What does it do? How is it used (now or anticipated future uses)? What sensor(s) are in it to enable it to do XYZ?
2. The specific product/name brand of the sensor used by a particular product is likely not publicly shared. However, think logically about what would need to be measured for the product to do XYZ:
If you're not sure, consider likely options listed in an article like this one. Search Google for Sensors in ______. Or search one of the Current News databases below for highly accessible news articles on a particular product. Often the product will use a combination of sensors.
3. Then, do some academic/scholarly research on the issues with that particular sensor. Use the sources in the Tech Articles box below.
These articles should contain easily-accessible and readable reviews of the new technology when it was released.
In addition to your product name or the type of sensor, consider search terms like:
These "smart searching" strategies can be used when searching almost any library database. These strategies work on Google too!
Another great "smart Google" strategy: Site limiting. For example:
"humidity sensors" site:.edu -- to limit to only educational sites. Also consider site:.gov
"internet of things" site:.techcrunch.com -- to limit only to TechCrunch
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Here is just a sample of the many e-books on technical topics available. Search Research@UWW and limit in the dropdown menu for Books at UW-Whitewater to see what is in our collection.
Search for the technical term for your sensor, or the communication type.