated measuring system (IMS) has demonstrated notable cost savings and improved design efficiencies in linear motion automation applications.
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Briefs: Software
MMS was developed as an add-on to NASA Ames-patented Inductive Monitoring System (IMS), which estimates deviation from normal system operations.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
DiaMonTech used the Ophir Pyrocam to measure and characterize all their laser developments.
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Products: Motion Control
New products on the market in November 2022, including automotive relay, power inductors, RFID Read/Write modules, and more.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A collaborative effort has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size — smaller than an ant’s head — so that they can walk autonomously...

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