2016 Top Technologies in Sensors and Instrumentation
Sensor technology has been the key enabler for various applications related to automation, monitoring, and testing. Developments in sensors have always been geared at addressing industry-specific challenges. Sensors are enabling next-generation consumer-centric applications. Information collection is the key in realizing the concept of Internet of Things (IoT).
The technology and innovation report covers the top 10 sensor and instrumentation technologies that will have highest impact in the near- and medium-term. Key technologies in the cluster were evaluated to arrive at the top 10 technologies for 2016. The technologies were selected after critical evaluation of an exhaustive list of technologies using TechVision's proprietary selection methodology. The report assesses technologies from various aspects such as patents, funding, applications, megatrend impact, disruptiveness and market potential. The top 10 technologies covered in this report are commercial drones, biosensors, next gen RTLS, terahertz sensing, smart haptics, energy harvesting, thermography, sensor fusion, high resolution CMOS image sensors, and nanosensors.
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