Frost.com - Sensors and Instrumentation Research http://www.frost.com/c/10463/home.do - Sensors and Instrumentation Research Sat, 24 Jun 2017 4:33:25 Sensors: the Lifeline of Factories http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297669488 As we envision smart machines exceeding their capability being backed by intelligent sensors that ensure real-time data processing. These smart machines and devices are fully connected or well networked enabled by sensors. Deployment of fieldbuses enables real time for data transmission and two-way communication facilitating in time decisions that trigger course correction where ever required and all in real time. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in CCD Image Sensors, Gas Sensors, Terahertz Sensors, and Hydrogen Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-4B-00-00 This issue of the Sensor TOE highlights key innovations and advancements in charge coupled device (CCD) image sensors, gas sensors, terahertz sensors, and sensors for detecting hydrogen leaks. The developments include a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS)-based sensor for dynamic measurement of the viscosity of a combustible or inert gas, nano-based sensors to detect multiple gases in the environment, economical terahertz sensors that can detect opaque materials, CCD sensors with improved operation in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength region, and hafnium sensors to detect tiny hydrogen leaks. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Charge coupled device sensors, gas sensors, viscosity sensors, terahertz sensors, hafnium sensors, hydrogen sensors Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Image Sensors, Wearable Sensors, 3D Flash LiDAR Sensors, and Biofeedback Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-4A-00-00 This Sensor TOE profiles recent advancements in image sensors, 3D Flash LiDAR sensors, wearable biometric sensors. Innovations profiled include a wearable device for biometric authentication, Flash LiDAR for capturing 3D objects in the surroundings, a technology for analyzing chemical elements, and an insole sensing device that provides feedback about a runner's foot strike and gait. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Image sensors, curved image sensors, wearables, biometric authentication, 3D Flash Lidar, digital cameras, X-ray fluorescence, biofeedback sensors, foot strike sensors Fri, 9 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in 3D Sensors, Biosensors, and Wearable Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-49-00-00 This Sensor TOE profiles innovations in fast responding biosensors, sensing systems for treating hearing disorders, 3D image sensors, heart rate monitoring in smart watches, and wearable sensors for monitoring emotions. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Biosensors, cancer detection, hearing impairment, 3D image sensors, heart rate monitoring, smart watches Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Automotive Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D79F-01-00-00-00 Sensor technology is enabling development of advanced systems for vehicle safety and control in the automotive sector. Automotive manufacturers are increasingly using electronics systems for improving vehicle performance, passenger safety and comfort. Integration of sensors and actuators into automotive control systems optimizes the performance of the vehicle by enhancing durability and reliability. Key sensing technologies covered in this technology and innovation report include LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), image-, touch-, touchless-, inertial-, pressure-, micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) accelerometer-, anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR)-, giant magnetoresistance (GMR)-, and biometric-sensors and gyros. The innovation report discusses sensor-based innovations in automotive industry and captures the impact of current and future applications in vehicles. Key topics include: Technology and market dynamics PESTLE and SWOT analysis Industry value chain assessment Impact of megatrends Technology capabilities of various sensors Key sensor innovations and its impact IP and Funding scenario Growth opportunities and critical success factors Companies to Watch Key questions for strategy planning Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Sensor-based Drones, Graphene Sensors, Organic Conductive Plastic Sensors, and Smart Skin Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-48-00-00 This Sensor TOE profiles innovations in drones equipped with multispectral imaging, graphene sensors for detection, organic conductive plastic thin film sensors for environmental monitoring, and electronic tattoos. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Drones, multispectral imaging, graphene sensors, hepatitis detection, asthma detection, ammonia detection, breath detection, plant disease detection, skin-based sensors, touch sensors Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Sensors for Energy Harvesting, pH Detection, Location Tracking, Aquaculture, and Smart Homes http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-47-00-00 This Sensor TOE profiles innovations and developments in energy harvesting sensors, pH sensors, location tracking sensors, aquaculture sensors, and sensors for smart homes. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Energy harvesting, electrochemical sensors, pH sensors, machine learning, smart sensors, robotic fish, smart homes Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 GROWING SIGNIFICANCE OF VOICE BIOMETRICS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES AND TELECOM SECTOR http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297589632 Voice biometrics system is used to identify and authenticate an individual using his or her unique voiceprints. Typically during the enrollment process, hundreds of voice characteristics including physical and behavioral features of the voice sample are combined to register a unique voiceprint by a software platform. Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Glucose Sensing, Ultrasonic Transducers, Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors, and Electronic Noses http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-46-00-00 This Sensor TOE identifies advancements in glucose sensing, ultrasonic transducers, distributed fiber optic sensors, electronic noses. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Glucose sensing, contact lens sensor, ultrasonic transducers, piezoelectric sensors, distributed fiber optic sensors, structural health monitoring, Bruillouin optical time domain sensors, electronic nose, chemical vapor detection, explosives detection Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Sensors for Wearables, Cell Tracking, Weight and Toxicity, and Image Sensing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-45-00-00 This Sensor TOE profiles advancements in wearable sensors for drug leaks and muscle stiffness, cell tracking, measuring weight of biological samples, and single-pixel imaging. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Wearable sensors, cell tracking, heat sensors, imaging Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Fingerprint Sensors, Ultraviolet Optical Sensors, and Virtual Taste Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-44-00-00 This Sensor TOE profiles innovations in fingerprint time clocks, standoff detection and detection of hidden objects, detection of driver distraction and fatigue, measurement of UV radiation, and digital transmission of the sense of taste. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Fingerprint detection, biometrics, time clocks, standoff detection, driver fatigue detection, ultraviolet radiation detection, pH sensing, virtual beverage tasting Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities in Government Biometrics Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297551089 Government initiatives have always been at the forefront to lead the growth in the biometrics industry. As government biometrics market is slated to witness a moderate growth of 4.6% in 2017, the report aims to explore the myriad opportunities that will fuel growth. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth of Analytical Instrumentation Market in BRICS http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297551854 Growth of pharmaceuticals industry coupled with demand for controlling air and water pollution is driving the analytical instrumentation markets worldwide, more so in emerging economies. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Top Technologies in Sensors and Instrumentation, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C2-01-00-00-00 The technology and innovation research service covers the top 10 sensor and instrumentation technologies that will have highest impact in the near- to medium-term Key technologies in the sensor and instrumentation cluster were evaluated to arrive at the top 10 technologies for 2017. The technologies were selected after critical evaluation of an exhaustive list of technologies using TechVision's proprietary selection methodology. The research service assesses technologies from various aspects such as nature of disruption, key technology drivers, market potential, patents, funding, applications and megatrends impacted. The top 10 technologies covered in this research service are Biosensors, Touchless Sensing, Smart Haptics, ADAS, Electronic Skin/e-skin, Energy Harvesting, Drones, Robotics Sensors, Electronic Nose and Nanosensors. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100