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Sensors Day 2015

last modified Aug 16, 2019 02:53 PM
The Sensors Day 2015 conference was held at Murray Edwards College on 16 October 2015

The Sensors Day 2015 conference was oranised together with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications.

One day of talks, posters and demonstrations highlighted the vast breadth of research and development in the field of sensing. About 140 people attended the event and were treated to a series of exciting talks by scientists and engineers from Cambridge University, the University of Berkeley, ETH Zurich and ARM.

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Topics included microfluidics, ultra low noise sensors for space applications, optical technology, power efficient microcontrollers bio-inspired sensors and computer vision. The speakers' contributions have been collated in a special edition of The Royal Society Interface Focus.

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The first cohort of Sensor CDT students presented the results from their Team Challenge on "Sensors for Assisted Living of the Elderly" - a suite of interconnected sensors monitoring the activity patterns of elderly people, alerting carers to potential emergencies. Their research has been published as a research paper in The Royal Society Interface Focus.

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Undgergraduate students from Cambridge University presented their low cost microscope, while postgraduate students showcased sensing chop sticks and wearable sensors to monitor physical exercises.

The programme of the event is available here.

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