Curated Sensors News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the Sensors conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Lidar sensors are about to become a mainstream car feature (01-02-2020)
Bosch is finally making LiDAR sensors for autonomous cars (01-02-2020)
Sony can't build smartphone camera sensors fast enough (12-25-2019)
MyMilk Labs launches Mylee, a small sensor that analyzes breast milk at home (10-02-2019)
The future of tracing is open (09-11-2019)
Enhancing Data Privacy in Healthcare with Automated Data Governance (08-30-2019)
Who's Really Running Your Industrial IoT Project? (08-27-2019)
Google Open (08-22-2019)
Porsche invests in low visibility sensor startup TriEye (08-21-2019)
New wristband could predict aggressive outbursts in people with autism (08-21-2019)
Waymo releases a self (08-21-2019)
Ownership, evictions, and violations: an overview of housing data use cases (08-20-2019)
After data incidents, Instagram expands its bug bounty (08-19-2019)
On (08-19-2019)
Flexible stick (08-16-2019)
Sticker sensor monitors your body using wireless power (08-16-2019)
Exoskeleton shorts that amplify running and walking (08-16-2019)
Smart ovens have been turning on overnight and preheating to 400 degrees (08-14-2019)
Side (08-14-2019)
TensorFlow 2.0: Dynamic, Readable, and Highly Extended (08-14-2019)
Off (01-30-2019)
IoT Applications of Popular Sensors (01-14-2019)
This sensor will alert your Airbnb host if it thinks youre having a party (10-29-2018)
Securing Industrial IoT Sensors, Part 2: Trusted Software Stack (08-30-2018)
Amazon is quietly doubling down on cryptographic security (08-30-2018)
The Smart Transition: An Opportunity for a Sensor (08-28-2018)
The Boring Company proposes hyperloop to Dodger Stadium (08-16-2018)
How Sensor Technology Is Revolutionizing Healthcare (08-16-2018)
Security Sensor Tutorial Using PIR Sensor and ESP8266 (07-12-2018)
Cheap, Portable Sensors Are Democratizing Air (07-11-2018)
Double duty: Utah puts sensors on public transit to monitor air quality (07-06-2018)
Anomaly Detection in Mobile Sensor Data Using ML (02-22-2018)
Sensor Fusion Annotation autonomous vehicle API launches (02-16-2018)
Sensor Fusion Annotation API Ready For LiDAR & Radar (02-15-2018)
Ingestible gut sensors reveal potential new immune system (01-10-2018)
AT&T's new 'smart city' sensors will monitor bridges to make sure they're safe (01-09-2018)
Volvo reduces autonomous driving tests to find the right sensors (12-15-2017)
Vivo will bake fingerprint sensors right into its phone displays (12-14-2017)
The home awareness smart sensor aiming to solve real problems (11-07-2017)
Tactile soft sensor can turn anything into a controller (10-23-2017)
Edible sensor can measure your gut from within (10-11-2017)
Researchers develop digestible sensors for monitoring the gastrointestinal tract (10-10-2017)
New Automotive (10-10-2017)
Logitechs MX speakers have motion (08-31-2017)
Advantech Launches Dual (08-24-2017)
How RFID tags became trendy (08-22-2017)
Kano's Motion Sensor Kit: gesture controls, for kids! (08-18-2017)
Kinect to Gestures with Project Prague (08-10-2017)
JavaScript for Microcontrollers and IoT: Building a Sensor Hub (07-19-2017)
Vayyar launches 3D sensors that give self (07-13-2017)
Soft Sensors Might Make Wearables Actually Wearable (07-13-2017)
These stretchy, durable sensors could be woven right into clothing (07-12-2017)
Fitbit faces ill (07-11-2017)
