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Hardware Update: Improvements we have made to the SenoCorder and FAQ

How has the SenoCorder changed? In this article we are sharing the latest updates regarding our handheld device and answer most frequently asked questions.

Sascha Ullbrich
Sascha Ullbrich

Oct 15, 2023

We launched the SenoCorder 2.0 at our anniversary party in July 2022. We continuously work on improving our technology, and so the device has seen several changes since its launch 15 months ago. In this article we will update you on the latest improvements and answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our technology.

The latest changes we have made to the SenoCorder

  1. Measurements can be conducted even faster now, taking less than two seconds, and the results are available to you four times faster than they were a year ago.
  2. You can now take nearly three times as many measurements with one battery charge than you could a year ago. Rather than 300 measurements, you can now conduct 800 before having to charge your device.
  3. We have also implemented a magnetic closure into the lid, which prevents any wobbling or slipping when calibrating. The lid now holds rock solid and protects the sensor surface when the device is not in use.

David_working_on_the_SenoCorderDavid working on a SenoCorder

Why do we only use 16 pixels and are they really enough?

The technology of our chip is based on thin film organic semiconductors and requires no dispersive elements. It is a small, light, and robust sensor solution that can be implemented into everyday devices. The short answer to whether 16 pixels are enough is yes, in most everyday applications they are perfectly sufficient. If you would like a more in-depth answer to this questions, take a look at this article on our blog.

Can the SenoCorder be used to analyze liquids?

We currently don’t offer any applications for the analysis of liquids. However, in principle it’s possible to analyze liquids. To do so, a petri dish containing the liquid can be placed on the SenoCorder. We would recommend you to get in touch with us at contact@senorics.com if you have a specific inquiry regarding the analysis of liquids.

Can the SenoCorder be used to analyze X, Y, Z?

We are often asked whether the SenoCorder can analyze certain materials that aren’t mentioned on our website or elsewhere. The general answer is that it depends on what material exactly it is we are talking about. Our technology is very powerful, and it can analyze almost all materials if an appropriate application is configured. However, there are a few limitations to what’s possible. Generally, very small concentrations or contaminations of less than 1% can’t be analyzed. Gases and metals also can’t be analyzed with our device. For specific inquiries, you can get in touch with us at contact@senorics.com or via the contact form on our website.

The_SenoCorderThe SenoCorder handheld device

How big is the area that is being analyzed?

The size of the measurement window is approximately 5 x 5 mm. You can find an overview of other features and technical specifications of the device on our website.

Can the SenoCorder be used for distance measurements?

No, the handheld device can only be used for contact measurements. However, we do develop specific solutions for distance measurements, such as our RVC prototype. Those measurements can be taken from a distance of 1 to 3 cm.

 

Do you have any other questions regarding our hardware or applications? Send us an email to contact@senorics.com or leave us a comment. One of our dedicated team members will be happy to answer your questions.


 

Sascha Ullbrich

I’m a Project Manager at Senorics and my main focus lies on product engineering. I’m involved in the development of new prototypes and commercial products and in the evaluation of new device concepts. I joined the team in January 2019, and I’m known for my great explanatory skills – that’s why I regularly hold technology trainings for new employees.

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