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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.11, November 2010

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and Journal, Vol.122, Issue 11, November 2010

2.   Sensors Market in Medical Applications

3.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

4.   New Sensors Related Books

5.   The 2nd International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES 2011): Call for Paper

6.   Subscription

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


Plus lots more information to be found on Sensors Web Portal: http://www.sensorsportal.com


Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal and Magazine (e-Digest),
Vol. 122, No. 11, November 2010


Research Articles


1. New Theoretical Results for High Diffusive Nanosensors Based on ZnO Oxides

    by Paolo Di Sia, pp.1-8

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2. Morphological and Relative Humidity Sensing Properties of Pure ZnO Nanomaterial

    by N. K. Pandey, Karunesh Tiwari, pp.9-19

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. Humidity Sensing Behaviour of Nanocrystalline α-PbO Synthesized by Alcohol Thermal Process

    by Sk. Khadeer Pasha, L. John Kennedy, J. Judith Vijaya, K. Chidambaram, pp.20-27

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. Electrochemical Detection of Mn(II) and Cd(II) Mediated by Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotubes/Li+ Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode

    by Muhammed M. Radhi, Wee T. Tan, Mohamad Z. AbRahman and Anuar Kassim, pp.28-35

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. Engineering of Highly Susceptible Paramagnetic Nanostructures of Gd2S3:Eu3+: Potentially an Efficient Material for Room Temperature
    Gas Sensing Applications

    by Ranu K. Dutta, Prashant K. Sharma and Avinash C. Pandey, pp.36-45

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6. Synthesis and Physical Properties of Nanocomposites (SnO2)x(In2O3)1-x (x = 0 – 1) for Gas Sensors and Optoelectronics

    by Stanislav Rembeza, Pavel Voronov, Ekaterina Rembeza, pp.46-54

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7. Structural, Electrical Properties of Nanocrystalline Co Doped- LaxCe1-XO2 for Gas Sensing Applications

    by A. B. Bodade, Minaz Alvi, N. N. Gedam, H. G. Wankhade and G. N. Chaudhari, pp.55-65

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8. Studies of CNT and Polymer Based Gas Sensor

    by Monika Joshi and R. P Singh, pp.66-71

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9. Excess Noises in (Bio-)Chemical Nanoscale Sensors

    by Ferdinand Gasparyan, pp.72-84

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10.Catechol Biosensor Based on Gold Nanoparticle Modified Tetrabutylammoniumtetrafluoroborate Doped Polythiophene Films

    by Suman Singh, S. Praveen Kumar, D. V. S. Jain, M. L. Singla, pp.85-101

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11.Electromechanical TiO2 Nanogenerators

    by Valerio Dallacasa, Filippo Dallacasa, pp.102-112

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12.Lead Oxide- PbO Humidity Sensor

     by Sk. KhadeerPasha, K. Chidambaram, L. John Kennedy, J. JudithVijaya, pp.113-119

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13.Ammonia Gas Sensing Properties of Nanocrystalline Zn1-xCuxFe2O4 Doped with Noble Metal

     by S. V. Jagtap, A. V. Kadu, N. N. Gedam and G. N. Chaudhari, pp.120-127

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14.LPG and NH3 Sensing Properties of SnO2 Thick Film Resistors Prepared by Screen Printing Technique

    by A. S. Garde, pp.128-142

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


15.Effect of Ni Doping on Gas Sensing Performance of ZnO Thick Film Resistor

    by M. K. Deore, V. B. Gaikwad, R. L. Patil, N. K. Pawar, S. D. Shinde, G. H. Jain, pp.143-157

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


16.Fabrication and Analysis of Tapered Tip Silicon Microneedles for MEMS based Drug Delivery System

    by Muhammad Waseem Ashraf, Shahzadi Tayyaba, Nitin Afzulpurkar, Asim Nisar, pp. 158-173

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]





17.Design and Development of an Automatic Level Crossing Monitoring System Using Wireless Sensor Network in West Central Railway Zone

     by Alka Dubey, Ashish Verma, Vol. 118, Issue 7, July 2010, pp. 156-163

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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  • New issue of Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol.122, Issue 11, November 2010 is in the DIGEST section with products news

  • Data Acquisition for Sensor Systems - a new book, ideal for use by a wide range of readers; for scientists and engineers of any discipline who wish to use data acquisition

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Publisher: Springer

Paperback: 344 pages

Pubdate: 2 November 2010

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Bullet The 2nd International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES 2011): Call for Paper


     August 21-27, 2011 - French Riviera, France



Most of the sensor-oriented research and industry initiatives are focusing on sensor networks, data security, exchange protocols, energy optimization, and features related to intermittent connections. Recently, the concept of Internet-of-things gathers attention, especially when integrating IPv4 and IIPv6 networks. The followup and complementing event SENSORDEVICES 2011, The Second International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications, initiates a series of events focusing on sensor devices themselves, the technology-capturing style of sensors, special technologies, signal control and interfaces, and particularly sensors-oriented applications.  The evolution of the nano-and microtechnologies, nanomaterials, and the new business services make the sensor device industry and research on sensor-themselves very challenging.


We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.


Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.


The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.


All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.


