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Founded in Williston, Vermont, 1987, MicroStrain is a privately held corporation producing innovative wireless, micro-miniature displacement, orientation and strain sensor networks for the next generation of smart machines and structures. Our patented wireless sensing systems combine advanced, time-synchronized micro-power electronics with miniaturized vibration, strain, and solar energy harvesters. These systems are reliable, easy to install, and eliminate costly wiring and battery replacement.
25 Oct 2016

Vibration energy harvesting: Where is the money?

Energy harvesting is off-grid production of electricity where it is needed using ambient energy such as wind, tide and waves or just vibration.
15 Aug 2016

8Power Energy Harvesting: Electrodynamic, Electrostatic, Piezoelectric

Just two weeks since its creation, IDTechEx visited 8Power in the Cambridge University incubator Ideaspace West.
20 Nov 2014

Energy Harvesting & Storage and IoT Applications Awards USA 2014

The winners of the IDTechEx awards for Energy Harvesting & Storage and the Internet of Things were announced today on the opening day of the largest event IDTechEx has produced to date in California, which is estimated to have attracted over 2,500 attendees at the Santa Clara Convention Centre.
19 May 2014

Marlow Industries Inc

Marlow Industries, a subsidiary of II-VI Inc. is a leading manufacturer of solutions based on thermoelectric materials for a wide range of applications in a variety of vertical market segments.
13 Jun 2013

Energy harvesting returns to the forefront

2008 to 2010 saw huge enthusiasm and interest in the development of small energy harvesters.
10 Jan 2013

Piezoelectric energy harvesting: Developments, challenges, future

The days when piezoelectric energy harvesting was considered unreliable and had low power output are long gone. Hand in hand with the development of ultra low power electronics, energy harvesters have been drastically improving also.
28 Sep 2012

Consolidation and growth in RTLS and WSN

Recently there has been consolidation in the RTLS and WSN market, with acquisitions of companies such as Aeroscout, MicroStrain and Dust Networks.
4 Sep 2012

Lord Corporation signs agreement to acquire Microstrain Inc

MicroStrain, Inc. is pleased to announce it has agreed to the terms of a business acquisition of its assets by LORD Corporation.
10 Feb 2012

Energy harvesting for wireless sensors:1.6 million units 2011

In 2011 the market for energy harvesters reached US$700 million, with the majority of the value going into consumer electronic applications, where energy harvesters have been used for some time.
16 Nov 2011

Thermal, Solar, and Vibration Energy Harvesting Applications and System Solutions

MicroStrain, United States
10 Nov 2011

Energy harvesting markets

Next week the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA event will open in Boston to more than 350 attendees from 16 countries. Below are some of the highlights you should expect from the show.
27 Oct 2011

Wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting coming together

Zero power wireless sensors are now available, which bring together new low power wireless ICs with energy harvesters (which harvest energy from heat, light or motion, for example) and the appropriate form of energy storage and conditioning.
17 Aug 2011

NASA uses MicroStrain sensors to monitor vibroacoustic shock

MicroStrain Inc. provided NASA Kennedy Space Center with the wireless sensor technology to remotely monitor lift off acoustics and vibration generated during the launch of both Endeavour and Atlantis space shuttles.
23 Jun 2011

Keynote Presentations at IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN Europe

Keynote Presentations at IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN Europe, Munich, 21 June 2011.
27 May 2011

Short term challenges in the energy harvesting market

IDTechEx began exploring energy harvesting for small devices four years ago when it was obvious that conventional batteries were a dead end for many wireless sensor applications.
16 Feb 2011

Energy harvesting network

The Energy Harvesting Network held its first one-day dissemination event on 7th February 2011 at the IET, Savoy Place, London. The Network is EPSRC-funded, and is for academia, industry and end-users of energy harvesting technology.
14 Dec 2010

MicroStrain launches a new wireless sensing system

MicroStrain has introduced the extended range, synchronous wireless sensing system, combining breakthrough precision wireless time synchronization and enhanced system scalability accommodating hundreds of wireless sensor nodes with extended range communication.
16 Nov 2010

Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor System for Rotorcraft - Flight Tests

MicroStrain, United States
1 Oct 2010

Energy harvesting and wireless sensors ready for prime time

Energy harvesting is the conversion of ambient energy into electricity to drive small or mobile electronic and electrical devices. Wireless sensors are particularly in need of energy harvesting because they are increasingly deployed in numbers and locations where hard wiring or battery changing are impracticable. We are at an exciting stage with both because harvesting is becoming better and electronics is demanding less power -so they meet in the middle.
13 Sep 2010

Wireless Sensor Networks: Dream and Reality

At the IDTechEx joint event Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS USA and Energy Harvesting USA in Boston, Massachusetts November 16-17, many noteworthy advances will be announced for the first time.