Strategic Research Area

Researchers at VRAC are dedicated to advancing the frontiers of sensor innovation across various domains, including biosensors, manufacturing, agriculture, environmental monitoring, and more. VRAC’s expertise extends to the exploration of novel materials such as graphene for sensor development. VRAC’s sensor research endeavors not only push the boundaries of sensor technology but also drive practical applications in fields ranging from healthcare and industry to environmental sustainability and autonomous systems. 

Example research:

Biosensors / wearables

  • Wearable sensors are devices designed to be worn on the body, typically integrated into clothing or accessories, and they play a pivotal role in monitoring various physiological parameters and activities.
  • Biosensors are specialized sensors that detect and analyze biological information, such as heart rate, body temperature, and blood glucose levels. In VRAC’s research endeavors, wearable sensors are seamlessly integrated into clothing or accessories to create smart wearables capable of continuously monitoring vital signs and physical activities. Biosensors within these wearables provide real-time data, enabling personalized healthcare, fitness tracking, and immersive experiences.
  • VRAC’s work in this domain extends to refining the accuracy and reliability of wearable and biosensors, as well as exploring innovative ways to interpret and utilize the collected data.

Manufacturing (3D printing, etc.)

  • VRAC’s sensor research extends into the realm of manufacturing, where innovative approaches, including graphene printing, are harnessed to produce advanced sensors. Graphene printing is a significant breakthrough in this domain, enabling the fabrication of sensors with exceptional sensitivity and responsiveness.

In-situ / in-field/ autonomous/ application specific

  • At VRAC, sensor research spans a wide spectrum, encompassing the development of in-situ, in-field, autonomous, and application-specific sensors. Researchers at VRAC are deeply engaged in advancing sensor technologies that can operate in real-world environments and specialized applications. These sensors are designed to provide real-time data collection and analysis, contributing to more informed decision-making in various domains. Applications include deploying in-situ sensors for environmental monitoring in remote or challenging terrains, creating autonomous sensors for industrial inspections, or crafting application-specific sensors for tasks ranging from healthcare to agriculture. These sensors are not only highly adaptable but also capable of reducing human intervention and improving efficiency and safety in a wide array of scenarios.