I love sensors.
Once they’re developed and mass produced, they can be put into things like mobile phones. Here’s a quick survey
- Light sensitive skin and sensors for furniture and buildings. Walls that breathe and furniture that knows how fat your tuckus is … wow.
- Sensors that keep trucks from rolling over you.
- Light field cameras that capture entire fields of light. Available now.
- Sensors that detect cracks in things we don’t want to crack. Oh, like oil pipelines.
- Touch sensors for curved, seamless designs. I’ll let you and your imagination decide what organic shaped devices THAT will be useful for.
- A sensor for indoor Location Based Services (LBS). Like GPS indoors. I’m already seeing mobile apps that feature something similar available.
- Structural health sensors. London bridge may be falling down, but you can keep your fair lady out of the way at least.
- Sensors that keep your anesthesiologist focused on you instead of his equipment.
And, in the ultra cool category we have:
- Eyes in the sky kinds of sensors.
- Quantum sensors.
- Sensors to let you see what plants see.
- A blog about force imaging and 3D mapping sensors. Very cool stuff.