Category: Sensors

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UICO duraTOUCH water/sweat/gloves Smartwatches and Phones

Posted by Charbax – November 30, 2015

UICO duraTOUCH makes it possible to use Smartwatches and Phones in any weather, with sweaty fingers, under the rain, snow, even while wearing gloves in the winter. As people come to depend on wearable devices and use them everywhere, users want touchscreens to work under any weather condition everywhere and anytime. UICO’s duraTOUCH projected capacitive (PCAP) touch controllers enable touch sensing to work in any environment, with rain, sweat, and using gloves also. duraTOUCH out-performs traditional PCAP that is in devices like Moto360 and Samsung Gear Live. It is ideal for wearable and IoT devices with super-low power requirements like 1X charge per week with wake on touch. duraTOUCH products include duraTOUCH controllers, touchscreens, and duraTOUCH Surface, a bendable wrap-able touch sensing surface. Look for this technology in the next generation of consumer electronics and wearable devices, you will now have technology that UICO previously shipped in millions only to customers in the heavy industrial and medical markets.

96Boards IoT Starter Kit with UART and Arduino-compatible Sensors Platform

Posted by Charbax – October 20, 2015

Grant Likely of Linaro introduces the IoT Starter Kit with retail price aimed at around $45 which includes the 96Boards UART also available at and the Arduino-compatible 96Boards Sensors adapter board.

VKANSEE 2000dpi Optical Fingerprint Sensor

Posted by Charbax – October 6, 2015

VKANSEE shows the world's thinnest optical fingerprint sensor. It takes fingerprint images at 2000DPI resolution, 4 times higher precision than most competiting fingerprint sensor technologies yet on the market, higher resolution fingerprinting means more accuracy and more security. Read more at

Printed Temperature Sensor Demo at IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe

Posted by Charbax – October 5, 2015

Prof. David Britton from PST Sensors demonstrating their temperature sensing systems (printed silicon nanoparticle negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor) to Raghu Das (IDTechEx) at Printed Electronics Europe. PST sells the ability to put temperature sensing into everything, anywhere. Working with its customers, PST Sensors has developed a suite of temperature sensing systems which cannot be manufactured using other technologies. These include not only fully flexible and large area temperature sensing systems, but also sensor arrays. At the heart of PST Sensors' product range is a silicon nanoparticle negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor which can be printed on almost any material including paper, fabric and polymer film, with an almost infinite choice of form factors. For more information see

IP500 Alliance Defines the Communication Platform for Smart Sensing Devices in the Home

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2015

Helmut Adamski, Chairman of IP500 Alliance at Internet of Things Applications Europe. IP500 are defining, developing, and providing a secure and vendor-neutral wireless communication platform for smart sensing devices for buildings and homes. The IP500® Alliance is an international industry initiative launched by leading manufacturers (OEMs), users and operators.  For more information see

ISORG Contactless 3D Gesture Recognition using Printed Electronics

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2015

Mr Laurent Jamet demonstrating ISORG's printed electronics devices for large-area photonics and image sensors; including their revolutionary user interface with contactless 3D gesture recognition at Printed Electronics Europe. ISORG is the pioneer company in organic and printed electronics devices for large-area photonics and image sensors, developing a disruptive technology converting plastic, paper and glass surfaces into smart surfaces. ISORG is a start-up company of CEA-LITEN, based in Grenoble (France). ISORG offers a new generation of high performance, thin and flexible optical sensors for large area digital imaging & scanning, motion & object presence detection, interactive surfaces and light measurement. For more information see

Solvay Piezoelectric Materials for Sensors and Actuators

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2015

Corinne Duffie from Solvay Specialty Polymers showing piezoelectric materials for sensors and actuators at Printed Electronics Europe, part of the IDTechEx Show! Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures over 1500 products across 35 brands of high-performance polymers; offering, as a leading global producer of innovative materials which consistently surpass the highest standards for sustainability, durability, chemical and temperature resistance, weatherability and transparency, the widest range of specialty polymers in the world which fulfils critical requirements of global customers involved in industries such as the Automotive, Aerospace, Chemical, Healthcare, Membranes, Plumbing, Semiconductor, Oil & Gas, Wire & Cable and Alternative Energy ones. For more information see

Nordic Semiconductor ARM Cortex-M0 Ultra Low Power Wireless IPv6 over BTLE

Posted by Charbax – July 9, 2015

Nordic Semiconductor shows their ultra low power Bluetooth Low Energy, Ant, 2.4Ghz ARM Cortex-M0 based system on chips for trying to simplify the development of Wearables, Internet of Things devices, they are working to make things as simple as possible. One of the features that Nordic Semiconductor is able to demonstrate is to send voice over Bluetooth Low Energy. Nordic Semiconductor's implementation of Thread and mbed are being demonstrated.

Makeblock Maker Open Shenzhen (Day 2), 48-hour Robotic Competition

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2015

Maker Open is a 48 hours international robotic competition held by Makeblock, SIAT and Shenzhen Government. Makeblock is a robot construction platform, which provide anodized aluminum extrusion mechanics, easy-to-use electronics and software that are supported by each other. Makeblock's mission is to lower the skill level requirement of making things!

There are 12 Maker teams from overseas and China joining the 2015 Shenzhen Maker Open, including students from MIT, university Utah, makers from Italy and Austria, as well as the students from Peking university, student from Shenzhen high schools and more. The Maker game theme is “music/chess/writing/drawing” in Chinese tradional archaism called“琴棋书画qinqishuhua”.

Maker Open came from Makeblock's company trandition activity - 24 hours makerathon! Makeblock brings it to Shenzhen Maker Week.

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NXP shows common usages in society for their NFC

Posted by Gennie – June 17, 2015

NXP show their latest NFC and wireless technology on Computex 2015,NFC enabled vending machine, with NFC mobile phone or other wireless devices, customer can purchase or sell products in more secured and faster way. With a swipe of NFC-equipped entrance passes, customer can traveling with bikes, buses, and metros very convenient.