MIG announces finalists for MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is bringing its popular MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase to MEMS Executive Congress Europe for the first time. Selected from a pool of applicants, finalist companies will demo their MEMS/sensors-based applications as they vie for attendees’ votes.

“MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase is unique in the MEMS/sensors industry, and that’s why it’s always been a crowd pleaser at the US version of this event,” said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS Industry Group. “Finalists include a wide array of products that demonstrate the enabling power of MEMS and sensors: portable odor detectors, touch-free vital signs’ systems, and gas/alcohol-detection monitors that work with mobile phones as well as non-invasive oxygen readers and motion-based energy harvesters. I am excited to see which company our audience crowns as winner.”

This year’s finalists include:

1

NeOse by Aryballe Technologies — Based on the combination of nano, biotech, IT and cognitive sciences, Aryballe develops innovative technologies, databases, software and devices applied to the identification, measurement and representation of smells and tastes.

The company’s main product, NeOse, will be launched in 2016 and should be the first universal portable odor detector (e-nose) on the market. As a personal device that connects to smartphones and databases, NeOse is able to recognize a wide spectrum of different odors.

2

The Touch-Free Life Care (TLC) System by BAM Labs – The TLC System frees patients from the encumbrance of wired medical monitoring devices. This touch-free digital health solution uses Freescale’s MPXV2010 pressure sensor, MCU and applications processor to provide comprehensive hardware support for data collection, networking and communications for non-intrusive health monitoring.

The TLC System tracks bio-signals without keeping patients tethered to bedside monitors.

3

MOX Gas Sensors by Cambridge CMOS Sensors – Cambridge CMOS Sensors Metal Oxide (MOX) gas sensors use MEMS Micro-hotplate technology to provide a unique silicon platform for gas sensing, enabling sensor miniaturization, low power consumption and ultra-fast response times.

For the MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase, Cambridge CMOS Sensors will present a MOX sensor module connected to a mobile device, demonstrating superior gas detection for indoor air quality (IAQ) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The company will also show how its MOX sensor module supports alcohol detection via breath analysis.

4

The Demox Reader by CSEM (Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology) —

Originally developed to monitor oxygen in real time in cell and tissue cultures, the Demox reader is a versatile device that enables oxygen measurements for many different applications. CSEM will demo a new Demox reader that can be used to assess air and water quality as well as to support process control of food and beverages. This compact device can be mounted on commercial microscopes that are regularly used to investigate living biological materials.

The Demox optical reader allows the rapid, efficient and non-invasive measurements of oxygen concentration in a wide range of materials.

5

EnerBee Rv2 by EnerBee — EnerBee technology is based on research developed to produce MEMS electric generators that create electricity from all kinds of movement. This includes motion at very low speeds where traditional generators become unusable.

Enerbee Rv2 is a highly efficient motion-based energy harvester that produces electricity independently from motion speed, and powers low-power devices in Internet of Things applications such as building automation, access control and smart objects.

MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase takes place 9 March, 2015, 16:00-17:30 at Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, Copenhagen, Denmark.

MIG Executive Director Karen Lightman will announce the winner during her closing remarks, 10 March, 2015 at 17:15.

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