Research leading to a useful product – Moisture sensors for building structures
Our product development began with a research team led by professor Magnus Berggren at Linköping University, within organic electronics, that studied the possibilities to exploit printed electronics. Several realizable ideas were developed and one of them was a concept for thin and passive sensors.
The result is InviSense’s passive moisture sensors placed behind the waterproofing in building structures.
Since the foundation of the product is printed electronics, it means it can be manufactured using traditional printing methods in a special roll-to-roll process, making it both more effective and cheaper. As our manufacturing costs are low, we do not have to outsource manufacturing to low-cost countries and can retain production in Sweden, giving us greater control of quality.
This has allowed us to create the extremely thin InviSense humidity sensor, a robust product with high durability and a competitive price. In addition, there is no battery to be concerned with, harmful radiation or other adverse effects.
The InviSense solution enables one to find out whether the building structure is affected by moisture damage or not, whilst also narrowing and defining the scope. Until today it has not been possible to do so without physically making a hole in the structure.
InviSense’s extremely thin (0.06 mm) moisture sensor is placed in a moisture-sensitive place where you want to measure the relative humidity. This method enables accurate and early detection of leakage/moisture, providing critical information to make a decision whether renovation is necessary or not.
CEO and sales – Björn Garplind
CTO and Project Management – Anders Friberg
Björn Garplind – CEO / Chairman
Anders Friberg – Board member
Lars Gutwasser – Board Member
Tommy Höglund – Deputy member