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Sensors, Vision July 13, 2021

Machine vision technologies are more important than ever for automation

The need for automation and accompanying technologies such as machine vision and robotics will grow as manufacturing changes in the wake of COVID-19.

By Jimmy Carrol
Courtesy: Felice Frankel and MIT News Office
Sensors, Vision June 30, 2021

Face mask prototype can detect COVID-19 infection

Engineers at MIT and Harvard have designed a prototype face mask that can diagnose the person wearing the mask with COVID-19 within about 90 minutes and can be used to detect other pathogens and chemicals.

By Anne Trafton
Courtesy: SICK, Inc./New Products for Engineers Database
Sensors, Vision June 26, 2021

Five tips for choosing the right vision inspection system

With 2D, 3D, and even deep learning inspections all being realistic product inspection options today, it's can be hard to choose. Five tips for picking the right system are highlighted.

By Neil Sandhu
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Sensors, Vision June 26, 2021

Machine vision groups create group for exploring API standards

The call for exploratory group participation to all sensor and camera manufacturers, silicon vendors, and software developers working on vision and sensor processing

By European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) and Khronos Group
Courtesy: Rebecca McElhoe, Purdue University
Sensors, Vision June 25, 2021

Smart clothes powered by Wi-Fi monitors wearer’s health

Purdue University engineers have developed smart clothes that are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile.

By Steve Martin
Courtesy: Autotech Controls
Sensors, Vision June 22, 2021

Industry standard size 25 encoder reference website, push-button programmable encoders

An encoder part number reference website,, deciphers more than 200,000 size-25 encoder combinations, gives descriptions and replacement options with next-day delivery for orders placed by 6 p.m. CST; 10 two-button-programmable encoders are said to cover all combinations.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University
Sensors, Vision April 26, 2021

Touchless temperature sensor developed

A touchless temperature sensor using infrared light to take a person's body temperature to detect COVID-19 and more has been developed by Rice University engineers. See video.

By Mike Williams
Sensors, Vision April 21, 2021

Graphene-based biosensors used to develop mass COVID-19 tests

Graphene-based biosensors are being used to develop better, cheaper, quicker, more accessible testing for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

By Mike Krapfl
Courtesy: Jad Salman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sensors, Vision April 14, 2021

Imaging system allows users to see UV and visible light simultaneously

A passive down-conversion imaging system created allows engineers to peer into the UV range while still viewing the visible spectrum for better machine vision results.

By Jason Daley
Courtesy: Clark Nexsen
Sensors, Vision April 4, 2021

How 3D LIDAR scanning adds value for industrial, manufacturing clients

Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) scanning offers critical benefits to clients and engineers and makes projects more efficient and minimizes conflicts.

By James Meadows