Unlike human-to-human gesturing, human-machine gesturing does not have a foundation of thousands of years of history to use as a context. This poses a challenge for human interface system designers. If a user performs a gesture, how does the machine know how to react in a manner that is commensurate with the user’s intentions?
Torex Semiconductor has developed an ultra-small (1.2 x 0.9 x 0.4mm) analog temperature sensor with low quiescent current and alarm temperature detection function.
In today's podcast we talk to Andreas Koller, VP of WW Sales and Marketing at Energy Micro and their Low Energy Sensor Interface (LESENSE).
Multi-modal interfaces allow us to choose the input technique that looks the most appropriate for a given task or context: the tip of our finger to flip the pages of a book, a stylus for drawing or annotating it.
Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Omega Engineering business. Omega is a leading supplier of process measurement and control instrumentation across a broad range of categories
ITT Corporation and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. have jointly developed a processing solution known as FELCO (Federated Embedded inteL-server for Collaborative Operations) that meets the ISR interoperability needs of the warfighter. FELCO is expected to
Honeywell Sensing and Control Limitless Technology: Dr. Larry previews the promise of wireless technology to a world of applications.
Ian Alexander of National Instruments uses a musical keyboard driven by a Tesla Coil to demonstrate the EMI resistance of the PXIe 4844 Optical Sensor Interrogator for Fiber Bragg Gratings. The device enables delicate sensor readings in environments that would fry regular electronic sensors.
As NASA’s Juno begins its five-year voyage to the planet Jupiter, image sensor technology from Eastman Kodak Company is on board to help capture images of the gas giant as never before. The KODAK KAI-2020 Image Sensor was selected by Malin Space Science Systems to
In June I mentioned a promising new sensor technology that can be used for non-invasive measurement of muscle movements with potential applications in patent monitoring (ECG, EMG, to name a few). The technology comes from
TURCK announces their Q-track family of linear position sensors has been expanded to include the newest QR14 and the Q17 models.
While the power from RF energy is typically very low, RF energy is unique among energy-harvesting options because it can either be harvested from ambient energy or intentionally broadcasted to provide more reliable power-over-distance using very little energy from the electric grid.
Researchers have discovered a way to capture and harness energy transmitted by such sources as radio and television transmitters, cell phone networks and satellite communications systems.
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will highlight advancements in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), the tiny micro-machines providing intelligent sensing and actuation to mobile phones, video games, automotive safety systems, heart monitors, insulin pumps, smart home-automation systems, and a host of other applications, at SEMICON West 2011 (July 12-14, 2011, Moscone Center, San Francisco). Joined by MIG member-companies who are driving a market predicted to reach
Whether you use a handful or thousands of sensors in a wireless network, communications can occur in many ways. But each approach requires a thoughtful analysis of distances between sensor nodes, node-power requirements, protocols, and network layouts, among other characteristics.
Bill Hutchings of Microchip Technology discusses the company's latest offering of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) that bring advanced control to cost-sensitive general-purpose and motor-control designs.
Omega’s new infrared sensor with wireless transmitter features remote IR sensor and radio wireless transmitter in a NEMA enclosure.
Until now, 3D Compasses have typically used non-standard technologies such as magneto-resistive materials or Hall-effect structures combined with magnetic field concentrators to detect the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field.
Bob Scannell of Analog Devices shows off the ADIS16407 iSensor IMU (inertial measurement unit) which integrates a tri-axis gyroscope, tri-axis accelerometer, tri-axis magnetometer and a pressure sensor into a single package.
At Sensors Expo 2011, Raymond Chow of Seiko Epson Corporation demonstrated the company's low profile S4E5A0A0 inertial measurement unit (IMU), which consumes just 30 mA when operating at 3.3 V.
Karl von Gunten, Director of Marketing at Nextreme Thermal Solutions spends some time with ECN at Sensors Expo 2011 to demonstrate the Thermobility Wireless Power Generator and its evaluation kit with onboard energy storage
At Sensors Expo 2011, Vijendra Kuroodi, principal systems architect at ROHM Semiconductor, demonstrates the company's new BU21023/BU21024 Series of high-speed, high noise immunity, low voltage resistive touchscreen controllers.
The AMA Association for Sensor Technology presents this year’s 10,000-euro SENSOR Innovation Award on the 7th of June equally to two contenders...
STMicroelectronics, a leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications, announced a multi-sensor module with five degrees of freedom.
Plessey Semiconductors announced that it will be demonstrating its Electric Potential Integrated Circuit (EPIC) sensor technology at Sensors Expo (Chicago, USA June 6-8 2011). The EPIC sensor is a completely new area of sensor technology that measures changes in an electric field in a similar way to a magnetometer detecting changes in a magnetic fiel