Sensors and Transducers

ams invites Austrian Homeless World Cup players to improve their life and work opportunities

ams last week welcomed to its headquarters the members of both the Austrian national squads participating in this year’s Homeless World Cup tournament in Cardiff. As part of its sponsorship of the teams, via Caritas Styria, the visit to ams headquarters included a factory tour and a program of personal …

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JonDeTech has verified the process for high volume production of its sensors

JonDeTech is now finished with the task of industrialising several process steps in the manufacture of the company’s IR sensors. Thanks to the developed process, JonDeTech can produce about seven million sensors per year with the help of the current third-party supplier. Since last autumn JonDeTech has worked with a high …

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Food freshness sensors could cut food waste

Researchers from Imperial College London say new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers. One in three UK consumers throw away food solely because it reaches the use-by date, but sixty per cent (4.2million tonnes) of the £12.5 billion-worth of food we throw away …

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New partnership to utilise data from IoT sensors to help insurers more effectively price risk

SAS and Octo Telematics have entered into a global partnership agreement to enable property and casualty insurance carriers to gain deeper business insights through the power of IoT. The insurance industry is under intense pressure to improve their books of business and remain relevant in a burgeoning field of tech-driven competition. The billions …

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New CEO on JonDeTech: “We are in a better position than ever before”

In mid May, Per Lindeberg entered the position as CEO for Swedish IR sensor producer JonDeTech. One year after the listing at Nasdaq First North in Stockholm, he explains why it has taken such a long time for the sensor to reach the market and how the consumer electronics industry …

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Sound waves bypass visual limitations to recognise human activity

Video cameras continue to gain widespread use to monitor human activities for surveillance, health care, home use and more, but there are privacy and environmental limitations in how well they work. Acoustical waves, such as sounds and other forms of vibrations, are an alternative medium that may bypass those limitations. …

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Sensor-packed glove learns signatures of the human grasp

Wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a variety of objects, MIT researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognise objects through touch alone. The information could be leveraged to help robots identify and manipulate objects, and may aid in prosthetics design. The researchers developed a …

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Nanusens again successfully overfunds with Crowdcube

Innovative electronics company, Nanusens, has closed a highly successful round of crowd funding via Crowdcube. £604,680 was raised in just 30 days from 750 investors. This was 300 per cent overfunding as the target was £200,000. This brings the total raised via Crowdcube rounds to £1,805,950 or around two million …

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First HENSOLDT Award presented to South African team

HENSOLDT, the independent sensor solutions house, has presented its first award for an outstanding contribution to the company’s success to a team at GEW Technologies, Pretoria. The team with members Arthur Wood, Morné van Tonder, Stephen Scott,Mishack Sigasa and Ruben Janse van Rensburg were presented with the prestigious award during the annual HENSOLDT Leadership Team meeting held in Munich …

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