3D Printed Smart Sensors Can Save Live by Monitoring Environments

Published by , July 28, 2017 1:02 pm

(AZOSensors) A team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is creating 3D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity that could revolutionize environmental monitoring. The system, developed by a team led by Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Atif Shamim, works by saturating high-risk areas with disposable packages of sensors (sensor nodes) that are linked wirelessly to fewer fixed nodes that raise the alarm.
Shamim sees this as part of a drive towards an internet of things, “where infrastructure makes smart decisions in place of humans.” They adopted 3D- and inkjet printing because they are additive processes, making them fast, low-cost and environmentally friendly.

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