Impact


Custom sensor development

Off-the-shelf sensors span a huge range of functions and price points, but circumstances often demand a new type of measurement or manufacturing approach.

Our custom sensor development covers everything from high-reliability sensing for ultra-harsh environments to low-cost, low-power consumer devices.  

Diverse technologies

With a broad range of expertise and an impartial, technology agnostic approach, we work across the whole spectrum of sensing, selecting the optimum solution for the challenge at hand. Our work in the sensing space includes physical modelling (computational flow dynamics and finite element), analysis for new sensing principles and developing innovative machine vision and machine learning systems for robotics, agriculture and industry

High-performance, low-cost sensors

The availability of cheap yet powerful microcontrollers and GPUs has enabled much more value to be derived from commodity parts such as CMOS cameras, accelerometers and magnetic sensors.

Through value engineering of established designs, and by using novel DSP algorithms to extract more data, we are able to deliver huge leaps forward in performance while reducing costs. 

Experience


Classical to cutting-edge

Our sensing experience spans classical physics and electronics through to the latest deep learning techniques. This is underpinned by a keen understanding of the physical and commercial fundamentals that make finished products competitive and efficient.

Our sensing expertise is spread across our Boston, MA and Cambridge, UK offices. While our Boston team has particularly strong mechatronic skills, our Cambridge team leads the way in algorithms and large system integration. 

Tech, tools & facilities


Chemistry Labs
 

Chemistry labs

Our chemistry labs provide dedicated facilities for industrial, consumer, food chemistry and fluidics research and development. Our microfluidics lab features specialist equipment including our Plant Design Management System (PDMS), Spraytec laser diffraction droplet size analyser and Matersizer particle size analyser. Meanwhile, our beverage lab and wet and dry labs cater for the unique requirements of rapid food-safe prototype development.

Food & beverage lab
 

Food & beverage lab

Specifically set up to meet the unique requirements of developing food- and beverage-safe systems, our dedicated lab means we have the necessary procedures and equipment in place to design and test new products in-house. Quantitative and scientific testing is fundamental to our science-led innovation approach, but ultimately taste tests are always needed. This is our only lab where the consumption of food and drink is not just allowed but essential!

Electronic production
 

Electronic production

Our flexible, responsive and agile manufacturing facilities are ideally suited to electronic and electromechanical product builds, enabling us to very quickly set up short product runs built to an extremely high quality. We can build our own PCBAs using industrial representative equipment and ensure manufacture-ability during design. Having our own EPD facility is also extremely helpful in development, driving out DfX activities in eCAD, and feeding test results back into the design process from an early stage.

Optics labs
 

Optics labs

Our suite optics labs enable us to build complex and high-precision optical layouts, typically for testing prototype designs and novel techniques prior to deployment. Featuring six high-spec optical benches with configurable interlocked controlled areas for high-power (class 4) laser work and specialist facilities for interferometry, spectroscopy, low-noise fluorescence imaging and photon counting. This space can be split into separate laser-controlled areas, allowing multiple experiments to run simultaneously, giving our optical engineers the capability to develop creative solutions without instrumentation restrictions.

Prototyping workshops
 

プロトタイプ生産工場

プロトタイプ生産工場(電子基板・メカ)では、アイデアを実現し、製品価値を説得力をもって実証するプロトタイプを生産しています。試作品は、ISO 9001、ISO 13485、およびISO 14001規制に準拠した極めて高い品質基準を維持しています。最新のCNCおよびフライス盤、旋盤、溶接ギア、ワイヤーハーネス、ケーブルアセンブリツールを使用することにより素早くパーツを製造し、検証作業やユーザートライアル用向けに実物大で動作可能なプロトタイプを組み立てることができます。

Software tools
 

Software tools

We use a range of specialist software for model-based design and simulation. These include MathWorks Matlab and Simulink (including automated code generation and GPU acceleration), dSPACE for model based design, hardware in the loop testing and development of mechatronic systems, and CFD solutions including COMSOL Multiphysics for multiphase flow simulation. Finite element packages like ANSYS Maxwell and HFSS, CST Studio and Microwave Office are used for full-wave, transmission line and magnetostatic simulation. We also employ a dedicated compute cluster for machine learning, neural network training and continuous verification.

Case studies


Axsis
Case study

コンセプト - 超小型手術支援ロボット“AXSIS”

Axsisは高度な知能を備えたロボット設計の可能性を実証しています。そのロボットは既存のシステムよりも大幅に小型化しながらも飛躍的に機能性が増しています。

News & insights


Whitepaper

患者モニタリングシステムの未来

19th November 2019

患者管理にはモニタリングが不可欠です。モニタリングで得られる断続的かつ継続的な情報は、様々な用途で使用されます。病態を明確にしたり、治療方法を患者さんや関係者に説明したり、その後の治療が順調かどうか判断したりすることができます。

  • 機械学習&AI
  • コネクティビティ&IoT
  • デジタルヘルス
  • デジタルセキュリティー
  • デジタルサービス
  • ヒューマンファクター
  • 製品の実現
  • センシング
  • サービスデザイン
  • ユーザーエクスペリエンス
Opinion

AIを活用した産業用IoTへの道のり

15th May 2020

データ・AI・IoTは、多くの産業で大きなメリットをもたらしますが、ビジネスにおいて、どこで、またどのように価値を最大化できるのでしょうか。

  • 機械学習&AI
  • クラウド/スケーラビリティ
  • コネクティビティ&IoT
  • デジタルサービス
Press release

Verumを発表:医療提供を新たにするプラットフォーム

27th March 2019

Verumは、遠隔で患者を監視し、AIを活用した病状予測を提供します。ストレスによる影響をなくすことで、臨床試験の効率性を切り開きます。

Press release

Mamut:アグリテック分野の自律型ロボット

26th March 2019

Mamutは農地を調査し、作物の健康と収穫高の詳細情報を大量に収集します。データ収集を自動化することで、Mamutは食物生産を新たに効率化し、生産者は収穫高を予測し、最適化することができます。

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