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Interlink Electronics, Inc. (Camarillo, California), a global provider of HMI sensors and IoT solutions, announced that it has quadrupled its output of components used in the making of lifesaving equipment in support of the relief effort against the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes Interlink's patented Ring Sensor, a touch-operated, wheel-shaped sensor used in non-invasive ventilators that assist COVID-19 patients experiencing respiratory distress. The sensors are designed to be operated by users wearing gloves, and can also withstand quick deep cleanings – both ideal features for any hospital or medical environment.

Sensirion has increased production during the ongoing coronavirus epidemic (photo: Sensirion)

Sensirion (Staefa, Switzerland), a leader for environmental and flow sensors, is ready to face the challenge posed by the current economic situation. The need for ventilators is on the rise across the globe. These are systems for which Sensirion provides the sensors. The company’s employees are following strict hygiene and safety measures and doing all they can to meet the increased demand for life-saving sensors.

Mock-up of an ingestible pill with prototype transceiver (photo: imec)

Imec (Leuven, Belgium), a leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, presented the first mm-scale wireless transceiver for smart insertable pills. It is a first breakthrough in imec’s aspiration to realise autonomous ingestible sensors that can measure health parameters such as gut health and transmit in real time the data outside the body.

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