Robot Love: It’s all about the Sensors

Tomorrow’s home care robots are more likely to adopt a human-like appearance rather than Paro’s Pinnipedian form factor. Even the first-generation products include rudimentary attempts to offer emotional comfort. The head of the Kompaï robot from Robosoft features a “face,” for example, while the Giraff robot from Sweden’s Giraff Technologies AB displays a screen image…

Robotics Technology: The Electronics Nurse is on Duty

With fewer young people around for company and tighter healthcare budgets, an aging population is rightfully concerned about their futures. But engineers are working hard to change that outlook by developing robots that not only allow seniors to continue to live independently, but also cheer them up when they’re feeling low. People are living longer.…

Mouser Stocks Award-Winning Sensors

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it is stocking several award-winning technologies recently recognized at this year’s Sensors Expo. Sensors Magazine announced the winners of the 2015 “Best of Sensors Expo” Awards at the Sensors Expo & Conference, held June 9 – 11 at the Long Beach…

Wearable Sensors to Grow 45.2% Through 2020

The burgeoning wearable electronics market would likely not exist if it weren’t for wearable sensors. The global wearable sensors market was valued at $70 million in 2014, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 45.2% from 2014 to 2020, according to a recent report. Wearable sensors are one of the most important components…

MEMS Industry Group Forms TSensors Division

Pittsburgh, Pa. — MEMS Industry Group® (MIG), the trade association advancing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors across global markets, today announced the creation of a new TSensors division headed by TSensors Summit, Inc. Founder Dr. Janusz Bryzek. MIG’s new division will extend TSensors Summit’s visionary efforts to accelerate a world in which everyone has access to “Abundance” — food, safe water,…

Osram Expands Sensor Line for Wearables

Osram Opto Semiconductors has expanded its sensor portfolio for wearable products with the introduction of the SFH 7051 integrated optical sensor specifically designed for heart rate monitoring. Consuming very little power to maximize battery life, the sensor targets fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables. The SFH 7051 consists of a large-format photodiode and three…