Taking condition monitoring sensors to the next level

It is not just in the area of ‘active’ material technology, such as colour-changing films, that condition monitoring can be found. Electronic sensors can often offer more precise results as well as recording the actual levels and speed of deterioration as well as humidity to offer further insights into this area. Here are two very smart examples.

University teams based in various academic institutions in Ohio, USA and Quingdao in China were concerned that as the use of sensors to monitor food condition has and continues to increase the need for sustainable power sources to drive them has also grown. Their starting point was that traditional batteries have limited lifetimes and can contribute to environmental pollution. So a self-powered intelligent packaging system that uses sustainable energy is highly desirable...


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