Bio-Inspired Sensors and their disruptive potential

9 min readAug 18, 2020

Since my childhood, I have been among the curious audience of Wildlife channels and I am sure many of you must be. I have not just enjoyed watching them on television but have also been fortunate to be in the company of a few of them as pets or around them, animals like dogs, deer, fishes, cows, cranes, ducks, parrots, monkies, snakes, mongoose and a big garden with lots of flowers and trees collected from different parts of the country. As I am writing this blog I am thankful to my grandparents for they introduced me to this curious world of nature and taught me the fundamentals of the bond between human and nature. It is always fascinating to watch the activities of animals and plants and their supernatural abilities to perceive, adapt and respond to events so uniquely.

Today the fact claims that we humans are the most evolved species on earth. This is supported by countless experiments, inventions all focused to decrease the human mortality rate.

The facts say that we are ready for tomorrow but today and every day, we are hit by inexorable intruders. These intruders have not left any stones unturned to challenge our medical, chemical, military, geospatial, disaster management, agricultural, environmental science.

In this blog, my aim is to feed your curiosity and together explore the world of bio-inspired sensors. I am going to talk about how the world we live in uses them, can use them and could have used them for everyone’s better.

Biomimetics or Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, is such a field that justifies how humans have looked at nature for answers to problems throughout our existence. One of the early examples of biomimicry was the study of birds to enable human flight. Although could not succeed in creating a “flying machine”, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was a keen observer of the anatomy and flight of birds and made numerous notes and sketches on his observations. The Wright Brothers, who succeeded in flying the first heavier-than-air aircraft in 1903, allegedly derived inspiration from observations of pigeons in flight.

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