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Mid-IR LEDs and what we learned at Sensors

Sensors Expo 2017 was a great event, as expected, and we connected with some great people. We were pleasantly surprised with the interest in, and enthusiasm for, mid-IR LED sensors. The prominent market demands that stood out for us included a few surprises.

Top areas of interest at the conference:

Automobile sensing – clean air cabins is a hot topic and the car industry is moving faster than we have ever experienced to install sensors for CO2, VOCs and more. What a refreshing change!

Smart Cities – San Jose has been on board for a bit but many other urban areas around Smart Citythe globe are using IoT technology and, more specifically, gas sensing technology on lamp posts to detect carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ground level ozone, sulfur dioxide, and gas leaks.

Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Buildings – smart HVAC can sense CO2, VOCs and other gases to save money and keep people thinking & functioning better. It’s kind of a big deal.

Wearables – between smart watches, smart phones, smart suits, and other devices, health sensing seems to be on the fast track, sensing everything from your heart rate to glucose to ethanol.

Robots – need we say more?!?

And guess what?

Our own patented QuiC SLED technology can be fine tuned at various mid-IR wavelengths to sense all of these and more!

Funny CO2 Sensing Story

Our CO2 sensing demonstration seemed to malfunction a bit, or so we thought, at the end of the first day of the expo. The next morning, when the demonstration oscilloscope peaked better than before, we realized that the levels of CO2 in the exhibition hall were impacting our ability to run our own demonstration…. No wonder everyone was dragging by the end of the day!

For more information about our mid-IR LEDs and how you can use them to improve your gas sensing products, contact us to discuss your specific sensing needs.

Also, check out our digital package we created for Sensors 2017 here.

A few fun photos from the Sensors 2017 in San Jose, CA

Terahertz Team in

From Left to Right: Mark Miller, Nicole Berry, MaryPat Kavanagh, Karl Farnsworth

Sensors 2017 Terahertz Team

From Left to Right: MaryPat Kavanagh, Mark Miller, Stephen Barkley, Karl Farnsworth

 

Sensors 2017

Visit our Sensors ’17 Booth

Join the Terahertz Device Corp team at this year’s Sensors Expo 2017.

Booth #1621

DATES: Wednesday – Thursday, June 28-29, 2017

We will be showcasing our QuiC SLED™ CO2 sensor and detector, and can answer questions about your custom mid-IR LED needs including sensing at various wavelengths from 3µm – 12µm. These wavelengths are great for sensing CO2, CO, ethanol, NH3, methane, glucose, and more.

Sensors Expo 2017

 

Sensors 2017