Topic: Sensor Applications
Up to now, data collected by autonomous vehicles has been mostly a secret. But some companies have begun to release this data to researchers, the latest being Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, according to a report on The Verge.
Starting in September, Virginia Tech University’s Blacksburg campus will serve as a trial for an e-scooter initiative sponsored by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cautioned airlines, aircraft maintenance companies and manufacturers they need to carefully maintain the sensors, according to an online report on the Seattle Times.
Apple has also been doing research on developing iPhone-embedded poisonous gas sensors and is busy trying to patent technology for calibrating these sensors and lengthening their life.
SmartSens, a supplier of high-performance CMOS imaging systems, has signed an agreement with MEMS Drive to collaborate on developing a CMOS image sensing chip and chip-level optical image stabilization (OIS) technologies.
According to an article in the Hendersonville Lightning, high schools in Hendersonville, North Carolina, are outfitting helmets with sensors that measure the G-force of hits on the field, in an effort to gauge the impact of collisions or tackles and flag possible concussions.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data.
A research team from Iraq and the University of South Australia have developed a sensor-based system to remotely monitor elderly people and provide urgent first aid via a drone if a fall occurs.
Roll-to-roll manufactured sensors can provide real-time measurements of sweat rate and electrolytes and metabolites in perspiration to gauge a person’s health.
There's a rapidly growing market for virtual sensors, according to market research firm Zion Research. The firm projects the global virtual sensors market growing from $177 million in 2018 to $1.1 billion by 2025, for a CAGR of 30% between 2019 and 2025.