Sensor Driven was formed in 2017 to commercialise a new, patented, self-energising detector technology, developed at the University of Bristol.
Our detector chips use picowatts of power from the output of transducers to trigger the detection, thereby removing the need for a power supply during monitoring. As a result, batteries are only used when events are detected, in order to analyse the event, and to store or wirelessly transmit information. These novel semiconductor detectors use sub-threshold operation to achieve unmatched energy efficiency for continuous monitoring of events.
We have developed circuits that permit the use of active and passive sensors and transducers. Wake-up can be initiated via a wide range of parameters, including temperature, wetness, sound, shock, motion, RF, and light.