sensors

IoT devices could be next customer data frontier

At the Adobe Summit this week in Las Vegas, the company introduced what could be the ultimate customer experience construct, a customer experience system of record that pulls in information, not just

Occipital closes $12M more as it strives to build a ‘perception engine’

Sensors are growing more and more sophisticated as we build machines that can interpret the world with more precision than we can. Occipital is aiming to do this as effectively and cheaply as possible

Blik brings warehouse logistics into the 21st century

Knowing what's in your warehouse, where certain items are stored and where they are in the production process is highly valuable information. But gathering this information is typically done with barc

Researchers develop digestible sensors for monitoring the gastrointestinal tract

MIT’s researchers spend a lot of time thinking about digestible technology. Indeed, scientists at the school have developed all sorts of swallowable devices, including a robot fashioned from pig par

Petasense emerges from stealth to help companies monitor machine health

Industrial IoT startup Petasense emerged from stealth today, officially announcing $1.8 million in seed funding and a hardware/software solution designed to help industrial customers understand when e

Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’

Autonomous vehicles all need sensors that can help them detect and avoid objects in their environment. And to operate at high speeds, these sophisticated machines need to identify objects ahead precis

Echodyne’s pocket-sized radar may be the next must-have tech for drones (and drone hunters)

Just because we live in an age of many sensors doesn't mean we always have the right one for the job. One in particular we've been lacking is a radar system that can detect obstacles and aircraft hund

Luminar reveals sensors that could make self-driving cars safer than human

Cameras help autonomous vehicles read street signs and the color of traffic lights. But LiDARs, aka light detection and ranging systems, do the important work of sensing and helping cars avoid obstacl

This sensory wearable is designed for flirting

With people more likely to be locking eyes with their smartphone screens these days when they're hanging around in public, the London-based designers behind this feathery wearable are worried that the

Watch sensors track a full-court basketball game in real time

Here’s your cool sports hardware demo of the week: ShotTracker, the Kansas City-based startup whose team-focused offering can track and collect analytics from an entire basketball game in real

Uncorking innovation with Treasury Wine Estates in Napa

What wine makers are going after with applied technology and science is a more profitable piece of an already sizable market. Consumers spent $38 billion on U.S.-made wines alone in 2015 according t

Pillar Technologies is making construction sites safer with smart sensors

Construction sites can be dangerous places. And while recent advancements in safety technology have done a lot to help protect workers, there hasn’t been as much focus on protecting the site it

ShotSpotter CEO Ralph Clark talks about the future of city surveillance

A guy like Ralph Clark has a tough job: if all goes according to his business plan he’ll put himself out of business. He is the CEO of ShotSpotter, a surveillance system for cities that triangul

How the cloud, infused with analytic insights, impacts athletes and sports fans

Smart technology continues to streamline and transform nearly all aspects of our lives. Consider how technology is being used in the world of professional sports. Sensors and wearables connected to th

How smart materials will literally reshape the world around us

Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been the white-hot center of a flurry of activity. The IoT may well be The Next Big Thing, but maybe the attention around sensors is misplaced

Sen.se releases a peanut-shaped temperature sensor

Sen.se is… a strange company. Take, for example, the fact that its website’s About section begins with a treatise titled “the meaning of life.” Or the fact that its smart sensor product i

SmartSite uses sensors to monitor construction workers’ health and safety

A startup called SmartSite has released hardware and cloud-based software to help the construction industry track what their employees are exposed to and take measures to protect them from harm. Cance

Density raises $4 million to track crowds at the DMV, theme parks and corporate campuses

The Department of Motor Vehicles is one of the most notorious ways to waste your life away. Density could help ease this pain. Today, Density is launching its people-counting sensor for measuring how

Arable’s crop and weather sensor, Pulsepod, aims to make farming predictable

A Princeton, New Jersey startup called Arable Labs Inc. recently unveiled a professional-grade crop and weather sensor that’s solar powered, rugged and was designed by Fred Bould, the creative talen

MIT researchers develop wearable toxic gas sensor

A team of four MIT researchers has developed a new wearable sensor that can detect toxic gases and talk to smartphones or other wireless devices to warn users when they are in danger. Using these sens
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