How can a sensor help determine the onset of labor?

At CES2017, Molly Dickens from Bloomlife explains how a sensor in the company’s smart pregnancy wearable allows a pregnant woman to automatically track and monitor the timing and duration of contractions. The passive sensor listens to the muscle activity similar to a heart monitor in hospitals. The application demonstrates what can be done with today’s […]

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Replacing linear potentiometers

The Sensor Connection has expanded its sensor product offering by adding a line of ILPS-19 Series Inductive Linear Position Sensors using LVIT Technology; contactless devices designed for factory automation and a variety of industrial or commercial applications such as motor sport vehicles, automotive testing, solar cell positioners, wind turbine prop pitch and brake position, and […]

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SC-100 AC LVDT signal conditioner is calibrated via push of a button

Alliance Sensors Group has expended its line of LVDT/RVDT signal conditioner to include the SC-100 DIN-rail mountable AC-LVDT Signal Conditioner module that offers smart and fast LVDT setup with built-in null indication and simple front panel pushbuttons to set zero and full scale. The SC-100 is engineered to work with the widest range of AC-operated […]

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What does it take to create natural virtual reality imaging?

At CES 2017, Jeremy Miller for HumanEyes Technologies describes how a Vuze 360-degree camera can be used to provide a virtual reality 3-D video. The Vuze has 4 pairs of Full High Definition (FHD), 180 x 120 field of view (FOV) lenses. With the company’s proprietary software, the stereoscopic cameras provide a more natural 4K […]

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ROBUST AND LOW COST INCLINOMETERS

POSITAL is expanding their TILTIX family of inclinometers with a new line of lower cost, lower resolution instruments. These new tilt sensors will have an accuracy of ±0.5° and a resolution of 0.01°. (By comparison, current models have an accuracy of 0.1°.) For many slope or tilt monitoring applications in cranes, construction equipment, agricultural machinery […]

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AutomationDirect Adds New Line of Digital Pressure Sensors

AutomationDirect’s ProSense® line of sensing products now includes the EPS series of digital pressure sensors ideal for industrial pressure measurement and indication in both gas and liquid applications. EPS-series sensors are available with measuring ranges from vacuum up to 5800 psig. Selectable engineering units such as bar, mbar, kPa, MPa, inches of water column, and […]

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Zygo Corp. introduces miniature optical position sensor for high-precision applications

Zygo Corp. is pleased to announce the introduction of the new ZPS absolute position measurement system with ultra-compact optical sensor technology. The ZPS system enables high-precision measurement and positional control for advanced applications, such as deformable optics, lens positioning systems, and fine stage control. The ZPS system provides high-precision, non-contact absolute position measurements on up […]

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What vital signs can be monitored with your thumbs?

At CES2017, Yenfang Koh, a Marketing & Operations Analyst from Mocacare, explains how the company’s Mocaheart can scan both thumbs for blood oxygen and electrocardiogram (EKG) measurements. The readings provide heart rate and blood (pulse wave) velocity that correlates to blood pressure.

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GHS-19 Series spring-loaded LVIT

Alliance Sensors is introducing its GHS-19 series of spring-loaded LVIT (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) gaging sensors. They are contactless devices designed for dimensional gaging and position measurements in factory automation and in various industrial and commercial applications such as automotive testing, mil/aero test stands, robotic arms, and packaging equipment, where the sensing element cannot be […]

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Proximal Flow Sensors Now Available for Neonatal Applications

Sensirion will be attending the MD&M West 2017 trade fair in order to present a proximal flow sensor for flow measurements in respiratory applications used in neonatology and pediatrics. This fully calibrated SFM3400 sensor is available as a single-use and reusable solution, and is highly robust, accurate and extremely fast in processing signals. It is […]

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Proven and Improved – the SDP800 Series Differential Pressure Sensors

Sensirion, a manufacturer of high-quality flow and environmental sensors, presents the new differential pressure sensors of the SDP800 series. The sensors are the result of more than 15 years of experience in measuring air flow to millions of HVAC systems, car engines and patients. They consequently utilize the successful features of the SDP600 differential pressure […]

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Alliance Sensors Group’s line of industrial LVDTs

Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its line of industrial LVDTs with the addition of the LA-21-A series. The LA-21-A series AC LVDTs offers the robust designs for which Alliance Sensors Group is known in typical industrial packages, with full ranges from 3 (75 mm) to 15-in. (375 mm). They are supplied in a zinc-plated-steel 0.805-in. […]

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How can a sensor prevent snoring?

