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SENSORICA’s sensors

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This document presents different metrics systems used within SENSORICA, an open and decentralized value network, designing, producing and distributing optical fiber-based sensors.

 Contents 

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Mission statement

Types of sensors

Displacement and force sensors

Scientific Instruments

Robotics and industrial

Biochemical sensors

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SENSORICA Product Design - philosophy

SENSORICA Product Licensing

How to play the open game... (post by Tibi on Multitude Project blog)

Mission statement

Current mission[1]

SENSORICA is committed to the design and deployment of intelligent, open sensors, and sensemaking systems, which allow our communities to optimize interactions with our physical environment and realize our full human potential. communities to optimize interactions with our physical environment and realize our full human potential.

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Types of sensors

Displacement and force sensors

Scientific Instruments

The first category of our displacement and force sensors are used as scientific instruments with applications in physiology and biology, for measuring biomechanical properties of biological systems. These sensors are small range but high sensitivity. See the Mosquito Scientific Instrument System.

Design of scientific instruments follows a new demand, which is based on new practices prescribed by the open science movement. Here we can identify two main concepts: lego lab and labonline. 

We believe that scientific instruments of the future will be shared, will facilitate collaboration and the socialization of scientific processes. We also believe that these instruments need to be modular and interoperable.

See also intelligent (force-sensitive) surgical tools (scalpel and tweezers that can sense force, keeping doctors outside of the danger zone),

Robotics and industrial

A second generation of displacement sensors are used in structural deformation monitoring. They are characterized by wide range and lower sensitivity, compared to the ones in the first category. See more on the Tape sensor. See also touch sensitive industrial and household robots, force sensing and intelligent sports equipment (hockey sticks, golf clubs, tennis rackets and so on).

Biochemical sensors

See more on sensing and sensemaking for glocal food systems.

Lab-on-a-chip technology will revolutionize food production and distribution and environmental monitoring: biochemical testing of soil, water, air and food. We see sensors as part of sensemaking[2] systems.

Sensing applications for environmental monitoring and food systems need to be able to talk to each others and to log data into a shared/open/free infrastructure for data processing and analysis. These systems need to be distributed.

 

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[1] if changed please update! see SENSORICA mission document 

[2] Making sense of the physical environment, building a representation, using that representation of the physical environment in time, for planning and decision making.