Smart and Networked Sensors

Technology Map Detailed Contents January 2020

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Enabling Technologies for Sensor Systems
    • Smart Sensors
    • Sensor Fusion and Data Fusion
    • Sensor Networks and Communications
    • Energy Harvesting and Self-Powered Sensors
  • Sensing Principles
    • Piezoresistivity
    • Piezoelectricity
    • Capacitive Sensing
    • Magnetic-Field Sensing
    • Electrochemistry
    • Electronic Noses
    • Optical Sensing
    • Fingerprint-Authentication Sensors
    • Fiber-Optic Sensors
    • Quantum Sensors
  • Manufacturing Methods and Materials
    • Lithography
    • Deposition
    • Etching
    • Doping
    • Planarization
    • Thin-Film Technology
    • Alternative Sensor Substrate Materials
    • Three Dimensional Structures and Micromachines
    • Processes for Research, Prototyping, and Exotic Products
    • Nanotechnology
    • Metamaterials and Metasurfaces for Sensing

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
    • Device Portability
    • Automotive Industry
    • Health-Care Needs
    • Environmental Concern
    • Security and Safety
  • General Constraints
    • Development Cost
    • Technology-Led versus Market-Led Development
    • User Apathy
    • Privacy and Cybersecurity Concerns
    • Fabrication Challenges
  • Synergistic Technologies
    • Semiconductor Manufacturing
    • Thin- and Thick-Film Processing
    • Materials Science
    • Low-Power Electronics
    • Embedded Systems
    • Cloud Computing
    • 5G Networks
  • Competing Technologies
    • Human Observers and Decision Makers
    • Predictive Algorithms for Control Systems
    • Legacy Sensor Technologies
  • Required Resources
    • Access to Manufacturing
    • Design and Modeling
    • Distribution Partnerships
  • Regulatory Factors
    • Medical-Device Certifications
    • Environmental Protection
    • Vehicle Safety
    • Privacy

Areas to Monitor

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • AI-Enhanced Sensing
  • Alternate Sensor Materials
  • Automotive Demand
  • Biomedical Progress
  • Blockchains for Sensor-Network Data
  • Driverless Vehicles
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Government Funding and Initiatives
  • Internet of Things
  • Materials by Design
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Ownership and Use of Data
  • Portable Electronic Devices
  • Sensor Power
  • Sensors For Harsh Environments
  • Small Companies and Fabless Designs
  • Smart Spaces and Intelligence Zones
  • Surveillance, Privacy, and Security
  • Wearable Sensors
  • Wireless Sensors

Implications of Commercialization

  • Conditions That Vary Across Scenarios
  • Selected Scenarios and Their Implications
    • Infrastructure Transformation
    • Wearable Realities and Telepresence
    • Biomedical Augmentation
    • Life under a Microscope

Opportunities

  • Automotive Sensors
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Consumer Goods
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Health Care
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Safety, Security, and Access Control
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Building Automation And Climate Control
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Industrial Sensors
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Robotics and Advanced Automation
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Aerospace Sensors
    • Industry Structure
    • Commercial Opportunities
  • Smart Retailing

Updates

Viewpoints Features

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