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Strategic Network for Sensor Research

at Cambridge University

What sensor research is carried out at Cambridge University?

The answer to this question could be a long list of topics. But one way of answering this is to start by looking at sensor research from three different angles:

  1. Sensor Technology
  2. Sensor Middleware
  3. Sensor Applications

Researchers at Cambridge University cover a wide range of sensor technologies and applications. This page gives you an overview of the main themes.

Sensor Technology Sensor Middleware Sensor Applications
  • MEMS
  • Microfluidics
  • Fibre and waveguide optics
  • Micro- and nanopores
  • Autonomous sensors
  • Sensor networks
  • Data aquisition
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Civil infrastructure monitoring
  • Health care
  • Process control
  • Security

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