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Making the World Healthier and Safer through Sensor Innovation

Discover how sensors are making the world a healthier and safer place in applications ranging from heart-rate monitors to vehicle-crash detectors.

Publish Date: 2015-05-21
Energy Harvesting Aids Structural Health Monitoring of Public Roads and Bridges

The use of devices including energy transducers, power management ICs, and sensors to ensure safety of public infrastructure.

Publish Date: 2015-05-20
Strengthening the Weakest Link

A key issue of IoT security is access control including insecure web interfaces, weak authentication, and web services presenting open ports to the Internet.

Publish Date: 2015-05-14
Sensors Find their Way into the Corn Field

The integration of sensors in the farming business has helped farmers increase farm profitability, accuracy, and reliability.

Publish Date: 2015-04-30
Toxic Gas Sensors Replace Canaries and Mice in Mines

The use of oxygen and methane gas sensors to detect low to deadly levels of toxic gases in mines. Sensors include Parallax's MQ-2 and Honeywell's KGZ-10.

Publish Date: 2015-04-23
Hardware Security for a Worldly-Wise Internet of Things

Implementing proper security in IoT applications is essential to prevent unwanted sources from gaining sensitive information.

Publish Date: 2015-04-16
Adding Smarts to Environmental Sensors

Sensor fusion addresses the high accuracy, reliability, small form-factor, and low cost requirements with solutions available from Omron, ams, and TI.

Publish Date: 2015-04-09
The Five Senses of Sensors—Part II: Touch and Vision

Part 2 of updates to the previously published “Five Senses of Sensors” articles includes advances in sensor technology regarding touch and vision.

Publish Date: 2015-04-02
The Five Senses of Sensors—Part I: Smell, Taste, and Hearing

Reviewing the senses of sensors and how they mimic human smell, taste, and hearing along with advances in sensor technology due to the emergence of IoT.

Publish Date: 2015-03-26
Load and Strain Measurement in Industry and Healthcare

Understanding load sensor operating principles and likely error sources can help with selection and installation, ensuring accurate measurement and reliability.

Publish Date: 2015-03-19
Sensor-Based Wearables Move from Fad to Factory Floor Applications

Wearable steady progress from fitness monitoring into demanding tasks such as industrial and defense applications.

Publish Date: 2015-03-12
Driving a Health Meter on a Chip

Microcontrollers and other components from TI, Freescale, and Analog Devices contribute to the miniaturization of health monitors and other medical devices.

Publish Date: 2015-03-05
Accelerometers Tackle Football Concussions

Sensing devices for real-time impact monitoring make it possible to see what is really happening when collisions occur on the football field.

Publish Date: 2015-02-26
New Integrated NFC Tag/Sensor Devices: How Low-Cost/Low-Power RF Technology Enables New Applications

Medical advances for diabetic patients could allow NFC tag/sensor devises to measure blood glucose levels in diabetic patients.

Publish Date: 2015-02-19
Miniature Sensors for Medical Applications Offer Lots of Design Options

The ability to design in reliable, accurate sensor functionality within the constraints of an ever-shrinking space is critical in a wide range of applications.

Publish Date: 2015-02-12
Specialized ICs, PV Cells Enable Energy Harvesting from Indoor Lighting

Specialized devices from manufacturers such as Cymbet, IXYS, and Texas Instruments offer engineers quick implementation into energy-harvesting designs.

Publish Date: 2015-02-04
The IoT Dons Sensor-based Wearables

The continued adoption of wearable technology developments will ultimately reduce costs which opens up even greater use across new applications.

Publish Date: 2015-01-29
Miniaturization in MEMS sensors

A look at how micromachining optimizes the miniaturization of sensors and reduction of sensor element sizes via standard semiconductor manufacturing technology.

Publish Date: 2015-01-22
“Black Boxes” Collect Hundreds of Sensor Parameters, Aid in Crash Analysis

Learn about the sensing devices that make it possible to diagnose what went wrong in the event of a plane crash.

Publish Date: 2015-01-15
Specialized Devices Tackle High-Voltage Energy Harvesting

Specialized ICs from suppliers including Linear Tech and TI that can help simplify design while maximizing energy conversion.

Publish Date: 2015-01-14