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Figure 1: The ability to deploy WirelessHART devices makes monitoring systems much easier to deploy. Courtesy: Emerson
Sensors, Actuators September 8, 2022

Four practical steps to improved sustainability

Digital transformation concepts are the basis for projects to increase efficiency and reduce carbon footprint.

By Shane Hale
Courtesy: Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, 
Sensors, Actuators September 2, 2022

Sensor for E. coli risk detection for wastewater environments developed

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed and validated a sensor for E. coli risk detection when detecting contamination in wastewater environments.

By Josh Rhoten
wearable sensors
Sensors, Actuators August 24, 2022

Engineers fabricate a chip-free, wireless electronic skin

The chip-free device senses and wirelessly transmits signals related to pulse, sweat and ultraviolet exposure, without bulky chips or batteries.

By Jennifer Chu
redistribution model
Sensors, Actuators August 19, 2022

2D boundaries could create electricity

Rice lab leads effort to generate thickness-independent piezoelectricity in atom-thick materials. 2D boundaries could be the key.

By Mike Williams
Sensors, Actuators July 17, 2022

Smart face mask, other wearables designed as personal health trackers

University of Missouri researchers developed wearable smart bioelectronic devices and materials for better real-time health monitoring.

By Eric Stann
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Sensors, Actuators July 13, 2022

Soft actuators in robots emit light in colors, patterns

MIT researchers have created insect-scale robots inspired by fireflies that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication. See video.

By Adam Zewe
Sensors, Actuators July 6, 2022

Waterproof sensors improve temperature and motion sensitivity, wearability

Waterproof sensor devices could be used for health monitoring and to help with human-robot interactions

By Sarah Small
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Sensors, Actuators July 3, 2022

Standardizing data collection in breweries

Data collection in breweries is vital for cross-facility digitalization in the brewing industry.

By Martyn Williams
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Sensors, Actuators June 24, 2022

Theory developed to help design systems that can interact more seamlessly

University of Chicago researchers have developed a framework that could help engineers design systems that can interact more seamlessly, resulting in better performance for multicomponent systems such as batteries or sensors.

By Emily Ayshford
Sensors, Actuators June 20, 2022

Instrumentation calibration best practices, benefits

Instrumentation calibration is critical for process facilities to meet stringent calibration verifications and certifications. Four best practices and three benefits are highlighted.

By Adam Dittbenner