Sensory Technology - The Future of IoT
MIT creates a massive hub to unite experts to develop a new generation of sensors as well as sensing and measurement technologies.
18:01 24 May 2017
As part of the internet of things, smart sensors are expected to revolutionise both minor and major aspects of our society, MIT is now creating a 214,000 square-foot research facility to unite experts for the development of sensing and measurement technologies. On May 25-26, SENSE.nano will debut marking the first “center of excellence” powered by MIT.
Timothy Swager, the John D. MacArthur Professor at the Department of Chemistry, said: “There is a thing we do extremely well at MIT: We lock arms and make progress that is beyond the scope of any one researcher,”
“If you look at what’s happening with sensors, you’ll see that many different disciplines have to come together. Ubiquitous sensing has so many aspects — chemical, biological, physical, radiological,”
“With all this sensing research going on, we need a place to coordinate our synergies.”
A full-day symposium has been scheduled and will bring together experts that will discuss commercial and humanitarian needs, technical challenges, and the societal impact of ubiquitous sensor and sensing systems and thei impact on the Internet of Things (Iot)
Brian W. Anthony, a principal research engineer at MIT and director of the Advanced Manufacturing and Design program, who is coleading the new center, said: “Novel sensors and sensing systems will provide previously unimaginable insight into the condition of individuals and the built and natural worlds, positively impacting people, machines, and the environment,”