New opportunities emerge in gas sensing, healthcare, military and automotive markets, among others.
David Savastano, Editor02.21.20
Flexible and printed sensors continue to find new applications. This, in turn, is spurring new markets to emerge in a wide range of fields.
NextFlex is working on numerous sensor projects, and Art Wall, director of fab operations at NextFlex, said that he is seeing opportunities for flexible and printed sensors in the military and consumer spaces.
“Both military and civilian-focused companies have looked at what we have done in the flexible microcontroller space and realized that if we could attach or build flexible sensors compatible with the flexible microcontroller architecture, you’ve taken something that’s interesting and really made it applicable – something that people really can make use of,” Wall said. “We’re taking tech demonstrations and adding sensor capabilities that can make them a true product.”
Tekscan has been producing printed sensors since 1983 and is probably best known for its work with Dr. Scholl’s and
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