Category: Biosensor

Living sensors at your fingertips

Engineers and biologists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed to light up in the presence…

Micro-sensor measures fluid loss

A newly developed micro-sensor can detect dehydration, and can alert the user. In particular, this aid can be extremely useful in the care of the elderly. The new sensor is only 16 millimeters in diameter and 8 millimeters high, but…

Detecting Explosives with Plants

A team of MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. According to Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering…

Spider signals

Ultraviolet (UV) reflective markings on male jumping spiders of the Cosmophasis umbratica species have been proven to impact the spiders’ sex recognition and sexual selection. A study led by Associate Professor Li Daiqin from National University of Singapore (NUS) Biological…

CHIC (CHip-in-Cell) – Autonomous bio-sensor

A Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University has projected that the In-situ detection of chemical changes in human body at the cellular level can bring enormous benefits in diagnosis and in therapeutic monitoring. Professor Wong’s research aims at translating…

The Magic of Chemical Sensing on a Chip

A principal research scientist at MIT’s Microphotonics Center, Anuradha Agarwal and her colleagues have developed miniaturized mid-infrared and far-infrared sensing systems that can be tuned to detect specific materials and their concentrations. Agarwal’s miniaturized infrared detection technology research offers the…

Researchers in Wireless Organic Sensor Breakthrough

A research team led by Professor Takayasu Sakurai and Professor Takao Someya at the University of Tokyo has succeeded in developing the world’s first flexible wireless completely organic sensor system. According to the report, the feasibility of this wireless system…

Tiny Sensors to Detect Explosives, Bio Weapons, Rotten Food

Researchers at the  Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)  – Christopher Field, Junghoon Yeom, Daniel Ratchford, Hyun Jin In and Pehr E Pehrsson have figured out how to manufacture nanowires reliably using existing technology as tiny sensors built into military combat gear to detect chemical or biological…

Temperature Sensor for Biomedical Applications

In response to the biomedical industry demands for a high-accuracy, high-stability temperature sensor, Heraeus, a global and privately owned company that specializes in precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, has developed the surface mount platinum Resistance…

Sensors In Arduino Platform

This is another article on Sensors using Arduion platform. The first one ‘WSN Made Easy With Arduino Platform? can be found here. This will help you to understand some of the easiest methods to start implementing your sensor nodes.   …