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New revolutionary sensor links pressure to color change
April 30, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A high-resolution pressure sensor developed at the University of California, Riverside, indicates pressure by varying its color--it's a sensor that all of us can use with just our eyes. This sensor differs from commercially available pressure sensor films. The new technology produces a mosaic of easy-to-distinguish colors and has the benefit of higher contrast and resolution. It can potentially be used in many safety devices for revealing pressure distribution over even very complex surfaces.Full Story
University of California, Riverside
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