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Advancements in Body Worn Sensors, Water Quality Sensors, Nanosensors, Soil Condition Sensors, and Airflow Sensors

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Published: 1 Sep 2017

This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE profiles developments in body worn sensors made of silk material, water quality sensors, graphene nanosensors for insulin monitoring, sensors for soil monitoring, and airflow sensors for indoor air quality monitoring. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Body worn sensors, silk-based sensors, water quality sensors, 3D printing, nanosensors, graphene, insulin monitoring, semiconductor sensors, soil sensors, airflow sensors, ultrasonic sensors, indoor air quality, demand-controlled ventilation

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