This edition of Future Tech TOE covers two of the emerging technologies in sensors and instrumentation - self-healing sensors and sensor implants. The TOE covers various aspects of the technologies including trends driving adoption, key developers of the technology, research focus areas, noteworthy innovations, impact on stakeholders, emerging opportunities, and provides strategic insights.
The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engines (TOEs) capture emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. They usually provide a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. Future Tech TOEs cover innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world.
The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones.
Keywords: Self-healing sensors, sensor implants, implantable sensors, futuristic technology