Smart Sensors and IOT: Lining Up the Pros and Cons (07-10-2017)
Visualizing Smog Sensor Data with the help of Vert.x, Prometheus, and Grafana (07-06-2017)
Soil Moisture Sensor Example Project (05-11-2017)
The Race for Sensors to Supply Big Data and Enterprise Mobility (04-15-2017)
Apple 'Secretly' Developing Sensors to Monitor Diabetes (04-13-2017)
Q&A: Monnit CEO On Why The Sensor Manufacturer Is Banking On Industrial IoT -- And Why Partners Should Too (04-13-2017)
Cloud API simplifies orchestration of wireless sensor networks (04-10-2017)
Building a Web-Based Sensor App With a Raspberry Pi 3 and the Azure IoT Hub (04-06-2017)
Nanochip Gas Sensors Promise Personal Air Quality Monitors in our Pockets (03-24-2017)
This sensory wearable is designed for flirting (03-24-2017)
Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness' (03-23-2017)
Sound Waves Used to Hack Common Data Sensors (03-16-2017)
Sensaphone Vibration Sensor Helps to Prevent Water Treatment Equipment Failure (03-06-2017)
How iBeacons could help blind people navigate roadworks (02-23-2017)
MIR Space Station Toru Docking Sensor Control Panel (02-22-2017)
Sensor tags track a day in the life of a bumble bee (02-21-2017)
Sensors | Free Full-Text | Remote Sensing of Urban Microclimate Change... (02-19-2017)
Flexible, Sensitive Sensors from Silly Putty and Graphene (12-18-2016)
Fingerprint Cards sensor in new Oppo smartphones (10-19-2016)
Making sense of making a sensor (10-18-2016)
How to feed the world with sensors, data and local production (10-03-2016)
Aura rethinks the digital picture frame with smarter software, sensors & gesture control (09-30-2016)
DIY Handbag with UV sensors #WearableWednesday (09-28-2016)
HERE first to unveil services from sensor data of multiple car brands (09-22-2016)
Hortonworks: Using Machine and Sensor Data to Proactively Maintain Public Infrastructure (09-22-2016)
Waze launches Bluetooth beacons to avoid tunnel blackouts (09-21-2016)
Can AI and Sensors Power the Next Generation of Traffic Lights? (09-16-2016)
Make Your Own PIR Motion Sensor (09-03-2016)
Inuit Are Embedding Sensors in the Ice Because It's Getting Dangerously Thin (09-02-2016)
Peanuts with a purpose: unveils new smart sensors at IFA (09-02-2016)
Home Automation: Playing With IoT, Temperature Sensors, Fans, and Telegram Bots (08-31-2016)
Solar-powered Weather Station Has the Complete Suite of Sensors (08-17-2016)
How Jawbone uses wearable sensor data to drive habit change (08-11-2016)
Security of seismic sensor grid probed (08-06-2016)
Philips might finally release a motion detector for Hue lights (08-05-2016)
IR obstacle sensor with Arduino (06-28-2016)
A Flying UAV Drone Full of Sensors (06-12-2016)
World's smallest ToF ranging sensor offers 2m range (06-05-2016)
Prototyping a Cheap IoT Sensor in Lua (05-31-2016)
Cybersecurity Architecture: All About Sensors (05-24-2016)
Raspberry Pi, Logs and Iot ? Sending Pi Log and Sensor Data to Logentries (05-17-2016)
A Pico-Based Platform for ESProto Sensors (05-02-2016)
5 Monetization Strategies for Beacon Vendors (04-18-2016)
Sensor tech isn?t yet ready to power the ?wearable Internet? (04-03-2016)
Get smart with Bluetooth Low Energy and iBeacon Trigger (03-31-2016)
CrowdSignals Aims to Create a Marketplace for Smartphone Sensor Data (03-22-2016)
Meet the smart sensor which stops porch package thieves in their tracks (03-09-2016)
The Buzz on Beacons: Introducing the Latest Festival Technology (02-25-2016)
