Hoffmann + Krippner has been developing the product line of connected devices for three years. This division focuses on connected sensors, input systems and industrial electronics with cloud platforms and enterprise software. Mobile communication technology was set at an early stage as the path for data transmission – the LTE-M and NB-IoT energy-saving and data-saving options as well as LoRa (Long Range Wireless) and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) options in addition to the 2G, 3G and LTE standards.
In automotive manufacturing, vehicles are leak-tested during the assembly process. These water ingress detection tests are usually performed by hand and involve a major effort. Schreiner ProTech has developed an alternative—the ((rfid))-DistaFerr WetDetect—that is easy to use and therefore reduces time and costs.
A French-Swiss consortium is conducting exploratory research to develop a “smart bra” for detecting breast cancer. It wants to leverage technological progress to offer a more accessible diagnostic method than mammography. This initiative – that involves five partners – is supported in France by the FEDER (European fund for regional development) and in Switzerland by the Confederation and the canton of Neuchâtel within the framework of the European programme for regional cooperation Interreg France-Switzerland.