Printed electronics developer, ThinFilm Electronics ASA (Thinfilm), has demonstrated what it claims is the first fully functional standalone Smart Sensor Label. This temperature-tracking label designed for monitoring perishable goods, demonstrates a complete closed system built from printed and organic electronics.
According to the company, its Smart Label will help pharmaceutical companies keep temperature-sensitive products safe and effective, while preventing the unnecessary destruction of usable products. In addition, retailers using temperature-monitoring labels during shipment of produce and other food products will have immediate insight with regards to both shelf life and food safety.
Davor Sutija, Thinfilm CEO, said: “The integration of memory and logic creates an extensible platform, on which we will be able to create a wide variety of low-cost electronics in a label format. Printing provides scale and cost advantages that cannot be matched by any other electronic technology. With our customers, we are delivering the ubiquitous intelligence necessary to turn the Internet of Things into the Internet of Everything.”
In the system demonstrated, organic logic detects that a critical temperature threshold has been exceeded and signals the display driver to turn on a segmented display.