The majority of sensors have not yet been adapted into materials, hindering the development of portable sensing devices. Previous attempts to immobilise sensors into materials or onto surfaces have limitations – including diminished function due to changes in the sensor’s chemical structure, and significant leaching of the sensor from the material over time, causing unreliable measurements and preventing reuse of the sensor.
New problem solving technology
Experts at Loughborough University have developed a new robust material capable of encapsulating a range of sensors effectively, overcoming current limitations.
This new technology has the potential to address sensing needs across multiple markets, including:
+ Food and Water safety
+ Medical diagnostics
+ Security and defence