SINTEF Digital Instrumentation
Mass produced, robust and reliable sensors and microsystems, combined with accelerated miniaturization and advanced packaging of electronics, opens up new application areas and enables major improvements of existing Instrumentation and sensor system solutions.
Clean air is a basic necessity for human existence. Poor air quality has accounted for over 4.2 million deaths globally in 2016. As such, there is a need for highly sensitive gas sensors which can be integrated into an early detection system, should air quality fall below predefined thresholds.
There are significant resources of wind power in areas where few people live, and which cannot be exploited due to a weak grid. A solution is to produce hydrogen and export it.
ROMO – RObotics for Moving Objects within manufacturing and healthcare – enabling the future internet of things
Development of methods and tools that will enable the online estimation and identification of moving objects and support the robot interaction and manipulation of such objects in real time.
Cooled patients are treated differently
What is the best form of first aid for a cold, injured body? Mountain medicine researchers are now co-operating to find the answer. At present there is actually no “best practice” for treating this type of patients.
Even greener solar power on the way
Europe wants to reduce its needs for raw materials and raise the level of recycling of resources in the solar power industry. If this project is successful, greenhouse gas emissions from solar panel manufacture will fall by 25 to 30 per cent.
Smart help for phone users
The elderly may find that using a smartphone is difficult and incomprehensible, while the disabled may encounter problems because phone operation requires delicate motor functions. But one inventor saw no reason for it to be this way – and has found a solution to the problem.