Here's How Sensors are Going to Change Everything (02-12-2016)
Sanjit Biswas on industrial sensors (02-12-2016)
The Sensor-1 Allows You To Put A Tripwire Anywhere (02-11-2016)
Synaptics and Valeo unveil tech for sensing force and touch in automobiles (02-01-2016)
Emerging Tech: Bluetooth Beacons and the DPLA (01-29-2016)
Smart Sensors for IoT Data (01-22-2016)
The IoT, retail and beacons: how they all tie together (01-21-2016)
Tiny sensor monitors brain, then melts away (01-21-2016)
The IoT, retail and beacons: how they all tie together (01-20-2016)
I?ll Bet You Can?t Design This: A Human Sensation Transferal Using Sensors (01-18-2016)
Rite Aid deploys proximity beacons in more than 4,500 US stores (01-18-2016)
Ford Tripling Autonomous Vehicle Development Fleet, Accelerating On-Road Testing of Sensors and Software (01-05-2016)
Will businesses of the future trade on the past? - Future of work (12-03-2015)
3D Printing Sensors onto Aerospace Components (11-27-2015)
All About Beacons, iBeacons and Eddystone Beacons (11-06-2015)
Splunking Sensor Data with Arduino and HTTP Event Collector (10-23-2015)
This ?sensor? lets your cells detect electric fields (10-22-2015)
US Open App Serves up Beacon and Location-Targeted Messages (10-22-2015)
IBM Watson to help Triax sensor measure head injuriesMedCity News (10-21-2015)
Wearable Sensors Could Translate Sign Language Into English (10-17-2015)
Three technologies to drive business (10-12-2015)
Build a Sensor Network Around a Weather Station (08-24-2015)
Beacons, the Internet of things, and more: Coffee with Timothy Jordan (08-22-2015)
Depth sensor could bring Kinect games outdoors (08-11-2015)
iBeacon 101: Smarter iBeacons with Swift (08-11-2015)
The Privacy Implications of Mobile Sensor Networks (06-26-2015)
OGC Requests Community Input on OGC SensorThings API Standard (06-24-2015)
Sense360 Launches Developer Platform to Unlock Mobile Sensor Data (06-23-2015)
Building a Raspberry Pi Motion Sensor with Realtime Alerts (06-16-2015)
Facebook is giving out free beacons to compete against Yelp and Foursqure (06-10-2015)
Beacosystem evolution, hurdles, and resources (06-05-2015)
Hacking with JavaScript: Tessel Gesture Sensor Driver (06-04-2015)
Using Edison: Securely connect IoT Sensor to the Internet with MQTT (05-21-2015)
Sending RFID Events in Realtime w/ Tessel RFID Module (05-19-2015)
Can Beacons Enable Payments Or Not? (05-12-2015)
Proximity Payments ? Beacon Technology For Retailers (04-27-2015)
Bits Blog: The Sensor-Rich, Data-Scooping Future (04-26-2015)
Building an Android Beacon (Android iBeacon Tutorial Overview) [1/3] (04-14-2015)
The internet of things: Of sensors and sensibility (04-10-2015)
The internet of things: Of sensors and sensibility | The Economist (04-10-2015)
What are iBeacons? (04-08-2015)
IoT Sensors, Tactile Feedback, iPhones and Digital Transformation (04-06-2015)
Measuring Alcohol Content With Time of Flight Sensors (03-29-2015)
Constructech ? Trimble Introduces ThingMagic Nano (03-26-2015)
Sensors Embedded into 3D Printed Casts and Braces Will Track Patients Progress (03-24-2015)
Tiny motion module aims at Internet of Things-Consumer Electronics-EDN... (03-22-2015) IoT Sensors Extend Our Physical Senses Beyond Our Physical Reach (03-19-2015)
New Part Day: Time Of Flight Sensors (02-18-2015)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Featured Sensors Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