Sensor Devices

  • Movement sensors (acceleration, rotation, speed, inclination, torque, vibrations, resonance)

  • Atmosphere sensors (gas, oxygen, temperature, moisture, vacuum, pressure, wind)

  • Position sensors (displacement, position, proximity, level, gap)

  • Liquid sensors (flow, moisture, humidity, pH, pressure)

  • Sound sensors (acoustic, ultrasonic, resonance)

  • Technology-oriented sensors (nanosensors, optical, chemical, magnetic, biosensors)

Ultrasonic and Piezosensors

  • Design

  • Technologies

  • Signal conditioning

  • Applications


  • Photonics-based sensors

  • Optoelectronics

  • Photonics-based metrology and instrumentation

  • Photonic integrated circuits

  • Opto-electro-mechanical sensors and systems


  • Infrared sensing

  • Passive infrared sensors

  • Infrared proximity sensors

  • Infrared temperature sensors

  • Infrared motion sensors

  • Infrared sonics

  • Pyroelectric infrared


  • Geosensor networks

  • Monitoring geographic space change

  • Tracking moving objects

  • Spatiotemporal sensors

  • Motion imagery records and analysis

  • Geovisualization

  • Application of geosensor networks

Sensor Device Technologies

  • Energy harvesting for autonomous sensors

  • Smart sensors

  • Embedded sensors

  • Nanomaterials for sensors

  • Nanowire sensors

  • Nanoparticule-based technologies

  • Ultrasonic technologies

  • Film-bases sensors

  • Resonant systems

  • Optical interferometry

  • Micro-and nanofabrication

  • Coating materials

Sensors Signal Conditioning and Interfacing Circuits

  • Direct sensor-to-microcontroller interfacing

  • ASICs and ICs for sensors

  • Signal conditioning

  • Signal processing

  • Sensors buses and interfaces

  • Multi-sensor signal conditioning and sensor arrays

  • Smart sensor interfaces

  • Digital and analog sensor interfaces

  • Universal sensors and transducers interface

Medical Devices and Sensors Applications

  • Design and technologies for medical devices and sensors

  • Specialized sensors: EEG, ECG, accelerometers, pressure sensors, temperature sensors

  • Body sensors

Sensors Domain-oriented Devices, Technologies, and Applications

  • Environmental sensors

  • Bridges and civil construction sensors

  • Security sensors

  • Surveillance sensors

  • Space sensors

  • Image sensors

Sensor-based Localization and Tracking Technologies

  • Distributed and cooperative methods for ad hoc sensor networks

  • Measurement techniques (RSS, TOA, TDOA, etc.)

  • Indoor/outdoor localization and tracking

  • Localization and tracking using satellites (GPS, Galileo)

  • Radars

  • Remote sensing




Submission (full paper): March 23, 2011

Notification:                  April 30, 2011

Registration:                 May 15, 2011

Camera ready:              May 22, 2011


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Bullet Sensors Market in Medical Applications



LONDON – 17 November 2010 – The sensors market in medical applications is poised to see rapid growth, driven by the constant demand for better and improved healthcare, sensors’ rising importance in almost all medical devices, further developments in sensor technology and newer medical applications for sensors.


New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.sensors.frost.com) Sensors Market in Medical Applications, finds that the market earned revenues of $6,051.8 million in 2009 and estimates this to reach $12,445.6 million in 2016. The following sensors are covered in this research: pressure, temperature, flow, accelerometer, bio, encoders, SQUID and image sensors.


Rising healthcare costs, aging population and the need for medical diagnosis and treatment in developing and underdeveloped regions are driving the sensors market in medical applications. In addition, various world economies are expected to continue to drive trends in the sensors market in medical applications, both from a growth perspective and technology/product advancement perspective.


“Sensors are playing an important role in enhancing safety and improving the quality of life in the healthcare arena,” notes Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst V. Sankaranarayanan. “Sensors’ advancements in inherent accuracy, intelligence, capability, reliability, small size and low power consumption are expanding their use in medical applications.”


Sensors can increase the intelligence of life-supporting implants. They can be used in new types of monitoring applications to support a better quality of life for patients. In addition, the sensors can be employed for identifying advanced symptoms and preventing serious illnesses, where possible.


The slower rate of penetration of advanced medical systems in developing regions remains a key constraint for the market.


“The penetration of most advanced products and technologies in developing and underdeveloped regions is always slower compared to the West,” explains Sankaranarayan. “This applies for the medical sensors market as well.”


Educating end users and creating awareness about the benefits and role of advanced sensors in preventing illness and saving lives can boost the penetration rate. In addition, as the prices of advanced medical sensors are reduced and affordable, their penetration rate is set to increase in developing and underdeveloped regions.


If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail to Joanna Lewandowska, Corporate Communications, at joanna.lewandowska@frost.com, with your full name, company name, title, and contact details.


Sensors Market in Medical Applications is part of the Sensors & Instrumentation Growth Partnership Services programme, which also includes research in the following markets: Sensors in HEV/EV Applications and, Sensors Outlook – Europe. All research included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trend that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.


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Contact: Joanna Lewandowska Corporate Communications – Europe

Tel.: +48 22 390 41 46

E-mail: joanna.lewandowska@frost.com


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