The Internet Of Materials
Smart materials will deliver a revolution in the development of smart cities, smart mobility, and smart infrastructure.
New “smart” materials that sense and communicate pressure, temperature, moisture and movement will become omnipresent. These new materials being developed by Imagine are also spatially aware and able to locate where data comes from.
Graphene is the epicentre of convergence between materials and electronics. Imagine has developed new surface sensing systems and algorithms that capture data from materials, and deliver “intelligence” into an IoT world.
The functionality of smart materials is not confined to specific points. Sensing is achieved across the whole of the material, enabling information to be gleaned from every point in the surface.
Traditional sensing technology leads to a trade off between individual sensor cost, the ability to provide access to power, the scale of the materials, the cost of servicing the sensors, and real time data. With smart materials the whole area of the material is a sensor.
Whole roads can be sensors. The body of an aircraft can itself be a sensor.
Imagine uses graphene to create smart materials that sense and report real-time changes in stress, temperature and moisture.
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