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Paper cuts cost of sensors

edge.gifPlacing sensors devices in everyday objects is a significant contributor to the information explosion. Not only are new kinds of sensors being defined every day, they are also being made out of new, more everyday materials. This article Paper Accelerometer Could Mean Disposable Devices talks about another example of driving down the cost of sensing.

 

“Now researchers at Harvard have fashioned a MEMS force sensor that’s so cheap it could be disposable. It’s made from paper, and each one costs four cents. The team presented the design and experimental results of the device at the IEEE MEMS 2011 conference last week.”

 

Sensing, data analysis and robotics are all trends that I see there being significant breakthroughs in 2011.

Tags: IEEE| Sensors| Trends
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