Data from Smart Materials
Smart materials are the next revolution in both materials and electronics. Smart materials respond to touch, pressure, temperature, moisture and movement. They are also spatially aware, able to locate where readings are coming from.
Graphene is enabling the convergence of materials and electronics. Imagine IM has developed new sensing systems and algorithms that are able to draw data from its conductive materials, making them smart.
The functionality of smart materials is not confined to defined points. Sensing is achieved across the whole of the material. Current sensing technology leads to a trade off between the cost of sensors, distributed throughout the material, and the data required for actionable insights. With smart materials the whole area that the material covers behaves as a sensor. Whole roads can be sensors. The body of an aircraft can itself be a sensor. A whole garment can be a sensor, not requiring a wearable device.
Imagine IM uses graphene to create smart materials that sense and report real-time changes in stress, temperature and moisture.