At CES 2017, Behrouz Hariri, CEO & Co-founder of Smart Nora explains how a microphone in his company’s system listens for the earliest indication of snoring. Since people transition from breathing to snoring at around 40 to 42 dB, once this level is detected, an inflatable portion of the system beneath the pillow creates a […]

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How does a smart home control windows, blinds & shutters?

At CES, Marketing Director Michael Rasmussen of the VELUX Group explains how a partnership between Velux A/S and Netatmo achieves the first smart roof, windows, blinds & shutters solutions using sensor technology to measure temperature humidity, CO2 and sunlight level. Velux provides the electrically operated hardware and Netatmo provides the sensing technology. The systems software […]

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How can patients monitor their glucose level without drawing blood?

At CES 2017, Luc Pierat, Founder and CEO of PKvitality tells how K’Track Glucose, a watch-like fitness monitor with an added sensing module can calculate glucose without drawing blood by sampling interstitial fluid just below the skin with a chemical sensor. The Glucose K’apsul biosensor fits into the base of the device and effortlessly probes […]

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How can patients know they are performing physical therapy properly at home?

At CES 2017, Mickey Ferri, cofounder of Enflux describes how his company’s motion capture clothing’s capabilities can used by patients recovering from shoulder injuries. Using microelectromechanical (MEMS) inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors embedded in clothing to measure changes in orientation, the data can be displayed on monitor and used remotely by caregivers to track the […]

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How can Alexa lock a door?

At CES 2017, Paul Gerhardt, Cofounder of Lockitron demonstrates how the voice recognition capabilities of Alexa’s microphone (pressure sensor) and software can be used to remotely lock (or unlock) his company’s Bolt smart lock. Cloud to cloud integration allows the user to trigger Alexa remotely.

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How can you replace a $100,000+ motion capture system?

At CES 2017, Mickey Ferri, cofounder of Enflux describes how microelectromechanical (MEMS) inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors embedded in clothing can measure changes in orientation. The motion capture clothing’s capabilities can be used to track activity in sports or even allow the wearer to become a character in a video game.

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How can smart phone type touch sensing be implemented in a home control unit?

At CES 2017, Tobias Eichenwald, Co-founder and CEO of Senic GmbH, demonstrates a smart home control button that mimics smart phone type touch sensing. In a programmable interface, the touch sensing provides buttons, an analog ring for variable control, touch surface for browsing, and swipe as well as proximity sensing without touch for music, lighting […]

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What can you sense with an electronic tattoo?

At CES 2017, Dr. Nanshu Lu, co-founder of Rotex, shows how an electronic tattoo can measure different biometrics. Mounted on the chest, the tattoo can provide a continuous electrocardiogram (EKG). Mounted on a muscle, the flexible membrane can measure …

Where are the autonomous vehicle sensors?

At CES 2017, Cason Grover, Sr. Group Manager, Vehicle Technology Planning from Hyundai Motor America explains the vision and range sensors in Hyundai’s Autonomous Ioniq. The vehicle has one forward facing long range radar and three LiDAR units at the front and four cameras mounted inside at the top of windshield. Radar units at the […]

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How can motion sensors help stroke victims?

At CES 2017, Paul Ruelos from Neofect demonstrates the occupational benefits to stroke victims and others who have neurological disorders from the company’s Rapael smart glove. Using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) bending and axis sensors in a flexible exoskeleton glove combined with the company’s Rapael software and a graphical user interface, the system collects range of […]

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AMS finalizes acquisition of Heptagon

AMS, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor and analog solutions, announced the completion of the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in Heptagon and the related capital increase of 11,011,281 new shares from authorized capital excluding subscription rights. AMS announced on October 24, 2016 that the company had signed an agreement to acquire Heptagon, […]

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Long range door and gate photoelectric sensors

Carlo Gavazzi’s new  PD140 Series Long Range Photoelectric Sensors is a product line targeted for Door and Gate Access applications. This sensor handles challenges found in the door and gate industry. The design of the PD140 makes it a suitable choice for harsh outdoor use, where strong ambient light, fog, rain, snow, and dust, might […]

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Extra-Short M12 Inductive Proximity Sensors

Carlo Gavazzi is pleased to announce an addition to the popular ICB Series family of inductive proximity sensors, with the launch of the ICB12S Extra-Short Inductive Proximity Sensors. With a thread length of only 23mm, and housing lengths as short as 25mm, these ultra-compact M12 sensors are an ideal solution where space is limited and […]

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