SensNews Feb 2019

27 Sensor100 February 2019 Wood Replaces Plastic in New IoT Sensors Environmentally friendly sensors to change the future of electronics. Simon Fraser University and Swiss researchers are developing an eco-friendly 3D printed method for manufacturing wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors.A Wood-derived cellulose material replaces the plastics and polymeric materials current- ly used in electronics. "Our eco-friendly 3D printed cellulose sensors can wirelessly transmit data during their life, and then can be disposed of without concern of environmental contamina- tion," saysWoo Soo Kim, a professor in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineer- ing at SFU's Surrey campus. Interesting Engineering Science 14 February