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
 

Prototyping workshops

Our electronic and mechanical prototyping workshops allow us to produce technically credible prototypes that bring ideas to life and offer a powerful demonstration of their value. All while maintaining extremely high standards of quality that conform to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 regulations. Using the latest CNC and milling machines, lathes, welding gear and wire harness and cable assembly tools, we are able to produce parts very quickly and assemble full-scale working prototypes for testing and consumer trials.

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.

News & insights


Press release

인간 손 섬세함 닮은 로봇 ‘행크’ 공개

16th May 2019

행크는 인간의 손가락처럼 정교한 감각과 감각체계를 지닌 공압식 로봇 입니다. 올바른 압력을 사용하여 섬세한 물체를 잡을 수있는 인간의 능력을 흉내 낼 수 있습니다.

Press release

헬스케어 관리 방식을 새롭게 바꿀 신개념 플랫폼 베럼(Verum) 출시

8th January 2019

베럼(Verum)은 환자 상태를 원격 모니터링하고 인공 지능(AI) 기반의 질병 예측 서비스를 제공한다. 또한 스트레스 요인이 임상 시험에 미치는 영향을 제거함으로써 임상 시험의 효율성을 배가 시킬 수 있다.

Press release

캠브리지 컨설턴트, 스마트 농업 시대의 자율 로봇 ‘마무트(Mamut)’ 공개

25th March 2019

마무트(Mamut)은 작물 재배지를 탐구하여 방대한 양의 작문을 상태 및 수확량에 대한 세부적인 데이터를 수집합니다. 데이터 캡처를 자동화함으로써 마무트 (Mamut)은 작물 생산에 새로운 효율성을 가져다 줄 것이며 재배자는 수익률을 예측하고 최적화 할 수 있습니다.

Press release

리플렉션(Reflexion): 애플리케이션 컨셉, 뷰티 테크의 다음 단계로 기술 향상

20th February 2019

양방향산란분포함수(Bidirectional Scatter Distribution Function, 이하 BSDF)를 이용한 세계 최초 피부 정밀 분석 앱이 연구소에서 진행한 수준의 피부 정밀 분석을 제공한다. 리플렉션은 피부의 “광택도”를 측정하여 개인 맞춤형 뷰티 제품을 추천한다. 

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