• Apple develops a new framework for custom hand gestures on wearable sensors

    Apple’s new gesture customization framework allows users to add their own gestures for wearable sensors. (Image Credit: Xu et. Al)

    Apple researchers developed a new framework for users to add their own gestures to wearable sensors without causing…

  • POLL Seeking Feedback on Questions for Panel Discussion on Sensor Technology

    element14 is going to host a panel discussion on Sensor Technology this summer. 

    The panel discussion is loosely focused on new trends and developments in senor tech. We have developed some questions, but we wanted to get some feedback from the quantity…

  • Body Weight Measurement

    I am trying to make an insole (shoe sole) system to measure body weight. Unable to find a suitable sensor for that. Please suggest a suitable sensor that can monitor body weight and which work better than force sensitive resistors in accuracy and lesser…

  • Digitally Addressable Sensors?

    I need to come up with a way to daisy chain a number of sensors together and uniquely read the high/low pin from them individually. Think Digital RGB LED http://www.adafruit.com/products/306 or I2C. I like how when you power the LED strip up, it assigns…

  • Sensor to detect foot steps on floor

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    I am thinking of trying person identification through their foot step sound / vibration. This is should be entirely possible because humans can do it and some research papers exist on this topic. But here comes the question:

     

    Which (low cost) sensor…

  • Lowest Power Freescale MMA8491Q Xtrinsic Accelerometer [Product Launch, 7 November]

        

     

    On Wednesday, 7 November, Freescale will announce the MMA8491Q Xtrinsic ultra-low-power accelerometer at the MEMS Executive Congress in Scottsdale, Arizona. This sensor enables smart meters, home appliances, asset tracking applications, gaming and remote…

  • Mining sensor data, Part 2

    This blog was originally published by Michael Stanley, systems/algorithms team manager in the Sensors Solution Division at Freescale, on the Embedded Beat.

    In “Mining sensor data, Part 1″, we continued our discussion on Sensor Data Analytics.  I gave you…

  • Sensor Board Layout for our Rocket

    This Time

    In this blog post I plan to go over the board layout for the components chosen in the previous blog entry and explain the reason for the layout and placements that I have chosen. I was hoping to give an outline for the software but due to the…

  • Doctor sacrifices himself in order to understand the human brain

    Dr. Phil Kennedy, the ‘father of cyborgs.' Dr. Phil Kennedy is a neurosurgeon who has contributed to mind-controlled technology. Now, he is using his own brain to understand how speech is connected to neural signals in the brain to help ALS sufferers…

  • Freescale MEMS senses tilt for smart meter tamper prevention

    Extracted from the publication of R. Colin Johnson on EETime website 8 November 2012

     

     

    Sensing "tilt" in old style pinball machines used a mechanical ball-in-tube sensor, but the micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) version should harness a tri-axis accelerometer…

  • Chrysler trying a simpler touch

    Extracted from the publication of Craig Trudell, Bloomberg News on The Windsor Star website 27 November 2012

     

    Chrysler Group LLC is emerging a leader in touch screens by letting Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. jump ahead and stumble.

     

    Blunders with…

  • A day without MEMS

    Extracted from the publication of Karen Lightman on EETimes website 27 November 2012

       

    MEMS devices are everywhere. They have permeated almost every aspect of our lives, forever altering our interaction with our digital environment. Unknowingly, we take…

  • TI Sensors & Field Transmitter block diagrams and solution guides.

    End-Equipment Solutions from TI... www.ti.com/sensors

     

    Easily view full block diagrams, application notes, tools and software and other related information on the following sensor end-equipments.

     

  • Questions about Panasonic Grid-EYE Infrared MEMS Sensor WEBINAR Thu 12/3/15??

    Hey,

     

    Experts will be available to answer your questions on the new Panasonic Grid-EYE Infrared Array Sensor and Evaluation Kit tomorrow.

     

    It can detect multiple people or objects moving in different directions; up, down, left, right and diagonally, including…