Google Beacons

Give your users better location and proximity experiences by providing a strong context signal for their devices in the form of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons with Eddystone, the open beacon format from Google. The Google beacon platform enables you to manage your beacons remotely, integrate with Google services and help users devices to discover content and functionality across Android, native apps and the web.

  • Blog - The blog for the Google Beacons platform.
  • Dashboard - The dashboard for the Google Beacons platform.
  • Developer - The developer for the Google Beacons platform.
  • Github - The github for the Google Beacons platform.
  • Github - The github for the Google Beacons platform.
  • Twitter - The twitter for the Google Beacons platform.
  • Website - The website for the Google Beacons platform.

Google Proximity Beacon

  • Activate Beacon
  • Add Attachment
  • Deactivate Beacon
  • Decomission Beacon
  • Delete Attachment
  • Delete Attachments
  • Delete Beacon
  • Get Attachments
  • Get Beacon
  • Get Beacon Parameters
  • Get Diagnostics
  • Get Namespace
  • Get Observed Beacon Info
  • Register Beacon
  • Search Beacons
  • Update Beacon
  • Update Namespace

Other Sensors Companies and Organizations

These are additional companies who have APIs, but do not have as much detaila nd resources available to rank with the others.


Actility is the leader in low power wide area (LoRaWAN and 3GPP) network connectivity management for the Internet of Things: the ThingPark platform

BlueRadios, Inc.

Bluetooth 5.0 nRF52840 Low Energy module devices work for many medical applications. The Bluetooth wireless radio mounts directly into your products, converting them into Bluetooth-enabled wireless devices.

Cannabis Big Data

Cannabis Big Data connects to any data source, public or proprietary, to yield actionable insights that drive your business or organization needs.


Density is an integrated, elegant, and anonymous people counter. Measure occupancy across a network of spaces in real-time, from corporate offices to college campuses. Make people count.


FLIR is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras.



National Snow and Ice Data Center

NSIDC manages and distributes scientific data, creates tools for data access, supports data users, performs scientific research, and educates the public about the cryosphere.


PHD, Inc.

PHD designs and manufactures pneumatic, electric, and hydraulic actuators including cylinders, clamps, grippers, slides and more for industrial automation keeps track of interesting images and alert you when something happens. Were starting off with basic motion detection. We keep the images around and organize them by time and day. Well send you an email or a text message if youd like when ...


ThingSpeak is the open IoT platform with MATLAB analytics.


Connect, Develop, and Deploy IoT Applications with Ubidots Intuative IoT Development Platform

VIMOC Technologies

The Landscape-Computing infrastructure provides Infrastructure Service Providers a robust and scalable computing platform to deliver a new generation of applications, and provides city officials, businesses and the public not only sensory intelligence but flexible computing resources to correlate specific sensory data with inputs from a wide variety of additional sensors. This is provided through a dynamic, scalable API that facilitates access to sensory data, with in-built statistical analysis, and a framework for distributing workloads for processing via the novel distributed computing architecture offered by the VIMOC Landscape-Computing infrastructure.


Xively delivers an enterprise IoT platform to help accelerate your connected product or service.

Sensors Tooling

These are the open source tooling that I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of tool_anizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

Industry Tag Cloud

This set of tags represent this industry, pulled from the website and marketing materials available for each of the companies listed.

+EDRAccountingActuatorActuatorsAgricultureAirAnalyticsAntennaAntennasAPI Service ProviderBC02BC03BC04BC05BeaconsBluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.2Bluetooth AdapterBluetooth LanBluetooth Low EnergyBluetooth ModemsBluetooth ModulesBluetooth RadiosBluetooth StacksBluetooth WirelessBT Low EnergyBuildingsCamerasCannabisClampClampsClass1Class2ComponentsCSRCylinderCylindersDataData ModemsData RadiosData TransceiverDevicesDronesElectricEmbedded RadiosEnergyEscapementEscapementsFTPGeolocationGripperGrippersGrow RecordsHas APIHave OpenAPIHydraulicImagingIndustrialInternet Of ThingsISPLinearLow EnergyLPWANMitsumiMulti-motionNetworksNo API DefinitionNRF52840OBEXOPPPANParkingPneumaticPoint Of SaleProductsProgrammingPrototypeRelative DataRFRotarySecuritySensorsService APISlideSlidesSocialStampingSurveillanceSwitchSwitchesSystem ManagementTelecommunicationsThingsUltra Wide BandUSBUWBWaterWeatherWebcamsWIBREEWifiWireless LAN GatewaysWMLWML-C40AHWML-C40NHWML-C46AHRZigbee

They reflect the intent of these platforms, helping people understand what is aavailable for integration into applications.