Capacitive Sensor Breaks Ground In Embedded Tech

by Mat Dirjish

A 2023 CES Innovation Awards honoree in the Embedded Technology category, Somalytics’ patent-pending SomaCap is a carbon nanotube (CNT) based paper composite capacitive sensor that can feel human presence at distances up to 200 mm. According to Somalytics, this makes the sensor desirable for companies and developers of human-machine interfaces, wellness monitoring, and safety applications.

Consumer Technology Association recognized Somalytics Inc. as a 2023 CES Innovation Awards honoree in the Embedded Technology category for SomaCap.

As per the company, SomaCap delivers greater sensitivity in a smaller size and at a lower cost than comparable sensor technologies. They have unique properties that enable IoT and human experiences in unique ways. The nanotechnology-infused paper capacitive sensors range in size from 1 mm to 11 mm and are as thin as a human hair.

Barbara Barclay, CEO of Somalytics, said, “Our new capacitive sensors will help usher in an entirely new era of capacitive sensor technology that has the potential to not only transform eye tracking but also deliver on the full promise of the Internet of Things that has perhaps not yet fully realized.”

In August, Somalytics closed a seed funding round of $1.9 million to launch mass production and develop concepts for consumer tech product development. For more details, visit the Somalytics website.

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