Embed that sensor

MicroStrain’s ‘EmbedSense’ is a tiny wireless sensor and data acquisition system that is small enough to be embedded in a product.

The EmbedSense devices, which can tolerate extreme G levels and high temperatures, can be placed within implants, on spinning machinery and within composite materials.

In use, the devices use an inductive link to receive power from an external coil and to return digital strain, temperature and unique ID information, eliminating the need for batteries.

‘We are working on applications that range from monitoring the healing of the spine to testing strains and temperatures on jet turbine engines’, says Steve Arms, President of MicroStrain Inc.

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