This technology offer is a smart sensor that can detect liquid or non-liquid substances (presence and the levels of liquids within a container or vessel by using a combination of capacitive and resistive sensing. These sticker-like and tape-like printed sensors can be installed on the targeted area and allow the user to detect leaks before they can cause damage. The smart sensors can be customised based on the client’s requirements.
This technology can detect liquids and moisture either by measuring their level within a container or their presence on the sensors’ surface. The printed sensors are sticker- and tape-like: they are easy to be installed, ultra-thin and can be customized into different printed patterns for various events, such as the occurrence of a leak or the build-up of moisture. The sensors are connected to hardware that classifies these events and sends the results via LoRaWAN to a local gateway, and then uploads onto the cloud, notifying the user about the events.
The market for liquid leak and level sensing devices in smart buildings is large, which is at $0.9B and growing quickly as IoT adoption increases. This IP is attractive to the market as the novel form factor and wide variety of use cases make it widely applicable to many industries and customer types.